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On Tuesday, January 31, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence conducted a swearing-in of Elaine Chao as the Transportation Secretary, in the Vice Presidents Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

VP Pence on American Pastor Jailed in Turkey: ‘Andrew’s Release’ Is ‘Extremely Important’ to White House

American Pastor Andrew Brunson has been imprisoned in Turkey for more than six months after he was detained for what government officials said was his membership in an “armed terrorist organization,” but now Vice President Mike Pence has reached out to Brunson’s wife, Norine, and pledged the U.S. is working on securing her husband’s release.

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Turkey Heralds ‘New Day’ in American Relations, Teases Joint Raqqa Operation

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told reporters in Munich Sunday that he is optimistic about cooperating with the United States to eradicate the Islamic State from Syria and that Turkey is expecting to work with the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to liberate Raqqa, the Islamic State “capital.” This announcement followed a conversation with Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence: Easing Russia Sanctions Depends on Cooperation Against ISIS

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Vice President Mike Pence said the decision on easing Russia sanctions “depends” on cooperation to “hunt down and destroy ISIS.” Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS:  Will the sanctions on Russia remain in place as long