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Two years after the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, the Department of State opened an investigation into what were quickly labeled as "health attacks" against embassy personnel

This is what we know about the mysterious noise attacks on US diplomats, which some officials are now blaming on Russia

Dizziness. Ringing of the ears. Sounds that disappear when a door is opened. These are just some of the symptoms reported by American diplomats in Cuba. The State Department maintains it is still investigating. Yesterday, NBC reported U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia is to blame.
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, right, makes a fist bump.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s posted a cringeworthy invitation to follow his Instagram account

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promoted his new Instagram account with the term "#swagger" on Monday.
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018.

The US says it’s talking with North Korea ‘virtually every day,’ but they’re getting nowhere

The US and North Korea are apparently in regular communication, engaging one another by phone, email, or message on an almost-daily basis even as each side expresses frustration with the other.
Heather Nauert delivers the morning news on "Fox & Friends" on June 3, 2016.

How Heather Nauert’s unlikely rise at the State Department has made her a top contender for White House press secretary

Heather Nauert, the State Deparment spokeswoman who's doubling as the fourth-highest ranking American diplomat, is reportedly a top contender to become the next White House press secretary.
Artist John McNaughton's painting title, "Crossing the swamp" (2018).

Conservative artist Jon McNaughton doesn’t care about the haters, he just wants to paint Trump and Jesus

"The art world is at odds with John McNaughton," he said. "Because I break just about every rule that they say you should never do."
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011.

US warns its citizens in China after official suffers brain injury in line with mysterious ‘sonic attack’

"While in China, if you experience any unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or piercing noises, do not attempt to locate their source. Instead, move to a location where the sounds are not present," the State Department advises.

Top nuclear expert leaves State Department after Trump withdraws from Iran deal, which is part of a troubling trend at the agency

One of the State Department's top nuclear experts resigned this week after President Donald Trump made the controversial decision to withdraw the US government from the Iran nuclear deal.
Former State Department special representative for North Korea policy Joseph Yun speaks to CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin during an interview, May 1, 2018.

‘We were being marginalized’: Former top diplomat to North Korea reveals why he abruptly left the State Department

Joseph Yun's departure from the State Department happened just as North and South Korea started to engage in diplomatic overtures ahead of the Winter Olympics, and it followed a softening in the Trump administration's public posture toward the North after months of heated rhetoric.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and White House adviser Jared Kushner

Tillerson says he knows who in the Trump administration got him fired: ‘And they know I know’

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said White House adviser Jared Kushner wanted him out before he was fired.
A man stands on rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, in Damascus, Syria March 30, 2018.

Deadly gas attack reported on civilians in a Syrian rebel enclave

A Syrian rebel group accused government forces on Saturday of launching a deadly chemical attack on civilians in a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta.