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President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis at the White House in October. Mattis will be replaced by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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When She Fled Afghanistan, She Took Her Schoolbooks With Her

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Desperation In Gaza, Where Over Half Of Work Force Is Unemployed

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Without U.S. Troops, Kurds May Make A Deal With Syria To Prevent A Turkish Attack

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U.S.-backed Kurdish militants seem to be in talks with the Syrian regime to hand over the city of Manbij. Turkey has threatened an offensive against the town if the Kurds remain in control. Here, members of the Kurdish internal security force are seen in a photo from March. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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A church near the school was destroyed during the fight to oust ISIS from Raqqa, Syria. Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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Determined To Seek An Education, Teenagers In Raqqa, Syria, Create Their Own School

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With U.S. Troops Leaving Syria, What Will The Fight Against ISIS Look Like?

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Critics Say U.S. Withdrawal From UNESCO Allows Different Agendas To Surface

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Former U.S. Commander: ISIS 'Is Not Defeated'

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Former Israeli General Jumps Into 2019 Race To Challenge Netanyahu

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