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Biden’s chief of staff maintains White House is serious about working with GOP on infrastructure


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Defense secretary says U.S. troops in Syria to transfer to Iraq, Trump maintains they're coming home

Defense secretary says U.S. troops in Syria to transfer to Iraq, Trump maintains they're coming homeIt appears U.S. troops leaving Syria won't be coming home — at least not yet — as President Trump had indicated last week, and reiterated today.Instead, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday that all U.S. troops leaving northern Syria will be re-stationed in western Iraq where they will reportedly defend the country and continue to conduct preventative operations against the Islamic State, as the cease-fire brokered with Turkey in northern Syria mostly seems to be holding. Esper also did not rule out counterterrorism missions from Iraq into Syria.The plan calls for about 1,000 troops to head to Iraq, adding to the more than 5,000 troops currently in the country. "Things could change between now and whenever we complete the withdrawal, but that's the game plan right now," Esper said. The secretary added that he will talk with U.S. allies at a NATO meeting next week to discuss how to handle military operations to block any resurgence from ISIS.But Trump still maintained that troops were coming home in a Sunday morning tweet, in which he also called Esper the wrong name.> Mark Esperanto, Secretary of Defense, "The ceasefire is holding up very nicely. There are some minor skirmishes that have ended quickly. New areas being resettled with the Kurds." USA soldiers are not in combat or ceasefire zones. We have secured the Oil. Bringing soldiers home!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019Read more at NBC News and The Associated Press.Update: Trump has since removed the original tweet and posted another in which he referred to Esper by his correct name, and said the U.S. is "ending endless wars" rather than "bringing soldiers home."



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Biden maintains grip on 2020 Democratic race after third debate

Biden maintains grip on 2020 Democratic race after third debateThose expecting Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy to flame out any day now will have to keep waiting. The former U.S. vice president survived another Democratic debate on Thursday largely unbloodied and unbowed, leaving those on the margins of the race for the party‚Äôs 2020 nomination wondering if their time to gain ground on the front-runner is running out. If anything, the third Democratic debate in Houston was notable for how few of the nine other candidates took hard swings at Biden, a marked contrast from earlier debates when his record was more directly challenged.



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Turkish opposition says maintains lead in Istanbul as recount continues

Turkish opposition says maintains lead in Istanbul as recount continuesThe AKP, hurt by a slowing economy, is reeling from its apparent loss of Istanbul, Turkey’s commercial hub, and the capital Ankara, in Sunday’s local elections. In power nationally since 2002, the AKP and its Islamist predecessors have dominated Turkey’s two biggest cities for a quarter of a century. The mayoral candidate of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Ekrem Imamoglu, said he was 18,742 votes ahead of his AKP rival, ex-prime minister Binali Yildirim, after a recount of invalid votes in 17 of Istanbul’s 39 districts and said that gap would not change much after the recount had ended.



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Why Does China Maintains Its Support To North Korea?

Why Does China Maintains Its Support To North Korea?The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Washington would limit trade relations with the countries if they keep supporting North Korea.



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