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Much of the fleet of electronic voting machines in the United States was designed without security in mind, in response to the last big national flap over an election in 2000. Marcus Marritt for NPR hide caption

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Tents at a temporary holding facility for migrants in El Paso, earlier this year. Under President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security focus has shifted increasingly towards immigration and border enforcement. Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A commercial satellite image from the company Maxar (bottom); the image tweeted by President Trump (top) appears to be of better quality. (Bottom) Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies; (top) @realDonaldTrump hide caption

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, seen shortly after his capture during a 2003 raid in Pakistan, is accused of masterminding the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. AP hide caption

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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan meets U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad (left) in Islamabad on Aug. 1. Khalilzad met Khan ahead of peace talks in Qatar with the Taliban. Press Information Department via AP hide caption

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The Key Role Pakistan Is Playing In U.S.-Taliban Talks

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Participants sign in at a Democratic Party caucus at Jackson Township Fire Station in Keokuk, Iowa, on Feb. 1, 2016. The DNC has scrapped a virtual caucus plan for 2020. Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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DNC Recommends Scrapping Plans For Virtual Iowa, Nevada Caucuses Over Security

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Justice Department Watchdog Says Comey Violated FBI Policies In Handling Trump Memos

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'New York Times' Report: U.S. Cyberattack Against Iran Wiped Out Critical Database

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James Mattis, then U.S. secretary of defense, leaves a news conference following a meeting about U.S.-China diplomacy and security at the State Department in Washington, D.C., in June 2017. Mattis' new book, Call Sign Chaos, implies criticism of President Trump without taking direct shots at him. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Homes in the Cantera area of San Juan, Puerto Rico, are covered with FEMA tarps after Hurricane Maria. The island is now bracing for another major storm. Carlos Giusti/AP hide caption

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Activists Injured In 2017 Charlottesville Rally File Civil Lawsuit Against Organizers

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U.S. Negotiators Are Closing In On A Limited Deal With The Taliban

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The director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Paul Nakasone, often speaks about "persistent engagement" as a way to keep up pressure on adversaries in cyberspace. Since he took over last year, the spy agency has been pursuing a more assertive approach. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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'Persistent Engagement': The Phrase Driving A More Assertive U.S. Spy Agency

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