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North Korea fires missile over Japan

August 29, 2017
Eamon Javers | CNBC
North Korea launched an "unprecedented" missile over Japanese airspace where it broke into three pieces before landing in the Pacific Ocean.
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Investigators repeatedly warned navy ahead of deadly collisions

August 28, 2017
Nancy Youssef, Ben Kesling, Jake Maxwell Watts | The Wall Street Journal
Congressional investigators and military officials warned repeatedly about overworked sailors, shortened training schedules and budget cuts in the years leading up to two fatal collisions involving U.S. Navy ships, government auditors, lawmakers and Pentagon officials said.
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U.S. holds powerful but risky tool to halt North Korea's nuclear progress

August 25, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati, David Brunnstrom | Reuters
The U.S. government is turning the screws on companies that do business with North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions but has stopped short of taking the more aggressive, and riskier, move of targeting Chinese banks that facilitate Pyongyang’s trade in arms and other banned goods.
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U.N. ambassador says Trump has not decided his next move on Iran nuclear deal

August 23, 2017
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
The Trump administration is not looking for a pretext to junk the international nuclear deal with Iran, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday, despite the president’s sharp criticism of the agreement and reports that he has been reluctant to certify that Tehran is meeting its obligations.
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Tillerson raps some U.S. allies for religious freedom violations, slams IS

August 16, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
U.S. allies including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain did not uphold principles of religious freedom in 2016, while Islamic State has carried out "genocide" against religious minorities, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.
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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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