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Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be acting White House chief of staff when John Kelly leaves at the end of the year. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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President Trump Names Mick Mulvaney As Acting White House Chief Of Staff

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts (center), is just one of several potential 2020 presidential candidates who came out in support of Sanders' Medicare for All proposal in 2017. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, says Trump directed him to arrange hush-money payments to two women during the closing weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is retiring at the end of this year after three decades in the House. The first Latina elected to Congress, she is leaving with a warning for her party about the need to reach out to more women and minority voters. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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First Latina Elected To Congress Retires With A Warning To Republicans

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Sen. Jon Kyl, who first retired from the Senate in 2013, had indicated he never planned on sticking around long, committing to serve only through the end of the current congressional term. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian gun rights activist Maria Butina pleaded guilty to serving as an unregistered foreign agent. She had sought to build back-channel links to the Russian government with the Trump campaign. AP hide caption

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Maria Butina Pleads Guilty In Foreign Agent Case, Admits Clandestine Influence Scheme

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Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, exits federal court after his sentencing hearing Wednesday in New York City. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections' investigation centers on absentee ballots in Bladen County. Miles Parks/NPR hide caption

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As Election Fraud Probe Centers On N.C.'s 9th District, A Cynical Cloud Settles In

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sponsored the resolution to withdraw U.S. military aid from the war in Yemen with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. He argues the move will garner international notice as the conflict continues. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Votes To End U.S. Support For War In Yemen, Rebuking Trump And Saudi Arabia

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Children and workers are at a tent encampment in June near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to a reporter as she and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer walk back into the West Wing after speaking to members of the media outside of the White House in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Michael Cohen, (right) Donald Trump's former lawyer, arrives at federal court, with his children Jake and Samantha, for his sentencing in New York on Wednesday. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison Following Plea That Implicated Trump

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Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal courthouse in Washington in July, following a status hearing. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

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Contractors work to reinforce a section of the U.S. border wall in San Diego where scores of Central American migrants have crossed illegally in recent weeks, shot through the fence from Tijuana, Mexico. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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With a partial government shutdown on the horizon, President Trump and Democratic leaders had a heated exchange over border security and wall funding in front of reporters. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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In Fight With 'Chuck And Nancy,' Trump Says He'd Be 'Proud' To Shut Down Government

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More Americans would prefer that President Trump compromise on funding for his border wall rather than risk a government shutdown, a new poll finds. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said members will now consider a criminal justice bill before the end of this year's lame-duck session. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate To Vote On Criminal Justice Bill After Push From Boosters, White House

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