James Mattis speaks after his ceremonial swearing-in as secretary of defense on Jan. 17. In the Trump administration, Mattis and the Pentagon appear to have been given a freer hand. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., outside the White House on March 23, the day before GOP leaders pulled a health care bill from the House floor. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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After Health Care Fight, House Freedom Caucus Considers Next Steps

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Sen. Angus King On Russia Election Investigations

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North Carolina Lawmakers And Governor Announce 'Compromise' To Repeal HB2

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A Parody Politician Gains Serious Attention In Serbia

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Former Chris Christie Aides Sentenced To Prison Over 'Bridgegate'

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Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn At Odds With Inner Circle

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Tillerson's Task Ahead For Turkey Visit

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is working with Congress to renew the Veterans Choice program, which allows some veterans to get medical care outside the VA system, and provides money for medical staff. Marian Carrasquero /NPR hide caption

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'The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,' Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says

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A new water tank in Strong City, Kan., (at right) sits next to one that was part of an old leaky system on a hill just outside the city limits. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

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Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., tweeted that she "cannot be intimidated" after Fox News host Bill O'Reilly made dismissive comments about her on TV on Tuesday. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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#BlackWomenAtWork: Women Speak Out After Criticism Of Journalist, Congresswoman

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit President Trump next week in Florida, their first in-person meeting. Above, Xi during a meeting last month. Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Senator Urges Trump To 'Do More Than Talk' On Opioid Crisis

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