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Trump likely to approve modest troop increase for Afghanistan 1:50pm EDT

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is likely to open the door to a modest increase in U.S. troop numbers in Afghanistan when he lays out his strategy on Monday for America's longest military conflict, U.S. officials said. | Video

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Mnuchin tells Yale classmates: Trump does not equate neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters

WASHINGTON Urged by his Yale University classmates to resign as treasury secretary following President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist protest, Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday he would stay in office and that Trump "in no way, shape or form" equates neo-Nazis with peaceful protesters.

Election 2016 Aug 19 2017
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Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show. | Video

Election 2016, U.S. Aug 19 2017
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Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

CHICAGO Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda.

Election 2016, U.S. Aug 19 2017
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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