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Inside Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes on Syria

April 14, 2018
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
NBC’s Hallie Jackson reports for TODAY on President Donald Trump’s decisions to attack chemical weapons sites in Syria, reversing an earlier intent to withdraw troops from the country.
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Trump administration responds to Syria

April 13, 2018
NOTE: This Extra was recorded at 8:30 p.m. ET Friday, April 13.

James Comey’s tell-all book makes headlines

April 13, 2018
James Comey’s new book rocks Washington.
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Trump’s allies worry that federal investigators may have seized recording made by his attorney

April 13, 2018
Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey, Carol Leonnig, Tom Hamburger | The Washington Post
President Trump’s personal attorney Michael D. Cohen sometimes taped conversations with associates, according to three people familiar with his practice, and allies of the president are worried that the recordings were seized by federal investigators in a raid of Cohen’s office and residences this week.
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Trump considers rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership

April 13, 2018
Eamon Javers | CNBC
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on the top political stories on the morning, including President Trump's turnaround on trade, and James Comey's new book criticizing President Trump.
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Trump expected to pardon former Cheney aide ‘Scooter’ Libby

April 13, 2018
Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
President Trump is expected to pardon Lewis “Scooter” Libby, according to a senior administration official, giving an olive branch to a George W. Bush administration staffer that the former president declined to grant.
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Mattis tries to put breaks on possible Syria strike, to ‘keep this from escalating’

April 13, 2018
Peter Baker, Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff | The New York Times
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought on Thursday to slow down an imminent strike on Syria, reflecting mounting concerns at the Pentagon that a concerted bombing campaign could escalate into a wider conflict between Russia, Iran and the West.
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Paul Ryan’s GOP swept away by a Trumpian revolution he could neither contain nor control

April 12, 2018
Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
As he announced his exit from public life, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan tried hard to show appreciation for the man who took the Republican Party from his grasp and transformed it into something else.
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Trump says missiles ‘will be coming’ at Syria. Beyond that lies uncertainty.

April 12, 2018
Peter Baker, Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff | The New York Times
President Trump made clear on Wednesday that missiles “will be coming” at Syria at any moment, telegraphing a military operation as he has previously said he would never do. But the real suspense remained — how many missiles, for how long, at what targets and to what end.
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