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Trump commits to more troops in Afghanistan, vows 'fight to win' 12:18am EDT

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump opened the door on Monday night to an increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of a retooled strategy for the region, overcoming his own doubts about America's longest war and vowing "a fight to win."

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Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville

WASHINGTON Two prominent religious conservatives defended U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend's violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

U.S., Election 2016 Aug 20 2017
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U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

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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Bannon's exit not seen to signal Trump shift to center

WASHINGTON/BRIDGEWATER, N.J. President Donald Trump's ouster of chief strategist Steve Bannon is unlikely to mark the abandonment of the administration's "America First" agenda that has unnerved investors and trade partners and split the White House into nationalist and globalist camps.

U.S., Election 2016 Aug 19 2017
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Leading Democrat: Critics can't conclude Trump is impaired

WASHINGTON Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that it was premature to try to remove U.S. President Donald Trump by claiming he is physically or mentally impaired.

Election 2016 Aug 20 2017