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U.S. judge orders government to release Iraqis or grant bond hearings

January 3, 2018
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
A U.S. judge ordered the government on Tuesday to either release Iraqi immigrants it arrested last year or grant them bond hearings, in the latest judicial curb on the Trump administration’s efforts to tighten U.S. immigration.
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What's next for the caliphate?

October 23, 2017
Jonathan Swan | Axios
ISIS lost its Syrian capital, Raqqa, last week. Trump issued a congratulatory statement; but we've not seen any George W. Bush-style "Mission Accomplished" speeches.
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Military leaders consolidate power in Trump administration

August 23, 2017
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
High-ranking military officials have become an increasingly ubiquitous presence in American political life during Donald Trump’s presidency, repeatedly winning arguments inside the West Wing, publicly contradicting the president and even balking at implementing one of his most controversial policies.
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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.
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State: Iraqi refugees who aided U.S. not categorically exempt from Trump travel ban

July 1, 2017
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Iraqis who provided assistance to the U.S. military, military contractors and American news outlets will not be automatically exempt from the 120-day, global halt President Donald Trump has imposed on refugee admissions through his travel ban executive order.
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Jared Kushner's foreign policy role grows despite lack of experience

April 4, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
Thirty-six-year-old Jared Kushner has no diplomatic experience, but he’s become an envoy to foreign leaders, at times in place of the secretary of state.
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Jared Kushner travels to Iraq

April 3, 2017
Jim Acosta, Jeff Zeleny | CNN
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner landed in Iraq Monday, his first visit to the country since assuming a broad portfolio of foreign affairs in the Trump presidency.

The Obama Legacy: From hope and change to achievements and setbacks

December 23, 2016
What Barack Obama accomplished and what remains undone after eight years.
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