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The North Carolina State Board of Elections' investigation centers on absentee ballots in Bladen County. Miles Parks/NPR hide caption

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As Election Fraud Probe Centers On N.C.'s 9th District, A Cynical Cloud Settles In

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., sponsored the resolution to withdraw U.S. military aid from the war in Yemen with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. He argues the move will garner international notice as the conflict continues. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Votes To End U.S. Support For War In Yemen, Rebuking Trump And Saudi Arabia

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Children and workers are at a tent encampment in June near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to a reporter as she and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer walk back into the West Wing after speaking to members of the media outside of the White House in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Michael Cohen, (right) Donald Trump's former lawyer, arrives at federal court, with his children Jake and Samantha, for his sentencing in New York on Wednesday. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison Following Plea That Implicated Trump

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Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves federal courthouse in Washington in July, following a status hearing. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Michael Flynn Asks For No Prison Time, Cites Help He Gave Special Counsel

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Contractors work to reinforce a section of the U.S. border wall in San Diego where scores of Central American migrants have crossed illegally in recent weeks, shot through the fence from Tijuana, Mexico. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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With a partial government shutdown on the horizon, President Trump and Democratic leaders had a heated exchange over border security and wall funding in front of reporters. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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In Fight With 'Chuck And Nancy,' Trump Says He'd Be 'Proud' To Shut Down Government

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More Americans would prefer that President Trump compromise on funding for his border wall rather than risk a government shutdown, a new poll finds. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said members will now consider a criminal justice bill before the end of this year's lame-duck session. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate To Vote On Criminal Justice Bill After Push From Boosters, White House

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After being stalled in negotiations for months, mostly around disputes over SNAP, the farm bill the conference report has been released. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Farm Bill Compromise Reached With SNAP Changes Out, Industrial Hemp In

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The Trump administration wants to limit the scope of a major clean water rule. It says the EPA under President Obama went too far in regulating isolated waters and wetlands far upstream from navigable lakes and rivers. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections

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Maria Butina has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors after she was charged with being an unregistered foreign agent. Her onetime mentor, Alexander Torshin (right), is reportedly retiring. Pavel Ptitsin/AP hide caption

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Maria Butina, Accused Of Being Russian Agent, Reaches Plea Deal With Feds

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Former Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold has denied allegations from a former aide that he sexually harassed her, but he used taxpayer funds to settle a claim. Congress is working to change the current system and make lawmakers personally liable. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Time Is Running Short For Congress' Sexual Harassment Bill

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President Trump announced Saturday that White House chief of staff John Kelly would be leaving the administration by the end of the year. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Help Wanted: White House Chief Of Staff

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Last week's developments don't necessarily mean that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is winding up. He's pictured here in 2008, when he was FBI director. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Planned Parenthood opened its new headquarters in Washington, D.C., in September. The Supreme Court declined to take up a key case, a big win for the organization. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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