US Senate vote to confirm Pompeo as diplomatic chief

 
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Washington, April 26 (TNS): United States President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, was set to be confirmed as America’s top diplomat Thursday after narrowly winning approval from a US Senate panel.

The midday confirmation vote in the US Senate comes days after a dramatic last-minute flip by Republican Senator Rand Paul gave Pompeo, currently the CIA Director, a narrow edge among committee members.