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At a ceremony Monday at the White House, President Trump defended his racist tweets against Democratic lawmakers. The language used in that tweet has a long history connected with nativist political movements. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'Go Back Where You Came From': The Long Rhetorical Roots Of Trump's Racist Tweets

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U.S. federal agents say an international operation seized 5,300 firearms and components from a transnational criminal organization. ICE Homeland Security Investigations hide caption

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A researcher examines the underwater hull of the USS Hornet CV-8, which played a role in several key events of World War II. Photo courtesy of Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Inc hide caption

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A resident of Tehran washes "Yankee Go Home" graffiti from a wall in the capital city of Iran, Aug. 21, 1953. The new Premier Gen. Fazlollah Zahedi requested the clean-up after the coup d'etat which restored the Shah of Iran in power. (AP Photo) ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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How The CIA Overthrew Iran's Democracy In 4 Days

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Shoppers say they want simpler information to help them figure out which foods are healthy. But a one-size-fits-all solution may not work. asiseeit/Getty Images hide caption

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Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State, announced his resignation days after Secretary of Defense James Mattis also resigned. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, where Turkey has launched attacks on U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai, a representative of the Taliban, attends international talks in Moscow last month. On Monday, the Islamist militant group announced that its representatives would be having conversations with the U.S. in the United Arab Emirates. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuna, seen on display last year at a fish market in Mexico City. The World Trade Organization dealt Mexico a defeat on appeal Friday, dismissing the country's argument that labeling regulations in the U.S. violated WTO rules. Henry Romero/Reuters hide caption

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A U.S. Navy plane flies above a Japan Coast Guard patrol vessel during search-and-rescue efforts last week off the coast of Kochi prefecture, in southern Japan. Kyodo via Reuters hide caption

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National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks during a White House news briefing in October. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Transcript: NPR's Interview With National Security Adviser John Bolton

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Syringes of fentanyl, an opioid painkiller, sit in an inpatient facility in Salt Lake City. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid-related overdoses have contributed to the life expectancy drop in the U.S. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether a state has to adhere to the Eighth Amendment's excessive fines clause. That could have consequences for civil forfeiture in crimes. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court Appears Ready To Make It Harder For States To Confiscate Property

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A Yemeni man walks through the rubble of a building after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike last month in the capital, Sanaa. "The time is now for the cessation of hostilities," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands of Honduran migrants and families walk towards the southern Mexico border from Guatemala. Many say they are headed to the U.S. The White House said on Tuesday that a record number of migrant families have arrived at the Southwest border over the last year. Oliver de Roos/AP hide caption

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National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Tuesday. After their meeting, Bolton told reporters the U.S. still intends to withdraw from the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Maxim Shipenkov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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