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U.S. Considering Increasing Tempo of Operations in Africa, Senator Says

October 21, 2017
Nancy Youssef, Ben Kesling | The Wall Street Journal
The Pentagon’s top official is considering ways to increase the tempo of U.S. operations in Africa in the wake of a deadly Oct. 4 ambush in Niger by militants affiliated with the Islamic State extremist group, a Republican senator said Friday.
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After Video Refutes Kelly’s Charges, Congresswoman Raises Issue of Race

October 21, 2017
Yamiche Alcindor, Michael D. Shear | The New York Times
Video of a 2015 speech delivered by Representative Frederica S. Wilson revealed Friday that John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, misrepresented her remarks when he accused her of bragging about securing $20 million for a South Florida F.B.I. building and twisting President Barack Obama’s arm.
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Trump to Allow Classified ‘JFK Files’ Released Nearly 54 Years After Kennedy’s Assassination

October 21, 2017
Kelly O'Donnell, Saphora Smith | NBC News
More than a half-century after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he intends to release never-before-seen government files related to the investigation into Kennedy's killing.
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Senate investigators spoke with Russians present at Trump Tower meeting with Trump Jr.

October 21, 2017
Manu Raju | CNN
Senate intelligence committee investigators have spoken with several Russians who attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., a sign that the matter remains a significant focus for lawmakers looking into potential coordination between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked operatives during the presidential campaign.
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Court Blocks Immediate Abortion for Undocumented Teen

October 21, 2017
Pete Williams | NBC News
A federal appeals court Friday refused to allow an immediate abortion for a 17-year-old who came to the U.S. illegally and is now in detention. But the court gave her more time to find a way to obtain one.
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The on-again, off-again relationship between President Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

October 20, 2017
The president and the Senate majority leader held a joint press conference this week.

Pentagon, FBI investigate ambush on U.S. troops in Niger

October 20, 2017
The panelists discussed the wider concerns about how families of fallen military members are comforted.
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Trump administration weighs tighter vetting for women, children refugees: sources

October 20, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati, Mica Rosenberg | Reuters
The Trump administration is considering tightening the vetting process for women and children seeking to enter the United States as refugees, a proposal that if adopted would bring security checks closer to those for adult men, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.
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