Michele Kelemen A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers the State Department. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs — from Morning Edition to All Things Considered.

At the State Department, employees are expressing concern via an official dissent channel about the Trump administration's temporary visa and refugee ban. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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At State Department, 'Dissent Channel' In High Gear With Refugee Ban Protests

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A Syrian refugee boy plays outside his family's tent in a Syrian refugee camp in the town of Zahrani, Lebanon, in December. Some 1 million Syrians live in Lebanon as refugees, according to the U.N. Mohammed Zaatari/AP hide caption

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Career Diplomats Leave State Department As Trump Presidency Begins

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Senate Panel Grills S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley In Her Bid To Become U.N. Ambassador

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The White House And Kremlin Take Parting Shots At Each Other

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Samantha Power: U.S. Needs U.N. Help Before Threats Come Home To Roost

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Human Rights Groups Respond To Obama Administration Lifting Sanctions Against Sudan

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Rex Tillerson Questioned About Trump's Ties To Russia In Confirmation Hearing

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Senate Panel To Evaluate Whether An Oilman Can Be A Good Statesman

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Lawmakers Prepare For Tough Confirmation Battle For Rex Tillerson

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Trump Team Denies Obama Envoys Extensions Past Inauguration Day

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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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Siblings Ibrahim and Evan visit the home of their aunt December 27 in Bakhdida, Iraq, southeast of Mosul. The Islamic state burned the home, looted their parents home and destroyed or vandalized every church in Bakhdida. With a population of 50,000, it had been the largest Christian-majority town in the country, but nearly all residents have fled. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Global Powers' Commitment To Intervene In Genocides May Be Waning

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U.N. Rejects U.S. Calls For Sanctions On South Sudan

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U.S. Abstains On U.N. Security Council Vote Condemning Israeli Settlements

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