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Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), speaks at a press conference in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday. On Friday, the U.S. announced it would cease funding of the aid organization. Raad Adayleh/AP hide caption

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Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, pictured in 2017, is leading a multistate lawsuit to prevent 3D-printer gun plans from being published online. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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American pastor Andrew Brunson is being held in Turkey on accusations of terror and espionage.In a tweet, President Trump called Brunson "a great Christian, family man and wonderful human being." AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Roberta Jacobson testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in May 2015. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Mexico Calls Trump's Immigration Policies 'Un-American'

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An employee of the U.S. government in Guangzhou, China, has reported mysterious symptoms similar to those experienced by State Department employees in Cuba. Here, the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou. U.S. Department of State hide caption

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An American flag is designed in flowers near the entrance to the new American Embassy in Jerusalem, which is scheduled to open on Monday. It is a controversial move. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mike Pompeo has been a leading critic of the nuclear deal with Iran and has said the U.S. would not soften its stance on North Korea ahead of planned talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Mike Pompeo: A Soldier, Spy Chief And Tea Party Republican To Become A Diplomat

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Elad Dvash-Banks (left) and his husband, Andrew, pose for photos with their twin sons, Ethan (right) and Aiden, in their Los Angeles apartment on Tuesday. Ethan is a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the State Department that seeks the same rights as his brother, who is a U.S. citizen. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Same-Sex Couples Sue U.S. Government For Kids' Citizenship

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Mexican journalist Javier Valdez lies on the street after he was shot dead in Sinaloa, Mexico, on May 15, 2017. The U.S. State Department is telling Americans to completely avoid five Mexican states because of rising crime and violence. FERNANDO BRITO/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, left, and Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake confer as the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere examines attacks on American diplomats in Havana, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes his way to his seat before the Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations at the State Department on Dec. 14. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Rex Tillerson, A Rocky First Year As Trump's Secretary Of State

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could be replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo in as soon as a few weeks, according to multiple media reports. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Rohingya refugee boy looks on at Balukhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on Wednesday. An estimated 618,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled mainly Buddhist Myanmar since a military crackdown was launched in Rakhine in August. Refugees describe a campaign of rape, murder and arson. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An undated picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Sept. 16 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspecting a launching drill of the Hwasong-12 ballistic missile at an undisclosed location. Kim vowed to complete North Korea's nuclear force despite sanctions, state media reported. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. To Impose More Sanctions On North Korea, But How Effective Will They Be?

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