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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tokyo Thursday for New York, for talks with Donald Trump. He is the first foreign leader to meet with the president-elect, whose campaign pledges have prompted concerns over U.S. foreign policy. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Is In Contact With Foreign Leaders, But Not The State Department

Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader, Japan's Shinzo Abe, comes during a week when he's been taking calls from leaders around the world — but hasn't asked for input from the State Department.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tokyo Thursday for New York, for talks with Donald Trump. He is the first foreign leader to meet with the president-elect, whose campaign pledges have prompted concerns over U.S. foreign policy. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump In Contact With Foreign Leaders, But State Department Phones Quiet

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Zoo Zoo Chris Bowden
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Following Election, NRA Goes On 'Offense'; Here's What It Could Aim To Do

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Soul Fruit Brian Hughes

A young woman is tested for HIV at a health clinic in Uganda. During the presidency of George W. Bush, the U.S. substantially ramped up spending on HIV/AIDS programs abroad — a commitment that retains strong bipartisan support to this day. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Takes Office At A Pivotal Moment For Foreign Aid

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Volta Jazz, also known as Orchestre Volta-Jazz, was one of the most prominent Bobo Dioulasso bands of the '60s and '70s. Sory Sanlé hide caption

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In This Bobo Yéyé Box Set, Find The Creativity And Optimism Of A Lost World

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Robert Frost Gary Burton
Traffic Extension [Take 1] Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
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The skin of the golden poison dart frog, Phyllobates terribilis, secretes a deadly poison that might lead to a better understanding of how to treat malfunctions of the human nervous system. Tambako the Jaguar/Getty Images hide caption

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Chemists Re-Create Deadly Frog Poison In The Lab

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