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Russian President Vladimir Putin, seen here during a campaign meeting with supporters on Tuesday, compared the U.S. list to a dog barking at a caravan. Grigory Dukor/Reuters hide caption

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U.S. Releases 'Oligarchs List' And Opts Against New Sanctions On Russia

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Russia's Paralympic athletes who compete in South Korea will do so under a neutral flag, part of the team's punishment for doping infractions. Here, Russian athletes are seen in the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, where the Russian team dominated. Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters hide caption

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President Trump chats with Russian President Vladimir Putin as they attend a meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam in November. Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Unveil A Blueprint For Battling Putin, Daring Trump To Act

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A Ukrainian serviceman prepares ammunition for the fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Avdiivka, Ukraine last March. Anatolii Stepanov /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthony Scaramucci, whose tenure at the White House was short but attention-getting, made a splash in the first round of voting in the NPR Top Political Story of the Year Bracket. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny delivers a speech during a meeting with his supporters in Moscow on Sunday. Navalny, seen as the only Russian opposition leader who stands a fighting chance of challenging strongman Vladimir Putin, was seeking to get his name on the ballot for a March vote, but on Monday an election commission voted to bar him from the election. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Luger Albert Demchenko is one of 11 Russian athletes whom the International Olympic Committee banned for life on Friday. He will be stripped of the two silver medals he won at the 2014 Sochi Games. Alex Livesey/Getty Images hide caption

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The proposed logo for Russian athletes who are permitted to compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and other rules, are sure to create a stir at the Olympics, an event that's heavy on both symbolism and patriotism. Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group hide caption

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British Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach salutes an honor guard during during an official welcoming ceremony in Ankara, Turkey in February. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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