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  • Smoke rises from a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. (Hassan Ammar/AP)
    Trump says US generals feel Beirut blast was likely an ‘attack’

    President Donald Trump said U.S. military generals have told him that they “seem to feel” the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people, was a “terrible attack” likely caused by a bomb.

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: A U.S. Postal service employee leaves the loading dock to deliver mail from the Los Feliz Post Office on February 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The U.S. Postal Service plans to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail by August, which could save the service $2 billion annually after losing nearly $16 billion last fiscal year. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
    Trump: Postal Service must charge Amazon more, or no loan

    “The Postal Service is a joke because they’re handing out packages for Amazon and other internet companies and every time they bring a package, they lose money on it,” President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Trump meets Iraqi counterpart, first since Soleimani strike

    U.S. President Donald Trump hinted that sanctions on Iraq were still a possibility in a bilateral meeting with Iraq’s president Wednesday, the first since a U.S. drone strike on Iraqi soil killed a top Iranian general, straining Washington-Baghdad ties.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Attorney General Edwin Meese, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)
    Trump: US doesn’t endorse Turkey’s assault on Syria

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. does not endorse Turkey’s military assault on Syria, calling the operation a “bad idea.”

  • President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is naming Robert O'Brien to replace former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Erik Simander/TT via AP)
    Trump names hostage envoy O’Brien national security adviser

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser.

  • The amphibious assault ship Boxer transits California’s San Diego Bay on May 1. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Monford//Navy via AP)
    Iran denies US destroyed an Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

    The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and denied there was any confrontation with a U.S. vessel the previous day.