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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.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waves to employees upon his departure from the State Department.

Rex Tillerson hits Washington for being ‘a very mean-spirited town’ in farewell speech at the State Department

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Washington, DC, "a very mean-spirited town" in his farewell address to State Department employees on Thursday.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Trump fired a top State Department official who contradicted the White House’s account of Tillerson’s firing

The White House fired a top State Department official after he contradicted the White House's account of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's ouster on Tuesday.

John Kelly reportedly yelled at the TV over news coverage of White House turmoil

While a State Department official said Rex Tillerson was unaware of the decision to fire him, a White House official alleged Tillerson was informed.
Incoming secretary of state, Mike Pompeo.

Trump’s new secretary of state is a Tea Party Republican who couldn’t be more different from Rex Tillerson

Mike Pompeo, a Tea Party Republican who regularly defends Trump and shares his aggressive approach to foreign affairs, will become the next secretary of state.

Rex Tillerson once said his staff would print out Trump’s tweets and hand them to him to read

Rex Tillerson once said he doesn't have Twitter, so his staff printed out President Donald Trump's tweets for him. He was fired via Trump tweet on Tuesday.