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In his resignation letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Rev. Patrick Conroy noted that he was stepping down "as you have requested" and has since made it clear that he had no interest in leaving Capitol Hill.
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo testifies on worldwide threats during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Feb. 13, 2018. Pompeo, President Trump's pick to lead the State Department, has portrayed the fight against terrorism as an epic holy war.
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Young worshippers at Erez Baptist Church in Duncanville, Texas, gather for a midweek music service. The congregation, less than a year old, consists almost entirely of Hispanic immigrants and their children.
Immigrants arrive at Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay around 1900. In 1924, the U.S. would restrict immigration based on national origin. Forty years after that, it eliminated those restrictions.