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U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble, who was killed during combat operations in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, on Sunday. U.S. Army/Department of Defense hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wait on stage together at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center before Schumer's scheduled speech last year. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images hide caption

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The impeachment proceedings against President Trump have featured testimony by U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland on a key cellphone conversation with Trump regarding Ukraine. Sondland is seen here being sworn in last month. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Presidential Impeachments Mirror Technological Advances; This Time, It's Smartphones

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Mark Sandy, from the Office of Management and Budget, arrives to the U.S. Capitol earlier this month for a deposition regarding whether President Trump ordered a hold on military assistance to Ukraine. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Sondland Testimony Lays Out Link Between Trump And Ukraine Aid

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President Trump and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan take part in a joint news conference during Erdogan's visit to the White House on Wednesday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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News Brief: Public Impeachment Hearings Begin, Erdogan Visits White House

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A U.S. military vehicle drives past an oil pump jack in the countryside of Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli. President Trump is leaving some U.S. troops in Syria, with the goal of controlling Syria's oil fields. But legal experts say exploiting the oil could amount to pillaging — a war crime. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration's Interest In Syrian Oil Fields Raises Questions

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