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After Tough New UN Sanctions, Where Is Trump Headed On North Korea?

After Tough New UN Sanctions, Where Is Trump Headed On North Korea?The Trump administration is undertaking its most audacious gamble since coming to office—that despite identifying Russia and China as “rival powers” in the new National Security Strategy, and after calling into question the utility of the United Nations system, the other major players in the international order will work within the UN framework to bring about a resolution of the North Korea crisis on terms favorable to American interests and without imposing major costs on the United States. The new sanctions approved today unanimously by the UN Security Council mark a success for the Trump administration.



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A Roy Moore victory would put Senate GOP in a tough spot

A Roy Moore victory would put Senate GOP in a tough spotA victory for Roy Moore means the Senate majority leader will be able to hold onto his slim two-vote majority, but the former judge brings to the Senate a toxic mix that few Senate Republicans are keen to accept.



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U.S. general sees no change in Pakistan behavior despite Trump tough line

U.S. general sees no change in Pakistan behavior despite Trump tough lineBy Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad. U.S. officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against groups such as the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network that they believe exploit safe haven on Pakistani soil to launch attacks on neighboring Afghanistan. In August, Trump outlined a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, chastising Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants.



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Lawrence: Mueller's Playing Tough in Trump-Russia Investigation

Lawrence: Mueller's Playing Tough in Trump-Russia InvestigationNBC News reports Robert Mueller has enough evidence to bring charges in the Flynn investigation. An indictment would make Michael Flynn the first Trump White House official accused of a crime by Robert Mueller's team.



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Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough Questions

Cub Scout Ousted From Den After Asking Politician Tough QuestionsA cub scout in Colorado has been cast out of his den after he asked a state legislator pointed questions about racially charged comments she made about African-Americans in 2013 and a gun bill she co-sponsored.



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Trump sends lieutenants to Pakistan with tough message

Trump sends lieutenants to Pakistan with tough messagePresident Donald Trump will dispatch his top diplomatic and military advisors to Pakistan in the coming weeks, turning up the heat on a nuclear-armed ally accused of harboring terror groups. Weeks after Trump angrily accused Islamabad of providing safe haven to “agents of chaos,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to depart for Pakistan late this month. The one-two punch is designed to drill home Trump’s message that Pakistani state support for jihadist groups has to end, according to officials briefed on the visits.



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For Houston homeowners, tough decisions on whether to rebuild

For Houston homeowners, tough decisions on whether to rebuildBy Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON (Reuters) – It took just hours for Tropical Storm Harvey’s floodwaters to destroy hand-hewn cabinets and wood floors that Chad Wilson spent more than 18 months to build and install in his Houston home. Wilson’s first thought after the waters receded and he girded himself for a Herculean cleanup is one echoing across the storm-weary Texas coast: should he rebuild? With most of the home, which had never before flooded, now gutted, Wilson says he will only remain if he can raise its level above the ground by up to six feet (two meters).



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Tough choice for Trump if Congress refuses border wall financing

Tough choice for Trump if Congress refuses border wall financingPresident Donald Trump is unlikely to win congressional support for funds he wants for a proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall before an Oct. 1 deadline, meaning he may have to choose between backing down on a key campaign promise or shutting down the government.



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Trump responds to Barcelona terror attack: 'Be tough and strong, we love you!'

Trump responds to Barcelona terror attack: 'Be tough and strong, we love you!'US President Donald Trump has condemned a recent van attack in Barcelona, vowing to do “whatever is necessary to help” in the aftermath. A van ploughed into pedestrians on Barcelona’s busy “Las Ramblas” thoroughfare on Thursday evening, killing at least 13 people and injuring more than 50. Barcelona authorities said they are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.



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Trump’s Tough Talk On North Korea Sparks Backlash

Trump’s Tough Talk On North Korea Sparks BacklashWhile some supporters say that the president's unconventional "tough foreign policy talk" shows strength, critics argue that the rhetoric is not reassuring U.S. allies and elevates North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.



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