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Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured last month, spoke with his Chinese counterpart Thursday amid strained relations between the two countries. Michael Reynolds/AP hide caption

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows Thursday in front of a memorial to people who were killed in the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Raising New Questions 75 Years Later

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Sally Yates, former deputy attorney general, is sworn in to testify Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. Carolyn Kaster/Pool/AP hide caption

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A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle is stationed in front of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier as construction continues in hard-hit Imperial County on July 22, in Calexico, Calif. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Some 1,892 American flags are installed on the National Mall in Washington, DC in 2014. The Iraq and Afghanistan veterans installed the flags to represent the 1,892 veterans and service members who committed suicide this year as part of the "We've Got Your Back: IAVA's Campaign to Combat Suicide." Jewel Samad / AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This Nov. 13, 2013 file photo shows the main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base in Southern California. Eight service members are presumed dead after their amphibious vehicle sank Thursday. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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A journalist runs past federal officers during a protest against racial injustice in front of the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 30 in Portland, Ore. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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National Guard soldiers take part in desert training at Fort Irwin, Calif. Tom Bowman hide caption

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U.S. Army To Soldiers As Training Resumes: 'Get Your Masks On'

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Federal officers are surrounded by smoke as they push back demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Wednesday in Portland, Ore. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Analysts Say Armed Groups At Protests Raise Specter Of A 'Street War'

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Caskets on display at Serenity Funeral Home in Kansas City, Mo., where many of the city's homicide victims are memorialized. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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The Department of Justice is marking 150 years this month and some former employees and officials say the time has come for reforms in its relationship with the White House. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Then-Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Dec. 4, 2013. "I've traveled 17,000 miles with him," Biden told attendees at a campaign rally in Nevada earlier this year. Lintao Zhang/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden's Foreign Policy Is All About Relationships. That's Harder Amid A Pandemic

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This photo, reviewed by the U.S. military and made during an escorted visit, shows the original military courtroom at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on April 9, 2014. Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Global Entry Trusted Traveler Network kiosk awaits arriving international passengers who are registered for the service at Los Angeles International Airport in 2010. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Federal police stand guard on Salmon Street after pushing protesters away from the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on Tuesday in Portland, Ore. The federal police response to the ongoing protests against racial inequality has been criticized by city and state elected officials. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Border Patrol Response To Portland Unrest: Straying From Mission Or Continuing One?

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Members of the Puget Sound John Brown Gun Club hold a memorial service for Willem van Spronsen on July 28, 2019, at the site where he was killed by law enforcement outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Tacoma, Washington. Jim Urquhart for NPR hide caption

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'I Am Antifa': One Activist's Violent Death Became A Symbol For The Right And Left

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People protest against the military coup in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. Turkish military forces on July 16 opened fire on crowds gathered in Istanbul following a coup attempt, causing casualties, an AFP photographer said. OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Maybe I'm Not As Safe As Before': Turkish Admiral Seeking Asylum In U.S. Speaks Out

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