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Former Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, shown here walking with President Barack Obama, says Obama was bothered by the perception that he was aloof. Pete Souza/Random House hide caption

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Obama Staffer Looks Back On His White House Years: 'It Can Take A Real Toll'

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An Israeli intelligence firm was reportedly hired last year to compile background dossiers on several former Obama administration officials, including Colin Kahl, seen here in 2012. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Students in Havana cheer on Wednesday at news that the United Nations General Assembly voted 191-0, with two abstentions, on the Cuba embargo resolution. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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