Mya Soe, 58, holds a photograph of his daughter Kyi Pyar Soe on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, last year. He says he was told that his daughter was trafficked to China.
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This image — taken via satellite in January 2015 — depicts what the State Department says is the crematorium at Saydnaya prison, including snowmelt on the facility's roof that acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs Stuart Jones says is proof of the building's higher temperature.
A tweet by Ivanka Trump about her new book was retweeted by a State Department agency. The Office of Global Women's Issues has since deleted the retweet amid ethics concerns.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has instructed consular officials to develop criteria to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" for visa applications. He's shown here last week in Beijing with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 monitors how the climate is changing. Trump's budget would eliminate some satellites, including OCO-3, a next-generation carbon-monitoring spacecraft.
The U.S. has begun deploying the Terminal High Altitude Aerial Defense - THAAD - an anti-missile system meant to defend South Korea against attacks from the North. The first components arrived in South Korea last week.
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Dozens of ambassadorial jobs remain vacant, as do some 30 top jobs at State Department headquarters requiring Senate confirmation — positions from deputy secretary of state on down to regional assistant secretaries.
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