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As Mueller Picks Up Pace, Capital Roils With Talk Of Pardons And Firing

Indictments and a plea agreement in Robert Mueller's investigation have led to reports that the president is considering firing him or disarming him by pardoning the targets of the investigation.

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President Trump meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (right) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in before the Northeast Asia Security dinner at the U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg, Germany, on July 6. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Trump Is Going To Asia: What To Watch For At Each Stop

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Naturalization candidates take the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance in June at the New York Public Library. Over 190 immigrants from 59 countries became American citizens. Michael Noble Jr./AP hide caption

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How The Diversity Visa Lottery Works

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The Bee Plaid
Atchafalaya Snarky Puppy, Metropole Orkest
We Made It Lalin Y
Hustler n Killer Lalin Y

Sam Smith's latest album, The Thrill of It All, is out Nov. 3. Ruven Afanador/Courtesy of artist hide caption

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'It's Scary Being As Open As I'm Being': Sam Smith On 'The Thrill Of It All'

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Pray Sam Smith
Writing's On the Wall [Instrumental]

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As Mueller Picks Up Pace, Capital Roils With Talk Of Pardons And Firing

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Born Under a Bad sign Jimi Hendrix
Pali Gap Jimi Hendrix
Do Something [Organized Noize mix] Macy Gray & Cee Lo Green

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An Unlikely Friendship Reignites 2 Artists' Ambitions

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Melting Matt Faris
Strike Up The Band Herb Alpert

Organic farmers who grow their crops in soil participate in a protest in Stowe, Vt., in 2015. Critics say the organic label is at essence about the health of soil, and did not want to allow crops raised in hydroponic systems to be labeled organic. Their efforts to strip hydroponic vegetables of the organic label failed this week. Wilson Ring/AP Images hide caption

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Hydroponic Veggies Are Taking Over Organic, And A Move To Ban Them Fails

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Axis Joan Jeanrenaud
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