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A woman in a face mask walks on a deserted Ocean Drive last week in Miami Beach, Fla. War game simulation in the early 2000s foresaw an overwhelmed health care industry struggling to respond to unprecedented demand. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Years Before The Pandemic, War Games Predicted A 'Global Tempest'

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Journalist Barton Gellman's new book, Dark Mirror, focuses on his complicated working relationship with Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked the agency's secret surveillance programs. Here, Snowden, who has lived in Moscow since leaving the U.S. in 2013, appears here via a video at a 2015 conference in Italy. Angela Gennaro/AP hide caption

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The FBI claims Dr. Qing Wang received more than $3.6 million in grants from the NIH while also collecting money for the same research from the Chinese government. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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A pharmacist gives Jennifer Haller a shot in the first-stage safety clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19 on March 16 at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. U.S. officials say they are already seeing efforts by foreign actors to steal information from U.S. firms working on a vaccine and treatments for the virus. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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U.S. Officials: Beware Of China And Others Trying To Steal COVID-19 Research

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., in late 2018. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Department Is Dropping Case Against Ex-Trump Adviser Michael Flynn

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Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attends a media briefing earlier this year at the Pentagon. He told NPR on Thursday that the U.S. military is still considering "a whole series of protocols" when it comes to the coronavirus. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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"Deepfakes" are digitally altered images that make incidents appear real when they are not. Such altered files could have broad implications for politics. Marcus Marritt for NPR hide caption

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President Donald Trump talks to reporters before boarding Air Force One on May 5. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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As Trump Pushes Theory Of Virus Origins, Some See Parallels In Lead-Up To Iraq War

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The Navy destroyer USS Pinckney and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Northland sailed together in the Eastern Pacific on April 26. The ships are part of an "enhanced" push to stop cocaine smuggling. Petty Officer 3rd Class Erick Parsons/U.S. Navy hide caption

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Former national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves the federal courthouse in Washington in June. Flynn's attorneys say newly released documents prove the FBI laid a "perjury trap" for their client. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Navy medical and support personnel staff the USNS Mercy, but the hospital ship belongs to the Navy's Military Sealift Command and is run by a crew of civilian mariners. The ship headed to the Port of Los Angeles on March 23 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mike Blake/Reuters hide caption

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Civilian Mariners Say Strict Navy Coronavirus Restrictions Are Unfair

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the coronavirus response with Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., in the Oval Office on April 30. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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With Trump's Coronavirus Response, U.S. Forfeits Global Leadership Role

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The acting secretary of the Navy is seeking a more thorough review of "decisions of the chain of command surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt." The aircraft carrier is seen here as it enters the port in Da Nang, Vietnam, last month. Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters hide caption

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The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit a new milestone, surpassing the number of Americans who died in the prolonged conflict with Vietnam. Here, the Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, N.Y., holds a vigil for medical workers and patients who have died in the pandemic. John Nacion/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Janna Knight, a dental technician, is seen aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort. The ship is due to leave New York this week after deploying to help with the pandemic. Chief Petty Officer Gary Keen/U.S. Navy hide caption

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