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Bannon's exit not seen to signal Trump shift to center Aug 19 2017

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.

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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.

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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