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Top officials meet at White House after North Korea missile test

Top security, military and diplomatic officials in the Trump administration held an unexpected Fourth of July meeting to discuss options after North Korea said it had successfully test-fired an inter-continental ballistic missile capable of hitting the US, according to a report. “The claim is being taken seriously,” an administration official …

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White House Warning Halted Syria Chemical Attack, Officials Say

At the White House, officials said the president came up with the idea to issue the blunt statement by the office of the press secretary, Sean Spicer, on Mr. Trump’s behalf. But they insisted that reports about military and intelligence officials not being aware of the statement before it was …

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White House: Top officials were ‘fully aware’ of Syria statement

The White House on Tuesday insisted all relevant agencies knew about a statement released Monday night by press secretary Sean Spicer warning Syria not to conduct a major chemical weapons attack. “I can tell you that leadership from the State Department, [Defense Department], [Office of the Director of National Intelligence], …

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Silicon Valley execs press White House officials on foreign entrepreneur rule

Photo: STEPHEN CROWLEY, NYT President Donald Trump takes part in a discussion during the American Leadership in Emerging Technology event at the White House in Washington Thursday. President Donald Trump takes part in a discussion during the American Leadership in Emerging Technology event at the White House in Washington Thursday. …

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White House Officials Push for Widening War in Syria Over Pentagon Objections

A pair of top White House officials is pushing to broaden the war in Syria, viewing it as an opportunity to confront Iran and its proxy forces on the ground there, according to two sources familiar with the debate inside the Donald Trump administration. Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the senior director for …

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Trump White House Officials Tweet Like Regular People — And That Can Create Confusion

A Wednesday morning shooting at a baseball practice for Republican members of Congress brought an early swirl of confusion — including a well-intentioned but misleading message from White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. With it came a reminder of the anything-goes social media culture fostered by President Trump, and and of …

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