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U.S. Border Patrol agents ask a group of Central American asylum seekers to remove hair bands and wedding rings before taking them into custody on June 12, near McAllen, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump Threatens Additional Tariffs On Chinese Goods

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Central Americans React To Trump's Zero-Tolerance Border Policy

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Debate Over Migrant Crisis Threatens To Topple Germany's Government

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Ahmed Alaa, shown here in Cairo, spent three months in prison for raising a rainbow flag at the concert of a Lebanese band in Cairo last year. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'

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Audi's chief executive, Rupert Stadler, pictured at the Annual Media Conference of Volkswagen AG last month, was arrested Monday. Ulrich Baumgarten/U. Baumgarten via Getty Images hide caption

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Colombians Elect Right-Wing Populist Duque As President

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Backlash Grows Against Trump Policy Of Separating Families At The Border

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Ex-Bush Official Weighs In On U.S. Relations With North Korea, China

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President Harry Truman calls NATO a "shield against aggression" at the ceremony that established the 12-nation alliance in Washington in 1949. Truman played a central role in creating many of the international organizations set up in the wake of World War II. President Trump has often questioned their relevance and cost under his "America First" policy. AP hide caption

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With 'America First,' Trump Challenges The World Constructed After World War II

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