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Pompeo jokes Trump may fire him in a tweet as rumors swirl about his departure

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a joke Monday that may hit a bit close to home as rumors swirl about his future outside the Trump administration.
Protesters clash with riot police during a rally to demand a referendum to remove Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, September 1, 2016.

US to withdraw all its embassy staff in Venezuela as the country continues to plunge into crisis

The US will be removing all remaining staff from its embassy in Venezuela as the country grapples with power outages and a deteriorating political situation.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were repeatedly rejected when they tried to fly on Air Force planes, so they found a workaround

A new White House tell-all previewed in The New York Times says Ivanka Trump often asked to travel on Air Force planes even when it wasn't necessary.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the National Cemetery in Seoul

State Department warns US citizens traveling to India could fall victim to terrorism or sexual assault

The warning comes after India suffered a terror attack that took it to the brink of war with its nuclear rival, Pakistan.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with President Donald Trump.

Trump reportedly has 4 ‘favorite’ questions that he asks his officials at every intelligence briefing

Trump reportedly asks, "Why should we care? What's in it for us? Can anyone else do it? How much does it cost?" when evaluating a proposal.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Hillary Clinton for job advice, even though he once said her response to Benghazi was worse than Watergate

Pompeo was previously critical of Clinton's response to the Benghazi attacks, calling the former Secretary of State's actions "morally reprehensible."

Heather Nauert withdraws from consideration as UN ambassador, saying the last 2 months have been ‘grueling’ for her family

President Donald Trump said late last year he would nominate Nauert to the position recently vacated by Nikki Haley.
Lea Gabrielle.

A former Fox News reporter is reportedly being hired by the State Department to help lead America’s anti-propaganda effort

Lea Gabrielle, a US Naval Academy graduate and fighter pilot, will be named as the special envoy and coordinator of the Global Engagement Center.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

State Department calls off border-security conference because of ‘very limited funding’ amid government shutdown

The State Department is postponing a border-security conference "due to the partial US government shutdown," a spokesperson said in a statement.
A policeman patrols around a police station attacked by unknown assailants, in Ciudad Juarez, January 17, 2019.

The US has issued a security alert for a major border city in Mexico after a wave of attacks on police

After a series of attacks on police in Ciudad Juarez, the US Consulate General there issued an alert about violence the city, which borders El Paso.