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President Trump takes on the Iran deal, health care, and the Republican Party

October 13, 2017
President Trump moves to dismantle Obamacare on his own.
Hassan Rouhani
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Iranian president warns Trump not to isolate United States

October 12, 2017
Franco Ordoñez | McClatchy
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Donald Trump Wednesday charging that U.S. opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal has only united all Iranians and brought sympathy toward Tehran from Europe.

Gun debate returns after Las Vegas shooting

October 6, 2017
The debate about how to prevent similar events has started again in Washington after the Las Vegas shooting.
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For Tillerson, Diplomatic Breakthrough With Trump Proves Elusive

October 6, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Even if he stays, Mr. Tillerson is now a wounded figure, his credibility at home and abroad diminished by the perception that he does not have a close alignment with the president.
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U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats, in Latest Sign Détente May Be Ending

October 4, 2017
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Gardiner Harris, Ernesto Londoño | The New York Times
President Trump on Tuesday expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, escalating his response to a mysterious affliction that has stricken American Embassy personnel in Havana in a move that cast a Cold War chill over relations between the two countries.
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U.S. in Direct Communication With North Korea, Says Tillerson

September 30, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
The Trump administration acknowledged on Saturday for the first time that it is in direct communication with the government of North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests.
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In Tillerson’s China Stop, Questions on North Korea but Slim Chance of Clarity

September 29, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is scheduled to arrive in Beijing early Saturday for a brief visit, amid confusing signals about President Trump’s position on two questions looming over the confrontation with North Korea: Is America’s long-term goal to overthrow its leader, Kim Jong-un, or just try to change his behavior? And what would it take to get negotiations with Pyongyang started?
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