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At the State Department, employees are expressing concern via an official dissent channel about the Trump administration's temporary visa and refugee ban. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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At State Department, 'Dissent Channel' In High Gear With Refugee Ban Protests

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Secretary of State John Kerry attends a meeting of foreign ministers at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Dec. 6. On Monday, Kerry issued an apology for the State Department's historical mistreatment of LGBT people. JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vladimir Putin, then Russia's prime minister, toasts with ExxonMobil's Rex Tillerson (left foreground) and Igor Sechin (right foreground) outside Moscow in April 2012. Sechin, a close Putin ally, was then deputy prime minister and now serves as CEO of Russian oil giant Rosneft. Alexei Nikolsky/AP hide caption

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Tokyo Thursday for New York, for talks with Donald Trump. He is the first foreign leader to meet with the president-elect, whose campaign pledges have prompted concerns over U.S. foreign policy. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump In Contact With Foreign Leaders, But State Department Phones Quiet

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This 2013 photo shows a survival shelter situated between McMurdo Station, a U.S. scientific research facility, and Castle Island on Ross Island, Antarctica. Secretary of State John Kerry is starting a visit to McMurdo Station and the South Pole on Tuesday. Rod McGuirk/AP hide caption

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Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, spokesman for the Islamic State, has been killed in northern Syria, according to the IS semi-official news agency Amaq. He's shown here in an undated image provided by SITE Intel Group. AP hide caption

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A young Syrian shepherd leads his flock on Tuesday as smoke billows from a farm following a reported airstrike in Sheifuniya, near the rebel-held town of Douma, east of Damascus. Abd Doumany/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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