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Syria And Russia Among Major International Stories Of 2016

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Barbershop: 2016 Is Almost Over, But Was It Really The Worst?

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President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for the media before a bilateral meeting at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 28, 2015. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Thanks To Russia, 2016 Isn't Really Going To End For Obama And Trump

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Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative columnist and Internet personality, confirmed that he has a book deal with Simon & Schuster, saying on his Facebook page: "They said banning me from Twitter would finish me off. Just as I predicted, the opposite has happened." Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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A fence surrounds an estate in the village of Upper Brookville in the town of Oyster Bay, N.Y., on Long Island. On Friday, the Obama administration closed this compound for Russian diplomats, in retaliation for spying and cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper defeated incumbent Pat McCrory in a tight election. Cooper is seen here with his wife, Kristin, at an election night rally in Raleigh. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Study: New Administrations Spark Mass Departures Of Civil Servants

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Week In Politics: Israel, Russia And The Race For DNC Chair

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Walter Shaub Jr. is the director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, which tweeted last month about President-elect Donald Trump's conflicts of interest. U.S. Office of Government Ethics hide caption

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U.S. Ethics Chief Was Behind Those Tweets About Trump, Records Show

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Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer at a 2015 press conference. The two Democratic leaders are plotting out how to work with a Republican president and Congress next year. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Deal Or Disrupt? Congressional Democrats Weigh 2017 Choices

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Russian Hacking Allegations Will Follow Trump Into The White House

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U.S. Announces Sanctions Against Russia In Response To Cyberattacks

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