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Venezuela's sitting president, Nicolás Maduro, attends a ceremony Thursday in Caracas to mark the opening of the judicial year at the Supreme Court of Justice. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself the interim president, but Maduro has not ceded power. Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells NPR that the U.S. remains committed to the Kurds, American allies in the Syrian war, even as the U.S. plans to withdraw troops from the country. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Remaining ISIS Threats, Pompeo Says U.S. Made 'Caliphate In Syria Go Away'

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An Iranian woman walks past the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, which bears a mural depicting the Statue of Liberty with a dead face. With just days to go until the U.S. plans to snap more sanctions back into place, questions linger about what the move spells for the world. Aatta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesady. Leah Mills/AP hide caption

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Pompeo Arrives In Saudi Arabia To Discuss Khashoggi Disappearance

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (right) on Sunday at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, following talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Ahn Young-Joon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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This July 22 satellite image, released and annotated by 38 North on Monday, shows what the U.S. research group says is the partial dismantling of the rail-mounted transfer structure (center) at the Sohae launch site in North Korea. Airbus Defense & Space/38 North via AP hide caption

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The portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung (left) and Kim Jong Il are displayed in Kim Il Sung square in central Pyongyang. A succession of rulers have held talks with U.S. officials. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, seen earlier this year during a presentation on the conflict in Syria. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the council. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with General Vincent K. Brooks, commander of United States Forces Korea, after arriving at Osan Air Base in South Korea Wednesday. Jung Yeon-je/AP hide caption

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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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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during his swearing-in ceremony earlier this month, as President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence look on. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo answers questions during his confirmation hearing with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 12. Pompeo traveled to North Korea for a secret meeting with President Kim Jong Un at the beginning of the month. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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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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CIA Director Mike Pompeo speaks in Washington in January. The spy agency has become more open and active in recruiting staff, with the aim of greater diversity. Even Pompeo encourages job applications in his public remarks. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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CIA Recruiting: The Rare Topic The Spy Agency Likes To Talk About

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