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FEMA's request for cadaver pouches follows warnings at the White House of coronavirus death tolls surpassing 100,000. Mandel Ngan /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier is pictured off Manila Bay in 2018. The captain, facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus, asked the Pentagon for permission to move most of his crew to shore. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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Michael Horowitz, inspector general for the Justice Department, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. His new report has embarrassed the FBI again. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Marine Corps recruits at Parris Island shown in 2018. The Marine Corps announced Monday that it was suspending shipments of marines for basic training to Parris Island over concerns about coronavirus infections there. Sgt. Dana Beesley/AP hide caption

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Capt. Alex Quataert points out the areas the soldiers are visiting on the map. Marisa Peñaloza/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Forces In Syria Tackle A More Complex — And Possibly Dangerous — Mission

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An FBI poster from 2012 shows (from left) former FBI agent Robert Levinson before his capture, in a video released by his kidnappers and as a composite image of what he might look like after five years in captivity. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens as President Trump speaks during a news briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House last week. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Defense Secretary Esper Says Military Has 'Limited Capacity' To Provide Hospital Beds

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A tower overlooking Camp Delta at the Guantánamo Bay naval base in 2009. The judge overseeing the proceedings there has announced his retirement just nine months after taking the job. U.S. Navy via Reuters hide caption

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) stands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. Pompeo says the U.S. will cut $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan. Afghan Presidential Palace via AP hide caption

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The Mercy, a Navy hospital ship, departs San Diego Monday en route to Los Angeles to help free up local hospitals to deal with coronavirus cases. Mike Blake/Reuters hide caption

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A Border Patrol agent walks along a border wall separating Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego earlier this week. Travel between the U.S. and Mexico will halt as of Saturday to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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A FBI agent stands outside of a home while it was being searched in connection with a a cold case Feb. 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. The bureau's practices must change with the pandemic. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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National Guard personnel march in formation Thursday at a state-managed coronavirus drive-through testing site that just opened on Staten Island in New York. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Head Of National Guard Says Tens Of Thousands Could Be Called Up

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie told NPR the department was prepared to help back up the nation's health care system, if needed. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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VA Secretary Wilkie: 'We Are The Surge Force'

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