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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Saturday. Tillerson acknowledged the U.S. has direct contact with North Korea over its nuclear program. China is seen as crucial in helping to avert a military confrontation. Lintao Zhang/AP hide caption

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A Catalan Opposed To Catalonia's Independence Referendum

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An Update On Trump's Afghanistan Strategy

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In Russia, 'The Future Is History'

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Benjamin Raphael of Nigeria (left) is a salesman who had never picked up a paint brush before he found asylum in Italy. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Painting Their Old Life Helps Them Build A New Life In Italy

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State Department Announces Staff Reduction At Embassy In Cuba After Health Attacks

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Spanish Government Working To Stop Independence Vote In Catalonia

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Soldiers practice roll-over drills ahead of their deployment to Afghanistan at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Zachariah Hughes/Alaska Public Media hide caption

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16 Years Since The First Deployment, U.S. Soldiers Prepare To Go Again

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Clockwise from top left: Flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. A victim of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Rescuers search for survivors after the earthquake in Mexico. Monsoon flooding in India. Top Left: Emily Kask Top Right: Carolyn Cole Bottom Left: Diptendu Dutta Bottom Right: Pedro Pardo/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Pileup Of U.S. Disasters Means For The World

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Residents of Barbuda were forced to flee when Hurricane Irma devastated their island on its way through the Caribbean. Here, Jackeline Deazle, whose house lost its roof and windows, is seen at a shelter in the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium last week in North Sound, on Antigua. Jose Jimenez/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. State Department Pulling Staff From Cuba

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Displaced Syrians head to refugee camps on the outskirts of Raqqa on Sunday. Syrian fighters, backed by the U.S., have been driving out the Islamic State. However, many civilians are fleeing the fighting, and there's still no sign of a political settlement in Syria on the horizon. Bulent Kilic /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Is Beating Back ISIS, So What Comes Next?

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