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Lawmakers Briefed On U.S. Negotiations With The Taliban

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This image from television footage shows John Walker Lindh in Afghanistan on Dec. 1, 2001. Lindh was a Taliban soldier who was captured at that time. Having served 17 years of a 20-year sentence, he is scheduled to be released from a U.S. federal prison on Thursday. In the coming years, dozens of Americans linked to extremist groups are in line to be released from U.S. prisons. Associated Press hide caption

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'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh Scheduled To Be Released On Parole

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President Trump speaks about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation and his ongoing conflict with congressional Democrats in the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The USS Arlington, shown in December in Morehead City, N.C., has been sent to the Middle East to bolster an aircraft carrier force sent to counter alleged threats from Iran. MC3 Chris Roys/Navy Office of Information/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's National Security Team Briefs Congress On Iran

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Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego Weighs In On Iran Intel Briefing

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The U.S. Ratchets Up Sanctions On Iran And North Korea

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Then-White House counsel Don McGahn looks on as President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in October 2018. McGahn is now barred from talking to Congress, the White House says. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Iran Debate Intensifies

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Trump Officials Are Divided Over How Aggressive To Be With Iran

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Former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning speaks to reporters in Virginia on Thursday. After Manning refused to testify before a grand jury, U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga said she was in contempt of court and ordered her back to jail. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At the European Union law enforcement agency Europol on Thursday, authorities announced details of a coordinated operation to dismantle an international cybercrime network. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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The Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. Trump's executive order does not name Huawei, but it appears to be directed at the Chinese telecom manufacturer. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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