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A History of Secret U.S. Channels, From Jefferson to Kushner

June 1, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
Back channels during presidential transitions are not unprecedented, but they are always fraught, as President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have discovered in recent weeks.
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Trump Poised to Reveal Paris Decision as He’s Said to Favor Exit

June 1, 2017
Jennifer Jacobs, Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg
President Donald Trump is poised to announce plans to withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Paris accord on Thursday, injecting uncertainty into the worldwide effort to combat climate change.
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Trump decides to keep U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, at least for now

June 1, 2017
Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Trump will not move to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel from secular Tel Aviv to the capital Jerusalem, at least for now, reversing a campaign promise dear to some of his most conservative supporters.
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Trump’s cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

May 31, 2017
Vivian Salama | Associated Press
President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly.

Russia meddling investigation reaches Trump’s inner circle

May 26, 2017
Trump adviser Jared Kushner is a focus of federal investigations.
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Trump Shames NATO Leaders on Defense Spending

May 26, 2017
Jennifer Jacobs, Margaret Talev, Jonathan Stearns | Bloomberg
U.S. President Donald Trump hectored NATO leaders to pay their “fair share” on defense to help counter the terrorist threat, in a public shaming that risked souring a ceremony intended to mark the alliance’s unity.
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Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Enforcing Trump Travel Restrictions

May 26, 2017
Pete Williams | NBC
A federal appeals court Thursday upheld one of two bans on enforcing President Donald Trump's executive order restricting travel from six predominately Muslim countries.
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