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The Department of Justice has narrowed the scope of a warrant it served to web hosting company DreamHost. The government has demanded information about DisruptJ20.org, a website used to organize protests in Washington, D.C., during the Inauguration in January. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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City workers drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday. The city council voted to cover the statues to symbolize the city's mourning of Heather Heyer, who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally earlier this month. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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What Makes A Great Relationship Between President And Congressional Leader?

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Ex-Intelligence Officers Respond To Trump's Afghanistan Strategy

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Republican Congressman Mike Coffman Reacts To Trump's Afghanistan Speech

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Trump Administration Cuts Military Aid To Egypt

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Bond Analysts Discuss Circumstances Around A Debt Ceiling Crisis

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Trump's Tone This Week: Calling For Unity; Sowing Partisan Division

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John Abercrombie, Jazz Guitarist, Dies At 72

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Vann Newkirk: 'Most Of My Life I Didn't Know Confederate Statues Could Come Down'

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One Denver Suburb Aims To Be A Trailblazer For Drilling Oil In Suburbia

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Lawmakers Want To Make California A Sanctuary State

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Wildland Firefighters Try To Combat Spread Of Invasive Species

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Veterans: How Will Trump's Ban Affect Transgender Troops?

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In the U.S., the average age for initiating sexual activity has remained around 17 or 18 since the early 1990s, even as people have begun marrying later in life. PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou/Getty Images hide caption

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