Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. The longtime wife of South African President Nelson Mandela, she was also known for her political involvement and efforts to combat apartheid, as well as controversial actions that led to convictions for kidnapping and fraud.
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.
The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel as the new director of the C.I.A, making her the first female director in history. In March 2018, Haspel was tapped by President Trump as the deputy director, and on Thursday, the Senate voted 54-45 in her favor to head the agency.
During a commencement address at the Virginia Military Institute, Rex Tillerson warned of a "growing crisis in ethics and integrity" among American leaders. Some pundits linked the former Secretary of State’s comments to former boss President Trump.
Elizabeth Warren is a Democrat from Massachusetts who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012. She previously worked as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
A Richmond, Virginia commission convened by Mayor Levar Stoney “to best tell the real story" of the Confederate era has recommended removing a statue of Jefferson Davis. The monument of the Confederate president was unveiled in 1907 at a reunion of Confederate veterans.