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In War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence, Ronan Farrow writes about his time at the State Department and describes what he sees as a dangerous whittling away of the agency's influence. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

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The Trump administration says that owing to security and privacy concerns, it has changed the previous administration's policy of releasing the names of White House visitors. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. (right), and the committee's ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., depart after a briefing with FBI Director Jim Comey about Russian influence on the American presidential election earlier this month J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In March 2014, President Obama directed Labor Secretary Tom Perez to modernize overtime protections. A federal judge Tuesday blocked implementation of the new rule set to go into effect Dec. 1. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Nadim Fawzi Jouriyeh, a Syrian refugee who arrived in the United States in August with his family, pushes a shopping cart in El Cajon, Calif. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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White House Wants To Resettle 110,000 Refugees In U.S. Next Year

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Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, listens during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, in July 2013. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Outgoing ACLU Director Reviews Tenure Fighting National Security Battles

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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks in front of the Stonewall Inn in 2014 to announce a National Park Service initiative to identify historic sites related to the struggle for LGBT rights. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Long A Symbol, Stonewall Inn May Soon Become Monument To LGBT Rights

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President Barack Obama responds to questions on Russia's intervention in Syria during a news conference in the State Dining Room of the White House, October 2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Mike Theiler /UPI /Landov hide caption

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When It Comes To Counterterrorism, Why Bush And Obama Aren't So Far Apart

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Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and businessman Donald Trump greet each on stage at a rally on Capitol Hill to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Obama has reason to smile. He's now just three votes shy of being able to sustain a veto of a resolution of congressional disapproval of his Iran nuclear deal — that is, of being able to advance the deal over Republican objections. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. in January 2015. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Rules In Industry's Favor. What's EPA's Next Move?

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