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Trump offers harsh words for N. Korea and Iran at first U.N. address

September 20, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
In a defiant speech before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, President Trump vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if it threatens the U.S. or its allies. He also called the Iran nuclear deal "an embarrassment" and promised to put American interests ahead of other countries.
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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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Trump decides to keep U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, at least for now

June 1, 2017
Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Trump will not move to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel from secular Tel Aviv to the capital Jerusalem, at least for now, reversing a campaign promise dear to some of his most conservative supporters.
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Trump Meets With Abbas, but Progress on Peace Remains Elusive

May 23, 2017
Peter Baker, Ian Fisher | The New York Times
President Trump traveled to Bethlehem on Tuesday, meeting with the Palestinian leader and vowing again to “do everything I can” to break through decades of resistance to reach a peace deal but reporting no concrete progress.
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Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Gave to Russians

May 17, 2017
Peter Baker, Eric Schmitt, Adam Goldman | The New York Times
The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to an episode that has renewed questions about how the White House handles sensitive intelligence.

The FBI shortlist, a new voter fraud commission and Trump & McConnell's unlikely partnership

May 12, 2017
President Trump is already interviewing possible replacements for ousted FBI Director James Comey.
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