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APNewsBreak: About 4000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

APNewsBreak: About 4000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

Earlier this week, President Trump provided his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, with the authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan . Christine Wormuth, the Pentagon's top policy official from 2014 to 2016, expressed confidence in Mattis' judgment and said she wouldn't be bothered by an arrangement in which the president gave his defense secretary the authority to adjust troop levels within a broad range set by the White House .



Donald Trump to restrict Cuba travel and trade in latest Obama rollback

USA airlines and cruise ships restored service to the communist-run island. Unlimited "family" travel and money sent to private Cubans on the island will remain unchanged. Supporters expressed appreciation for Trump's emphasis on human rights in Cuba. He is set to make his Cuba speech at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami, named after a Cuban-American exile who led the failed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.


Trump may 'terminate' Russia probe's Mueller says president's pal

Trump may 'terminate' Russia probe's Mueller says president's pal

A Trump friend who was spotted visiting the White House on Monday later told a PBS interviewer that the president was indeed mulling over firing Mueller. "If there were not good cause, it would not matter to me what anybody said", he said. Trump's recent, abrupt dismissal of Comey generated accusations of obstruction of justice and led to Mueller's appointment.



DUP leader Arlene Foster says homophobia claims are "utter nonsense"

Talks between the parties resumed Monday in a bid to end the political deadlock. Major, who helped lay the foundations of the 1998 agreement that ended two decades of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland when he was in government, said it would imperil the United Kingdom government's impartial role in the peace process.


Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

Nina Turner, a former OH state senator who campaigned for Sanders in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, said: "Both sides need to look in the mirror". The child's name was Wanda Ashley Stock, and she was taken in by the Hodgkinson family in the summer of 1996. The wife of a gunman who shot and wounded a top Republican congressman and several others says her husband went to Washington, D.C.


Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting 'oppressors'

Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting 'oppressors'

But those who favor a greater opening with Cuba say the president's decision is a setback for improved relations and business. " US airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to service the island". He stated that polls show that over 70 percent of USA citizens, including a majority of Republicans , support lifting the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington on Cuba.