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Soldiers of the 369th Infantry during World War I wear French "Adrian" helmets and use French-issued rifles and equipment. National Archives and Records Administration hide caption

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John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Tuesday. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Ousted Navy Secretary Spencer, A Lifelong Republican, Appears With Michael Bloomberg

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Mike Pompeo is accusing veteran NPR journalist Mary Louise Kelly of lying to him. NPR's senior leadership says it stands by Kelly's reporting on the secretary of state. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Damage at the al-Asad military base in Iraq, days after a missile attack by Iran. The barrage was in retaliation for the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in a drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3. Ayman Henna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Doomsday Clock reads 100 seconds to midnight, a decision made by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that was announced Thursday. The clock is intended to represent the danger of global catastrophe. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Are The Senators In The Impeachment Trial 'Jurors' — Or Something Else?

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The Rev. Randolph Hollerith, dean of the Washington National Cathedral (from left); the Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, the Episcopal Church's bishop suffragan for the armed forces; and Maj. Gen. Steven Schaick, the Air Force chief of chaplains, participate in the blessing of a Bible for swearing in U.S. Space Force officials. Danielle E. Thomas/Washington National Cathedral hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announce new sanctions on Iran at the White House on Friday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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