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The Pentagon has "begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria," a military spokesman says. In this photo from Dec. 30, 2018, a line of U.S. military vehicles are seen at a checkpoint in northern Syria. Delil Souleiman /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Central American migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., cross from Guatemala into a Mexican border and customs facility in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas, on Wednesday. Edgard Garrido/Reuters hide caption

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaking to reporters aboard an armored version of a 747 which functions as an airborne command post. David Welna/NPR hide caption

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In A Tumultuous Administration, Defense Secretary Endures

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The Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon Web Services has government contracts that show its influence is far beyond the post office. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Alexa, Tell Me A National Security Secret: Amazon's Reach Goes Beyond The Post Office

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Lt. Col. Bryan (Bree) Fram marches in DC Pride Parade on June 10, 2017. Nic Maloney/Courtesy of B. Fram hide caption

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Transgender Air Force Officer On Trump's Ban And Supportive Fellow Troops

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