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Pence breaks tie to confirm U.S. education pick DeVos

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:20 AM

The chamber was deadlocked at 50 50 with two Republicans breaking ranks to oppose Trump s hotly contested education secretary nominee a billionaire who champions using taxpayer monies to help fund privately run schools

Betsy DeVos speaks during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trumps picks women, including a critic, for cabinet

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:44 PM

UPDATED Donald Trump begins to broaden the base of his future cabinet nominating two conservative women including a critic after his earlier picks rewarded campaign loyalists

NIKKI HALEY. This file photo taken on November 18, 2016 shows South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley during the 2016 National Lawyers Convention sponsored by the Federalist Society in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP