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Turkish soldiers prepare their tanks to enter combat and join a military offensive on a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria, at a staging area in the Hatay province,Turkey near the the border with Syria.Turkey launched an operation, codenamed Olive Branch, last week against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units in Afrin, Syria that it deems a terror group. The operation codenamed Olive Branch is on its fourth day. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
US pulled multiple ways in Syria as Islamic State recedesThe Trump administration is struggling to define the U.S. mission in Syria now that Islamic State extremists have been mostly ousted
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2017, file photo, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.  Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said Tuesday that Sessions has been interviewed in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Special counsel questions Sessions; Is Trump coming soon?Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been interviewed in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Will President Trump be interviewed soon?
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, file photo, Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's nominee for chairman of the Federal Reserve, testifies during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, the Senate Banking Committee voted for a second time to approve Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Senate approves Powell to follow Yellen as Fed chair in Feb.Senate approves Jerome Powell as next chairman of Federal Reserve
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The Capitol Building in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. What if they shut down the government and no one cared? In communities across America, many voters barely noticed the latest spasm of dysfunction in Washington. Those who did are angry and frustrated with their elected leaders.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
What shutdown? Frustrated voters shrug as pols point fingersShutdown? What shutdown? Frustrated voters across America shrug as Washington points fingers
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FILE - In this July 14, 2017, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump attending the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysees, in Paris. Trump is expected to invite Macron to the U.S. on the first state visit of the Trump administration.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
Trump to invite France's Macron for first state visitWhite House confirms that President Donald Trump will invite French President Emmanuel Macron to the U.S. on the first state visit of the Trump administration
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Utah Republican Rep. Chris Stewart speaks before the House Republican Caucus Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Stewart compared President Donald Trump's governing style to Rodney Dangerfield's golfer character in "Caddyshack," saying that while the president's style is "very, very loud," and distracting, he's able to do what he's trying to achieve. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah lawmaker compares Trump to Dangerfield in 'Caddyshack'Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah has compared President Donald Trump's governing style to Rodney Dangerfield's character in "Caddyshack"
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., followed by Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Duckworth has announced that she’s pregnant with her second child, making her the first senator to give birth while in office. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Duckworth to be first sitting US senator to give birthIllinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth has announced that she's pregnant with her second child
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CORRECTS THAT KING IS FROM MAINE, INSTEAD OF FROM VERMONT - Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., returns to the Capitol after working with a bipartisan group of moderate senators, including Sen. Angus King, right, I-Maine., to find a way to reopen the government on Day 2 of the federal shutdown, in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
A moment for moderates: Senators hope deal builds goodwillCentrists in the Senate are celebrating their work to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown and hope to build on their momentum to address a host of issues beyond immigration, including health care and disaster relief
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Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by AprilVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he is ready to seek re-election as the ruling socialist party pushes forward voting in a move widely seen as a bid to capitalize on disarray in the opposition and consolidate power amid a freefalling economy
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Indiana Senate panel delays vote on hate crime billAn Indiana Senate committee has postponed a planned vote on legislation targeting hate crimes
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Senate approves Trump nominee Jerome Powell as next chairman of Federal ReserveSenate approves Trump nominee Jerome Powell as next chairman of Federal Reserve
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At college speech, Gorsuch stresses need for civil discourseSupreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch has stressed the need for civil discourse in a college campus speech in which he also explained his judicial philosophy
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