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White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they enter Emancipation Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Hate on trial in Virginia, four years after deadly extremist rally

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A protester unleashes a smoke grenade in front of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How the 'Stop the Steal' movement outwitted Facebook ahead of the Jan. 6 insurrection

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Russian demonstrators hold anti-American posters outside the U.S. Embassy in 2015. From the 1960s through the 1980s, the U.S. said the Soviet Union beamed microwave signals at the U.S. Embassy in an attempt to collect intelligence. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Long before Havana Syndrome, the U.S. reported microwaves beamed at an embassy

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Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana Toebbe, are seen in booking photos. Federal prosecutors accuse the Maryland couple in a plot to sell sensitive U.S. submarine secrets to a foreign government. West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority via AP hide caption

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Mitchell Joseph Valdes Sosa, the director of the Cuban Neurosciences Center, gives a press conference about symptoms reported by U.S. and Canadian diplomats in 2016 and 2017, commonly referred to as the "Havana Syndrome," in Havana, Cuba, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. Ramon Espinosa/AP hide caption

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Havana Syndrome: Over 200 Cases Documented Yet Cause Remains A Mystery

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China's DF-17 missile is a medium-range hypersonic weapon capable of traveling over five times the speed of sound. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Behind murky claim of a new hypersonic missile test, there lies a very real arms race

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Chris Magnus testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination to be the next U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner, Tuesday, Oct. 19, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Rod Lamkey/AP hide caption

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell points to Iraqi airbases at a Pentagon briefing on Jan. 23, 1991. Powell became a household name during the first Gulf War. Greg Gibson/AP hide caption

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Gen. Colin Powell, head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tours the bombed courtyard of the Panamanian Defense Force Comandancia in Panama City during the U.S. invasion of Panama on Jan. 5, 1990. Bob Pearson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Colin Powell, a former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has died at age 84. Above, Powell speaks at eBay headquarters in California in 2010. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Colin Powell, a former secretary of state, dies at 84

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United States Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Río Grande near the Acuña Del Río International Bridge in Del Río, Texas on Sept. 19. PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Police stand in a line outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Capitol Police officer is accused of telling a Jan. 6 suspect to hide evidence

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Supreme Court looks set to reimpose the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber

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Will Cobbs and Pete Simpson play FBI agents interrogating Emily Davis's Reality Winner, in Is This a Room. Chad Batka hide caption

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This new Broadway play doesn't have a script — but it does have a transcript

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The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) underway during sea trials in Atlantic Ocean on June 30, 2011. Stocktrek Images/Getty Images/Stocktrek Images hide caption

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The USS Connecticut, seen near the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in 2016, collided on Oct. 2 with an unspecified underwater object in international waters in the South China Sea. Thiep Van Nguyen II/AP hide caption

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In this 2011 photo, then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden walks with then-Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in southwestern China. Both are now presidents of their countries at a time when U.S.-China relations have been growing increasingly tense. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Is China a threat or an opportunity? Depends which Americans you ask

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