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Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military

July 26, 2017
Abby Phillip, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Dan Lamothe | The Washington Post
President Trump said he will ban transgender people from serving in the military in any capacity, a reversal of the Obama administration decision that would have allowed them to serve, he announced on social media on Wednesday.
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Iraq's Prime Minister Has Declared The "Liberation" Of Mosul From ISIS

July 10, 2017
Nancy Youssef, Amber Jamieson | BuzzFeed News
The city of Mosul has been reclaimed from ISIS by the Iraqi army, supported by a US-led coalition, Iraq's prime minister has said.

How Europe views Trump, EU and Japan sign trade deal, ethics chief steps down and a new Pentagon policy

July 7, 2017
Los Angeles Times reporter Doyle McManus shares what he heard from Europeans about the new American president during a recent trip.
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The US Military Probably Won't Meet Its Deadline To Fully Integrate Transgender Troops

June 24, 2017
Nancy Youssef | BuzzFeed
The Army and Air Force want two more years before they fully include transgender recruits in their ranks, BuzzFeed News has learned. The Marine Corps wants another year.
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On Memorial Day, Trump Pays Tribute to Fallen Troops

May 30, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump, in his first public remarks since returning from a nine-day overseas trip, paid tribute to fallen American troops in a traditional Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, saying they “died in war so we could live in peace.”
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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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Pentagon warned Flynn in 2014 against taking foreign payments; IG launches investigation

April 27, 2017
Manu Raju, Jim Sciutto, Tom LoBianco | CNN
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned by the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 against accepting foreign payments as he entered retirement.
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The US Dropped A Huge Bomb On Afghanistan To Show ISIS "They’re Not Welcome"

April 14, 2017
Nancy Youssef | Buzzfeed News
Rather than dropping multiple bombs on a suspected set of ISIS-controlled tunnels, the U.S. for the first time used a weapon nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs."
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