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A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a group allied with the United States, walks through debris in Raqqa, Syria, formerly the de facto capital of Islamic State. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears Defeated

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has been asked to provide "September 2016 email communications to Mr. Kushner concerning WikiLeaks" and other emails pertaining to a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite." Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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The ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island returns to port after a patrol. The president of the United States has the unilateral authority to order it to launch its nuclear weapons. MC1 James Kimber/U.S. Navy hide caption

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Shaken By Trump, Senators Ask: What Stops Him From Launching Nukes?

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has entered the West Wing — aides working in the White House. Mueller's team is charged with looking into whether anyone on Donald Trump's campaign worked with the Russians who attacked the 2016 election. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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With Trump Back In D.C., Mueller's Investigation Enters The West Wing

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits for the beginning of a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Panel Will Question Presidential Authority To Launch Nuclear Strike

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NSA's Hackers Were Themselves Hacked In Major Cybersecurity Breach

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President Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as they pose for a group photo ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit leaders gala dinner in Vietnam last week. Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ahead Of More Pressure From Russia Investigations, Trump Delivers Mixed Statements

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President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, on Saturday. Jorge Silva/AP hide caption

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Trump: Putin Again Denied Interfering In Election And 'I Really Believe' He Means It

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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, special counsel leading the DOJ Russia investigation, leaves the Capitol following a meeting with the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 2. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Air Force Addresses Failure To Forward Criminal Records Of Texas Gunman To FBI

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The FBI is struggling to access the cellphone of the Texas church shooter, which is reportedly an iPhone, reigniting the debate over encryption. Brandon Chew/NPR hide caption

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Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States Election," in May. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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