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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced Sunday. Here she testifies on Capitol Hill on March 6. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, will testify publicly on Capitol Hill next week about payments to women who say they had affairs with Trump. Cohen will report to prison in May for crimes related to those payments. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, looks on during a press conference on Capitol Hill in December 2018. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Nov. 2018: Sherrod Brown Discusses Possible 2020 Bid

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Union members and other federal employees protest in front of the White House on Thursday. Many are out of work as the partial government shutdown has dragged on longer than any in history. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., address reporters about the fight over funding a border wall before the partial government shutdown. Pelosi will lead House Democrats in voting on a bill to reopen the government when they take power in the House on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Sen. Jeff Flake arrives back at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday following a break. After announcing Friday morning that he would vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Flake was confronted in an emotional scene by two women relaying their stories of sexual assault. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room is prepared for Thursday's planned testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions at an event discussing immigration policies on Sept. 10. President Trump said on Tuesday that he's disappointed in the attorney general's job performance for a number of reasons, beyond his recusal from the Russia investigation. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Then-candidate Donald Trump onstage with his running mate, Mike Pence, and their families at the end of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Republicans have chosen Charlotte, N.C., a city that hosted Democrats' convention in 2012, to host their 2020 convention. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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House intelligence committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks to reporters Tuesday on Capitol Hill, joined by other Democrats on the committee as they released a response to GOP conclusions on the House Russia investigation. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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President Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump and Dr. Igor Nichiporenko, speaks to reporters while visiting medical staff at Broward Health North in Pompano Beach, Fla., on Friday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Saturday, arguing that the shutdown is mainly President Trump's fault. Republicans say Democrats manufactured the crisis over immigration. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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