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Trump: Travel Ban Expansion Coming, Nations Aren’t Yet Final

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. would soon be imposing visa restrictions on more countries — though it's not clear yet how many nations will be affected by his expansion of the travel ban. “We’re adding a couple of countries to i...
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Trump Warns of ‘Carnage’ in Rebel Stronghold in Syria

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump is speaking out against the “carnage" involving thousands of civilians in a rebel stronghold in Syria. In a tweet Thursday, Trump wrote: “Russia, Syria, and Iran are killing, or on their way to killing, thousands of...
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Israel Kills Islamic Jihad Leader, Setting off Fierce Clash

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel launched airstrikes Tuesday against two senior Islamic Jihad commanders, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria in a sharp escalation of Israel's regional conflict with Iran, which backs the Palestinian militant group. ...
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US Role in Syria Grows More Complex With Trump Claim to Oil

WASHINGTON — By claiming a right to Syria's oil, President Donald Trump has added more complexity — as well as additional U.S. forces and time — to an American military mission he has twice declared he was ending so the troops could come home. Extending the...