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President Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis at the White House in October. Mattis will be replaced by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., address reporters about the fight over funding a border wall before the partial government shutdown. Pelosi will lead House Democrats in voting on a bill to reopen the government when they take power in the House on Thursday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Two senior officials at the U.S. Government Publishing Office, based in Washington, D.C., betrayed "public trust" and eroded employee morale by hiring unqualified workers, including an official's son, the agency's Office of Inspector General said in an internal report. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Cronyism, 'Wasteful' Spending Accusations Roil Government Publishing Office

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On New Year's Day, Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as president of Brazil. He's an admirer of Donald Trump, and his rise to power has created — and reflected — deep divisions among Brazilians. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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Jair Bolsonaro, A Polarizing Figure, Prepares To Become Brazil's President

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to reporters outside her home in Cambridge, Mass., on Dec. 31, after announcing plans to explore a campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Meredith Nierman/WGBH hide caption

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'We Can Win': Elizabeth Warren Outlines 2020 Presidential Bid

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An artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft encountering Ultima Thule, a Kuiper Belt object that orbits 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto, on Jan. 1, 2019. JPL/NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Steve Gribben hide caption

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Way Beyond Pluto, An Icy World Is Ready For Its Close-Up

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote, as her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain (far left) and her sister Sheikh Rehana look on. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bangladesh PM Wins 3rd Term After Violent Election, Accusations Of Rigging

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Researchers say human brains can become overwhelmed by cute traits, such as large eyes and small noses, embodied by movie characters like Bambi. Disney Junior/Disney Channel via Getty Images hide caption

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When Too Cute Is Too Much, The Brain Can Get Aggressive

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Coconut oil's potential health benefits are outweighed by its heavy dose of saturated fat, most nutrition experts say. Saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Russ Rohde/Getty Images/Cultura RF hide caption

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Is Coconut Oil All It's Cracked Up To Be? Get The Facts On This Faddish Fat

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The federal website where consumers can sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is shown on a computer screen in Washington, D.C., last month. The federal judge in Texas, who earlier this month ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, said that the law can remain in effect while under appeal. AP hide caption

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Protesters hold up signs and shirts behind then-Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt while testifying on Capitol Hill in April. Pruitt was one of a handful of Trump administration officials forced to resign while facing ethics investigations this year. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Asylum seekers stand at a bus stop after they were dropped off by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Greyhound bus station in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 23. Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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