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Trump to send son-in-law Jared Kushner, other top aides on Mideast peace mission after spate of violence

August 14, 2017
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and two other top White House aides will soon visit Israel, the West Bank and several Arab capitals to explore prospects for Mideast peace negotiations now that a period of unrest has subsided, a White House official said Friday.
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Pence vows to end ‘the tragedy of tyranny’ in Venezuela through ‘peaceable means’

August 14, 2017
Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
Vice President Pence opened his week-long trip to South and Central America here Sunday with a stern message for neighboring Venezuela’s autocratic government to end “the tragedy of tyranny” and to restore democracy.
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Trump eyes China sanctions while seeking its help on North Korea

August 14, 2017
Peter Baker, Jane Perlez | The New York Times
In a diplomatic gamble, President Trump is seeking to enlist China as a peacemaker in the bristling nuclear-edged dispute with North Korea at the very moment he plans to ratchet up conflict with Beijing over trade issues that have animated his political rise.

How will the United States respond to North Korea’s nuclear threat?

August 11, 2017
The panelists discussed possible options to de-escalate the nuclear standoff between the United States and North Korea.
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Why General John Kelly is Trump’s last hope

August 10, 2017
Michael Duffy | TIME
To the men and women of the Trump White House--the curious, the hopeful, the desperate and the dubious--the all-hands summons was a little out of the ordinary.
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What you need to know about Guam, the tiny American territory North Korea is threatening

August 10, 2017
Nancy Youssef, Amber Jamieson | BuzzFeed News
The tiny island of Guam, a US territory, was threatened as a target by North Korea on Tuesday after reports that the regime had created miniaturized nuclear warheads that fit onto long-range missiles.
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Trump’s threat to North Korea was improvised

August 10, 2017
Peter Baker, Glenn Thrush | The New York Times
President Trump’s aides knew he planned to deliver a tough message to North Korea on Tuesday, but they did not expect a threat that rivaled the apocalyptic taunts often used by his target, Kim Jong-un.
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