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TV screens at a store in Seoul, South Korea, show news coverage of the latest exchange of insults between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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President Vladimir Putin's Russia appears to have meddled less in the German elections, in which Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to retain power, than in other countries' recently. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Chris Coons On Protecting Robert Mueller's Investigation

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President Trump told the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday that the U.S. may have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea if forced to defend itself and its allies. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, arrives at the Hart Senate Office Building to be interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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FBI Wiretapped Manafort Before And After Trump Campaign, Reports Say

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News Brief: Russia Probe, Trump To Address U.N. General Assembly

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The Hughes Glomar Explorer off the coast of Catalina Island, Calif., in August 1975, a year after its secret CIA mission to raise a Soviet sub that sank in the Pacific Ocean. This was one of the CIA's most elaborate and expensive operations. The CIA has just declassified new documents that show the Soviets were suspicious, but never actually knew what the Americans were doing. AP hide caption

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How The CIA Found A Soviet Sub — Without The Soviets Knowing

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Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer, poses at his home in 2015 near Moscow. In 1983, he was on duty when the Soviet Union's early warning satellite indicated the U.S. had fired nuclear weapons at his country. He suspected, correctly, it was a false alarm and did not immediately send the report up the chain of command. Petrov died at age 77. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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The Edge (from left), Bono and Larry Mullen Jr. of rock band U2 will not be bringing their The Joshua Tree World Tour to St. Louis this weekend amid security concerns. Andrew Chin/Getty Images hide caption

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To Shoot Down Or Not Shoot Down A North Korean Missile

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President Trump will attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, but with a smaller diplomatic delegation than previous presidents brought. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Message For His 1st U.N. General Assembly: Strength, 'Reform'

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Sam Harris: What Happens When Humans Develop Super Intelligent AI?

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William Evanina, the head of U.S. counterintelligence. Office of the Director of National Intelligence hide caption

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The Man Who Protects America's Secrets

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Chelsea Manning was interviewed on the ABC News program Nightline shortly after her release from prison. Manning, a 29-year-old transgender woman, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted of leaking classified information. Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks to the press at the White House, capping off a day in which he had made shifting statements and tweets over the proposed DACA deal. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Conservatives Fume Over DACA Deal As Trump Tries To Mollify His Base

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Trump Administration Continues Sanctions Relief For Iran Under Nuclear Deal

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