Gun control is a hot-button issue in the US, with conservatives defending citizens’ “right to bear arms” and progressives opposing it. But some minority rights activists resist stringent gun regulations.
Pompeo's questioning by senators comes amid spiraling tensions with Russia and China and uncertainty over the Trump administration's international agenda.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders slapped aside Russian suggestions that the attack in Douma could have been faked and said Trump was still weighing military options in response.
During testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, "It is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation."
House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he will retire next year and said he did not want his children growing up with a "weekend dad."
US President Donald Trump said "missiles will be coming" after Russia said it will shoot down missiles fired at Syria.
The court will decide how long Alexandrew Bissonnette should spend in prison, after he pleaded guilty to shooting dead six people at a mosque in Quebec City in 2017.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg says he takes responsibility for the Cambridge Analytica data harvest from more than 80 million Facebook users.
The US State Department says Palestinian journalist Yasser Murtaja was approved for funding under a program that supports private sector development.
Seusis Hernandez, known by his nom de guerre Jesus Santrich, was arrested for conspiring to export 10 tonnes of cocaine, worth $320 million, to the US.
US civil rights leaders have said they are fearful President Donald Trump could reverse progress made on civil rights in the United States since Martin Luther King Jr's assassination 50 years ago.
The State Department has approved the sale of 5,000 Advance Precision Kill Weapon Systems to Qatar, including 5,000 high explosive warheads.
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