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White House to send memo to Pentagon soon on transgender ban Aug 23 2017

WASHINGTON The White House is expected to tell the Pentagon in coming days how to implement a ban on transgender people in the military, according to a memo that says the defense secretary may decide whether to remove service members based on their ability to deploy, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

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Trump unshackled: President defends Charlottesville response at raucous rally

PHOENIX U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia and a promise to shut down the U.S. government if necessary to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

Election 2016, U.S. Aug 23 2017
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U.S. Air Force picks Raytheon, Lockheed for next-gen cruise missile

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co separate $900 million contracts to continue work on a replacement for the AGM-86B air-launched nuclear cruise missile, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

Election 2016 Aug 23 2017
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Drowning in debt, Connecticut faces budget crunch

HARTFORD Connecticut, home to hedge fund billionaires alongside cities mired in poverty, is racing against the clock to pass a budget or face further spending cuts to education and municipal aid across the state. | Video

Election 2016, U.S. Aug 23 2017
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Trump to meet scandal-hit Malaysian leader in September

WASHINGTON/KUALA LUMPUR U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is embroiled in a corruption scandal at home, on Sept. 12 at the White House, officials from both countries confirmed on Thursday.

World, Election 2016 Aug 23 2017