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As Trump mulls refugee cap, DHS officials raise red flags
Politico • Ted Hesson
As Trump presses for a border wall, there's a new Coast Guard record for drug seizures at sea
Washington Post • Dan Lamothe
Trump’s trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy
Washington Post • Matthew Pennington ,  Ap
In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ North Korea
Washington Post • Darlene Superville , Jonathan Lemire,  Ap
They said Melania Trump was the face of success. She made them take down billboards with her face.
Washington Post • Herman Wong
2 killed, 3 injured in rare shooting incident in Taiwan
Washington Post • Associated Press
Reports: 12 Catalan officials arrested over secession vote
Minneapolis Star Tribune • Aritz Parra, Aritz Parra ,  Ap
Portland pushes back against Sessions' criticisms
Woodburn Independent • Jim Redden, Lyndsey Hewitt, Nik Budnick
How the Pentagon tried to cure America of its “Vietnam syndrome”
Salon • Paul Joseph, The Conversation
 
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Homeland Security, Politics & Policy
As Trump mulls refugee cap, DHS officials raise red flags
PoliticoTed Hesson
Department of Homeland Security officials have warned the White House that they may have trouble processing 50,000 refugees next year, putting additional pressure on President Donald Trump to lower the cap on refugees entering the United States to the lowest point in...
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Defense Policy
As Trump presses for a border wall, there's a new Coast Guard record for drug seizures at sea
Washington PostDan Lamothe
The service has seized more than 455,000 pounds of cocaine through Sept. 11 in the fiscal year that will end Oct. 1, breaking the record of 443,790 pounds set last year.
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Diplomacy, International Security
Trump’s trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy
Washington PostMatthew Pennington ,  Ap
President Donald Trump’s threat before the world to obliterate North Korea left no doubt about his determination to stop the communist country’s nuclear weapons buildup. His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a...
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Economic Policy, International Security
In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ North Korea
Washington PostDarlene Superville , Jonathan Lemire,  Ap
President Donald Trump is vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or allies against the renegade nation’s nuclear weapons program.
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International Security, World Politics
They said Melania Trump was the face of success. She made them take down billboards with her face.
Washington PostHerman Wong
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2 killed, 3 injured in rare shooting incident in Taiwan
Washington PostAssociated Press
Taiwan’s official news agency says two people have been killed and three others injured in a rare shooting incident in a suburb of the capital, Taipei.
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Reports: 12 Catalan officials arrested over secession vote
Minneapolis Star TribuneAritz Parra, Aritz Parra ,  Ap
MADRID — The Catalan regional government says that a top official in the management of the region's economic affairs has been arrested as a crackdown intensifies on preparations for a secession vote that Spanish authorities have suspended. The arrest of Josep Maria...
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Portland pushes back against Sessions' criticisms
Woodburn IndependentJim Redden, Lyndsey Hewitt, Nik Budnick
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions swooped into Northwest Portland to attack local and state "sanctuary" policies as fostering crime even as police and protesters squared off outside. At the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office at Northwest 14th Avenue and Overton...
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How the Pentagon tried to cure America of its “Vietnam syndrome”
SalonPaul Joseph, The Conversation
In August 1965, Morley Safer, a reporter for “CBS News,” accompanied a unit of U.S. marines on a search-and-destroy mission to the Vietnamese village of Cam Ne. Using cigarette lighters and a flamethrower, the troops proceeded to burn down 150 houses, wound...
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