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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford talks as they walk from an all Senators briefing on the situation in the Koreas, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. 
<br>Carolyn Kaster/AP

Trump gives Pentagon more flexibility on Iraq, Syria troops

The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Donald Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders.


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u.s.

White House: Trump will not immediately bolt NAFTA

President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not immediately pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that.



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europe

China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost

Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and other possible joint endeavors, according to a spokesman for the European agency and Chinese media reports.



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pacific

Reagan sailor gets award, meets vice president after saving woman’s life

Hospital Corpsman Christopher Marroquin, a dental technician on the Yokosuka-based USS Ronald Reagan was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal after using his medical skills to help save an elderly woman’s life on a flight to Japan.