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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a religious freedom summit at the Department of State Tuesday. Pompeo is headed to Argentina, which is expected to announce it's joining an international coalition to counter Iran. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Turns To South America For Help With Anti-Iran Coalition

As the U.S. has struggled to build support among its traditional allies in Europe to combat what it calls Iran's aggression, it has been forced to look elsewhere for support, such as Latin America.

Attorney General William Barr speaks as he stands with President Donald Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during an event about the census in the Rose Garden at the White House earlier this month. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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House Holds Attorney General And Commerce Secretary In Contempt Over Census Probe

Democrats have demanded documents related to the origins of Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The effort to add the question was ultimately halted.

At the June Democratic presidential debate, the matchup between former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris on the second night changed the course of the campaign. Both will be in the next debate on July 30 and 31, but may not be on stage together. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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2nd Democratic Primary Debate: See Which Candidates Made The Cut

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will make the stage, taking the place of California Rep. Eric Swalwell, who dropped out last week. The lineup for each night of the July 30-31 event will come Thursday.

New York Attorney General Letitia James joins a press conference to support rent controlled tenants who have been threatened with eviction because their landlord has filed for bankruptcy in March. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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New York Landlords Call Rent Control Laws An 'Illegal Taking' In New Federal Lawsuit

Last month, housing advocates in New York celebrated sweeping new laws that established rent control permanently. Now, landlords say rent limits are unconstitutional.

Massachusetts prosecutors dropped criminal charges against actor Kevin Spacey on Wednesday. The Oscar-winner was accused of groping an 18-year-old man at a restaurant in 2016. Spacey is seen outside the courthouse in January. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Prosecutors Drop Criminal Charges Against Actor Kevin Spacey In Sexual Assault Case

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said in court documents filed Wednesday, he was abandoning the case "due to the unavailability of the complaining witness."

Supporters of Planned Parenthood demonstrated at New York's City Hall against the Trump administration's Title X rule change in February. Planned Parenthood now says it clinics nationwide will stop using federal Title X family planning funds. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Planned Parenthood Officials Say They've Halted Use Of Title X Family Planning Funds

The move follows an announcement this week by the Trump administration that it will enforce new rules forbidding groups that receive the funds from counseling patients about abortion.

In a May 19, 2015 file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer's disease at Georgetown University Hospital, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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LGBTQ Americans Could Be At Higher Risk For Dementia, Study Finds

Research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Convention found that LGBTQ Americans are three times more likely to experience cognitive decline than their non-LGBTQ counterparts.

The 65-year-old man — unnamed by police — tried to smuggle a more than a pound of cocaine under his toupee. He was caught by Spain's National Police shortly after disembarking from a flight arriving in Barcelona from Bogota, Colombia, in June. Spanish National Police via Reuters hide caption

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Drug In A Rug: Is That A Bag Of Cocaine Under Your Toupee?

A Colombian man trying to sneak more than a pound of the drug into Spain was caught with the package (poorly) hidden under his fake hair, a police official told NPR.

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