Russian President Vladimir Putin answers questions at a joint news conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in Savonlinna, Finland, on Thursday. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said Thursday that the military's transgender policy will remain unchanged until the Department of Defense receives direction from the White House. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions leaves the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Sessions is traveling to El Salvador on Thursday to discuss gang violence with his counterparts there. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) walks to the Senate chamber for a vote in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. The senators from Alaska reportedly got a call from Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of two brand-new British aircraft carriers, trails a collection of tug boats on the Firth of Forth in Scotland last month. U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the massive carriers, which have been billed as some of the biggest ships ever built for the Royal Navy, will sail through the disputed waterways of the South China Sea as a show of strength. Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A picture shows a teddy bear set up by supporters of the family of British baby Charlie Gard outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Monday. After months of legal conflict over whether an experimental treatment might help Charlie or would only cause suffering, the baby will be transferred to a hospice facility to die. Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At a security conference in Australia on Thursday, Adm. Scott Swift said he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Trump ordered it. He warned against the military ever shifting its allegiance from civilian control. Rod McGuirk/AP hide caption

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Palestinians celebrate in front of the Lion's Gate entrance to Al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli security measures were removed from the Al-Aqsa Compound in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, seen here at a news conference last month, is being nominated by President Trump to be an ambassador for religious freedom. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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People watch as authorities respond after part of the Fire Ball ride broke off while in motion Wednesday night at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio. One person was killed, and three were critically injured. Justin Eckard/AP hide caption

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Venezuelans began blocking deserted streets Wednesday as the opposition held a two-day strike opposing President Nicolas Maduro's planned vote for a new Constituent Assembly. A banner reading "The Constituent Is Hunger," is seen in Caracas' Petare neighborhood on Wednesday. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Inmate Ronald Phillips was executed at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, on Wednesday morning. Above, the prison's death chamber in 2005. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Three king cobras were on their way to a Los Angeles-area home when suspicious federal agents intercepted the package. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/AP hide caption

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House Republican whip Steve Scalise was the most seriously wounded of the four people hit by gunfire in the attack at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., in June. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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