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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reads from a placard during his meeting with the German Foreign Minister at the Palestinian presidential complex in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Jan. 31. Atef Safadi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Defence lawyer Walter Ruiz represents Mustafa Ahmad al Hawsawi, one of the detainees accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Michelle Shephard/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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A seal at the CIA headquarters, photographed in February 2016. The alleged CIA documents reveal a hacking program that is very different from the one uncovered by Edward Snowden's NSA leak. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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The Central Intelligence Agency logo is seen at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va., in 2016. In a statement accompanying the document release, WikiLeaks alleges that the CIA has recently "lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal." Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italian President Sergio Mattarella granted partial clemency to former CIA officer Sabrina De Sousa, who was convicted in absentia of taking part in a 2003 kidnapping in Milan as part of a CIA detention and interrogation program. Vicenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shahram Amiri, an Iranian nuclear scientist, attends a news briefing while holding his son Amir Hossein as he arrives at the Imam Khomeini airport just outside Tehran, Iran, after returning from the United States in 2010. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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CIA Director John Brennan discussed ISIS, the FBI-Apple dispute over an iPhone, the state of the Iran nuclear deal, and his future plans as President Obama's term draws to a close. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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From Blueprints To Betrayal: The Daring, And Downfall, Of A Cold War Spy

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Former CIA Director and retired four-star Gen. David Petraeus speaks at the University of Southern California on March 26, 2013, his first public speech after resigning as CIA director. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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President George W. Bush speaks to Vice President Dick Cheney by phone aboard Air Force One after departing Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska on Sept. 11, 2001. Eric Draper /AP hide caption

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