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Senior adviser to the President Jared Kushner used private email and a messaging app to conduct official business, the House oversight committee says. Kushner's lawyer has pushed back on some of the committee's assertions. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Kushner Used Private Email To Conduct Official Business, House Committee Says

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The Facebook logo photographed in 2018 at the company's headquarters in California. On Tuesday, Facebook said it found millions of user passwords stored in plain, readable text in its internal data storage systems. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Irsi Castillo of Honduras holds her 3-year-old daughter just after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. at El Paso, Texas. Castillo is one in the surge of thousands of migrants claiming asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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With Thousands Of Migrants Crossing The Border Daily, We Asked 'Why Now?'

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A growing number of women are incarcerated in the U.S. and many of them give birth in prison or jail. Image Source/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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Pregnant Behind Bars: What We Do And Don't Know About Pregnancy And Incarceration

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Colombian police escort a Venezuelan soldier into Cúcuta, Colombia. The soldier surrendered at a bridge crossing the Venezuela-Colombia border, where people tried to carry humanitarian aid into Venezuela on Feb. 23. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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1,000 Venezuelan Armed Forces Have Fled Across Border, Says Colombian Government

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, delivers the State of the State address on Jan. 22. On Thursday, a Wisconsin county judge restored the governor's powers that had been restricted by Republicans during a lame-duck session. Andy Manis/AP hide caption

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Authorities intercepted a woman using this drug kit in preparation for shooting up a mix of heroin and fentanyl inside a Walmart bathroom last month in Manchester, N.H. Fentanyl offers a particularly potent high but also can shut down breathing in under a minute. Salwan Georges/Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Fentanyl-Linked Deaths: The U.S. Opioid Epidemic's Third Wave Begins

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A damaged door frame is seen at the home of Roberto Marrero in Caracas on Thursday. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó says his chief of staff was detained by Venezuelan intelligence agents. Ivan Alvarado/Reuters hide caption

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Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan listens as President Trump speaks during a signing event for Space Policy Directive 4 in the Oval Office last month. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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