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Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management on Friday was named acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Before resigning as director of the CFPB earlier in the day, Richard Cordray named his own interim successor. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawmakers in the Kumamoto Municipal Assembly talk with member Yuka Ogata, who brought her infant son to work. The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Imag hide caption

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Japanese Lawmaker's Baby Gets Booted From The Floor

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The U.S. has been arming the Kurds through the umbrella group known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, but the aid has long been a thorn in U.S.-Turkey relations. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Michael Flynn Start Cooperating With Special Counsel Investigation?

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Flynn's Lawyers Will No Longer Share Information With Trump Legal Team

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Zimbabwe's new interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa gives an address after his swearing-in ceremony in Harare on Friday, marking the final chapter of a political drama that toppled his predecessor Robert Mugabe after a military takeover. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Uproar Over Elephant Trophies Overshadows Changes To Lion Imports

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Democrat Ralph Northam celebrates his election as governor of Virginia on Nov. 7. Members of both parties are wondering what that race and other recent success for Democrats will mean for the 2018 midterms. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Is A Big, Blue Wave Forming Off The Political Coast?

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Ohio Politicians Face Sexual Misconduct Scandals

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Who Is Mike Cernovich?

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Politics Update: Russia Investigation, The Congressional Agenda

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News Brief: Navy Aircraft Crash, Flynn May Be Cooperating With Russia Investigation

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Trump Thanks Service Members Abroad On Thanksgiving

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Robert Mueller May Bring An End To Jokes Surrounding Old Law

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