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American foreign policy titan Henry Kissinger came to Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss global security challenges, but received a rude welcome from protesters who demanded his arrest for war crimes. Protesters from the rights group Code Pink stood up and shouted out at the start of the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, startling senators as well as Kissinger and two other former secretaries of state, Madeleine Albright and George Shultz, who were preparing to testify. It all proved too much for McCain, who tore into the protesters.
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba, the first step in Congress toward ending the U.S. embargo since President Barack Obama moved toward normal relations last month. The bill would end legal restrictions on travel to the island by U.S. citizens and legal residents, as well as on related banking transactions. The Obama administration announced some loosening of restrictions on travel last month, but Congress must vote to end them.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch picked up her first Republican endorsement Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.