Robert Mueller, the Justice Department's pick as special counsel in the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 elections, has been cleared of any conflicts of interests related to the work of his former law firm. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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White House Proposes Deep Cuts To Safety Nets With 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month. Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions waits to be introduced during a service at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on May 9 in Washington, D.C. Sessions issued an order on Monday narrowing the scope of his financial threat to "sanctuary cities." Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Walter M. Shaub Jr., director of the Office of Government Ethics, notified the White House and federal agencies in April that his office wanted to see all ethics waivers issued by President Trump's administration, setting a June 1 deadline. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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While the government dodged a bullet this time by avoiding the latest malware attack, experts say its systems are still vulnerable. Intrepid00/Flickr hide caption

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Federal Computers Dodge Global Malware Attack ... This Time

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Together with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, President Trump touches a lit-up globe that activated a video at the inauguration of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters hide caption

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A statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, as it was removed from its longtime resting place in New Orleans on Friday. Lee's statue was the last of four Confederate monuments to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote. Scott Threlkeld/AP hide caption

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn won't turn over documents to the Senate Intelligence Committee, a source close to Flynn tells NPR. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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What Georgia's Runoff Election Can Tell Us About Gender Politics Nationally

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NPR/Ipsos Poll: Americans Aren't So Hot On 'America First'

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Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks with the media in Atlanta on Apr. 18 as he runs against Republican Karen Handel to replace Tom Price, who is now the secretary of Health and Human Services. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosted the season finale for Saturday Night Live. Johnson, who has been publicly toying with the idea of running for president, recruited Tom Hanks to be his vice president. YouTube hide caption

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