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FOR August 22, 2017

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For reaction to Trump's Afghan strategy plan, Ailsa Chang talks to Rep. Jim Banks, a Republican from Indiana, who also served in Afghanistan. Banks sits on the House Armed Services Committee.

Trump's Afghanistan Plan Is Criticized For Being Short On Details

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David Greene talks to Michèle Flournoy, who served as undersecretary of defense for policy under President Obama, for reaction to President Trump's strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Trump's Visit To Arizona Is A Headache For Trump GOP Critic, Sen. Jeff Flake

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A recent presidential tweet called Flake "WEAK" and "toxic." Flake says Trump and his supporters "have given into the politics of anger."

Trump's Visit To Arizona Is A Headache For Trump GOP Critic, Sen. Jeff Flake

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A recent presidential tweet called Flake "WEAK" and "toxic." Flake says Trump and his supporters "have given into the politics of anger."

In Solar Trade Dispute, Will Proposed Tariffs Cost Industry Jobs?

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Testing President Trump's promise to get tough on trade, two U.S. solar panel manufacturers are seeking to impose a tariff on panels made overseas. But many in the industry warn it could cost jobs.

Trump Will Return To Phoenix For A Rally But Is He Welcomed There?

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Ailsa Chang talks to Chris Buskirk — publisher of the blog "American Greatness" — about President Trump's return to Arizona — his first political event since race-driven violence in Virginia.

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Testing President Trump's promise to get tough on trade, two U.S. solar panel manufacturers are seeking to impose a tariff on panels made overseas. But many in the industry warn it could cost jobs.

Kenyans Wait For Resolution Nearly 2 Weeks After Elections

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Kenya's president won re-election but his inauguration is on hold pending a court ruling by his challenger. The opposition leader claims massive vote rigging which resulted in deadly violence.

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Ailsa Chang talks to Chris Buskirk — publisher of the blog "American Greatness" — about President Trump's return to Arizona — his first political event since race-driven violence in Virginia.

President Trump Speaks To Nation Outlining A Way Forward In Afghanistan

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Trump told an audience of active-duty service members, "we will no longer use American military might to construct democracies in faraway lands or try to rebuild other countries in our own image."

Kenyans Wait For Resolution Nearly 2 Weeks After Elections

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Kenya's president won re-election but his inauguration is on hold pending a court ruling by his challenger. The opposition leader claims massive vote rigging which resulted in deadly violence.

Busy Trump Travel Schedule Adds To Secret Service Overtime Costs

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The Secret Service is bumping up against statutory limits on overtime pay, as it struggles to provide protection for President Trump and his family, all of whom travel frequently.

President Trump Speaks To Nation Outlining A Way Forward In Afghanistan

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Trump told an audience of active-duty service members, "we will no longer use American military might to construct democracies in faraway lands or try to rebuild other countries in our own image."

Trump Criticizes Pakistan In Afghan Strategy Speech, Pakistan Reacts

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The president addressed the nation about U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. He criticized Pakistan for offering "safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror."

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