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This photo released by the U.S. Defense Department shows the launch of a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, Calif., on Sunday. U.S. Department of Defense hide caption

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Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's top political leader (second from left), has been involved in the group's negotiations with U.S. officials. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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U.S. And The Taliban May Be Near A Deal. What Does That Mean For Afghanistan?

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A Royal Marine patrol vessel is seen beside Iran's Grace 1 tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar on July 4. The tanker was impounded, and the U.S. Justice Department applied to seize it, according to the Gibraltar government. Marcos Moreno/AP hide caption

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A woman prays at a makeshift memorial for shooting victims at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart, in El Paso, Texas. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After El Paso Shooting, Suburban Houston Voters Reexamine Their Own Views On Guns

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Task Force Takes On Russian Election Interference

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U.S. Experts Want Details On Blast At Russian Missile Test Site

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A visitor peruses H&K rifles at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Such weapons were once restricted under a 1994 ban that expired with changing politics in the United States. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Greg Craig, who was White House counsel under President Barack Obama, departs from the U.S. District Courthouse after a hearing on April 15. His trial begins Monday. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying a U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center mission launched Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Walter Scriptunas II/Courtesy United Launch Alliance hide caption

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El Paso Mass Shooting Meant To Galvanize Other White Nationalists

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Inside Saudi Arabia's Disinformation Campaign

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A Foreign Service Officer Explains Why He's Resigning

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