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Sensing Chaos, Russia Takes A 'Wait-And-See' Approach To Trump

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Reports: U.S. Intercepted Calls Between Trump Campaign Staff And Russian Intelligence

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Questions have loomed over National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contact with a Russian diplomat in late December — and the explanation provided by the White House has changed over time. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Journalist: Russia's Interference Is An 'Assault On The Western Liberal Order'

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Former Exxon Mobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson will give up about $7 million compared with what he would have received had he retired in March as planned. His confirmation hearings for secretary of state are tentatively set to begin Jan. 11. Jon Gambrell/AP hide caption

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Rex Tillerson Cuts Ties With Exxon Mobil In Advance Of Confirmation Hearings

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During his annual news conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he agreed with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that even someone lying on their sofa could have hacked the Democratic National Committee. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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How The Trump Campaign Weakened The Republican Platform On Aid To Ukraine

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CIA Director John Brennan discussed ISIS, the FBI-Apple dispute over an iPhone, the state of the Iran nuclear deal, and his future plans as President Obama's term draws to a close. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Listen To Part 1 On 'Morning Edition'

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