Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) spent Tuesday with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel talking about her record as a prosecutor and senator.
Harris admitted to turning into a fan-girl after meeting Star Wars star Mark Hamill. She said she was suddenly 12-years-old again when he told her, “may the force be with you.”
Kimmel asked her what Republicans are like behind closed doors and she confessed that some of them do roll their eyes at President Donald Trump.
But the shocking moment came when Harris described the difference between a typical Senate Intelligence Committee hearing and the behind-the-scenes classified briefings that the members attend twice a week for many hours at a time.
The group hears “about threats to our nation and issues we should be concerned about,” she said. “When we walked in that room, there are no cameras. There’s no press. There’s no audience. People take off their jackets. They roll up their sleeves, and some of the most civilized and important conversations take place in a way that is not only bipartisan but is non-partisan. So, while we see so much of partisanship that is attempting to divide our country, I will tell you, at least in my experience, on these issues around national security in a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility), there is a lot of unity and that is heartening.”
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Iran probes seized UK-flagged tanker — Britain to hold emergency meeting
ran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action.
Iranian authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.
Video footage released by Iran showed the Stena Impero tanker being surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.
In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be heard ordering the tanker to change course "immediately".
For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task
Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.
While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.
"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.
Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.