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In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

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Jobless claims edge up; goods trade deficit widens

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