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Sahar Nowrouzzadeh (center), speaking at an event at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center in 2018. A report released by the State Department's Inspector General found that Nowrouzzadeh was improperly removed from her government post after articles attempting to smear her appeared on conservative websites.
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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch arrives on Capitol Hill on Oct. 11 to appear before lawmakers in closed-door questioning related to the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
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A man embraces his daughter after picking her up at Central Park in Santa Clarita, Calif., after a shooting at Saugus High School on Thursday. At least two people died in the attack, according to local law enforcement.
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Justin Ruben of ParentsTogether speaks on Thursday at a press conference organized to deliver 1.5 million petitions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The petitions are protesting proposed changes to the food stamps program that would also affect the free school lunch program.
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Former Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson's nomination for a top Pentagon job was withdrawn following smear attacks published on alt-right websites loyal to Trump.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters after the first public hearing in the impeachment probe of President Trump. The House is looking into his effort to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents.
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Legend has it that some University of Michigan fans defaced the statue sometime in the 1960s, and that led to members of the Michigan State University band and other students, sitting vigil.
In this Pentagon-approved courtroom sketch, defendant Ramzi Binalshibh (center) attends his pretrial hearing along with other defendants at the U.S. military court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on April 14, 2014. Also depicted are Mustafa al-Hawsawi (from right), partially cut off; Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, Ramzi Binalshibh, Walid bin Attash and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
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Behrouz Boochani, seen last year at the Australian detention center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, where the Kurdish-Iranian asylum-seeker spent years seeking his freedom. On Thursday, the prize-winning author touched down in New Zealand on his way to a literary festival — free for the first time in six years.
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Top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine William Taylor (right) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent are sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.
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Ilagan Udaya Kumari (from left), 50, whose husband went missing; Analaxmi Ariaratnam, 70, whose son disappeared; and Sangara Pilay Vanalogini, 53, whose son went missing. Mothers and other relatives of some of the tens of thousands of people who disappeared in Sri Lanka's 26-year civil war have been protesting in Vavuniya, Sri Lanka, to raise awareness of their plight.