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Trump dumps controversial chief strategist Bannon in latest upheaval Aug 18 2017

WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. President Donald Trump on Friday fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon in the latest White House shake-up, removing a far-right architect of his 2016 election victory and a driving force behind his nationalist and anti-globalization agenda. | Video

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Bannon departure tips trade scales in favor of White House 'globalists'

WASHINGTON The departure on Friday of Steve Bannon, the White House's top economic nationalist, will likely tip the trade policy scales in favor of the Trump administration's "globalist" faction, which could soften the stance toward two of Trump's favorite targets: China and the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Election 2016 Aug 18 2017
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White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe

WASHINGTON White House special counsel Ty Cobb predicts the cloud of an investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election will soon be lifted from President Donald Trump and says he would be "embarrassed" if it still hangs over the president in 2018.

Election 2016, Russia Aug 18 2017
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Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan strategy

HAGERSTOWN, Md./WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides, but made no decision on whether he would commit more troops to America's longest war. | Video

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Amid Spain attacks, Trump says U.S. ready and borders secure

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States was prepared for any possible "trouble" and its borders were secure, as authorities in Spain grappled with an attempted attack near Barcelona one day after another attack left more than a dozen dead.

World, Election 2016 Aug 18 2017