German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, speaks with Ivanka Trump during a roundtable discussion at the White House on Friday, March 17. In Merkel's first US visit during the Trump administration, she and President Donald Trump discussed issues that included NATO, ISIS and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
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A wanted poster for Dmitry Dokuchaev is displayed during a Justice Department news conference on Wednesday, March 15. Four people, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), have been indicted in connection with a massive hack of the company Yahoo. Dokuchaev was identified as one of the officers of the FSB -- Russia's successor to the Soviet Union's KGB. The hack, which authorities said was initiated in January 2014, affected at least 500 million Yahoo accounts.
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A protester yells at Trump supporters at a rally held by the President in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, March 15. During his speech, Trump decried a federal judge's decision to block his latest travel ban, saying it endangers national security and makes the United States look weak.
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A North Korean soldier tries to take a photograph through a window as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits a UN meeting room at the border village of Panmunjom on Friday, March 17. Tillerson visited the world's most heavily armed border, greeting US soldiers near the tense buffer zone between North and South Korea.
Justin Cox of the National Immigration Law Center speaks to reporters outside a court in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Wednesday, March 15. Cox represented plaintiffs who were challenging President Trump's revised travel ban, specifically a temporary ban on immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries. The next day, a federal judge from Maryland joined a federal judge from Hawaii in blocking Trump's order. In their rulings, both judges cited statements Trump made about Muslims during the presidential campaign.
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron leave Air Force One after arriving in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Friday, March 17.
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President Trump meets with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the White House Oval Office on Tuesday, March 14. Saudi officials are heralding a new era in relations after watching their stock tumble in Washington under the Obama administration. And the Trump White House is signaling a strengthened partnership as it begins to reshape US involvement in the Middle East.
Trump accepts a bowl of shamrocks from Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Thursday, March 16, a day before St. Patrick's Day.
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People in Racine, Wisconsin, protest the Republican health care bill in front of an office of House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday, March 14. The GOP proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare cleared a key procedural hurdle when the House Budget Committee voted in favor of the measure on Thursday, March 16.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks at Trump during a joint news conference at the White House on Friday, March 17.
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Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the US Marine Corps, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, March 14. Neller vowed to prosecute those responsible for posting photos of naked female service members on social media. But he said investigators are having trouble identifying individual users, stopping the spread of spinoff websites linking to the images and determining the proper recourse under the law to punish those responsible.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer answers reporters' questions in Washington on Thursday, March 16.
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From left, US Sens. Tammy Duckworth, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar and Heidi Heitkamp attend a news conference in Washington on Tuesday, March 14. The lawmakers called on the President to support the FAMILY Act, which would set up an insurance fund to offer paid leave to working Americans.
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The President attends a White House meeting about health care on Monday, March 13. "It's a big, fat, beautiful negotiation," Trump declared during the first Cabinet meeting. "Hopefully we'll come up with something that's going to be really terrific." Earlier in the day, Trump warned a White House gathering that it could take several years before there is a drop in prices. "It's going to take a little while to get there," he said. "But once it does it's going to be a thing of beauty. I wish it didn't take a year or two years. But that's what's going to happen." See last week in politics