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U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law 9:47am EDT

WASHINGTON U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first major test for a 111-year-old law that gives presidents the power to protect swaths of public land.

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Investor Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday after facing criticism that policy recommendations he offered could help his own investments.

Election 2016 Aug 18 2017
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Trump tweets thanks to Steve Bannon for service and role in campaign against Clinton

U.S. President Donald Trump praised his former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday, thanking him on Twitter for his service and his role in the presidential election campaign against Hillary Clinton.

Election 2016 Aug 19 2017
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Pentagon's Mattis again seeks to reassure U.S. allies

WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is committed to them despite mixed messages from President Donald Trump.

World, Election 2016 Aug 19 2017
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Amid Trump backlash, his U.N. envoy says stand up, isolate hate

WASHINGTON U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told staff in an email - seen by Reuters on Friday - that everyone must stand up and condemn hate, as President Donald Trump faces a backlash for his response to violence at a protest by white nationalists.