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  • Financial markets have become volatile during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Craig Ruttle/AP)
    New Trump panel to explore path to reopening US economy

    Many medical experts in the government, including Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, have cautioned that easing up on social distancing too soon could lead a new wave of the disease that would require shuttering the economy again, with disastrous results.

  • President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence watch as a U.S. Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Javier Gutierrez, of San Antonio, Texas, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Trump pays tribute to 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack

    President Donald Trump traveled Monday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pay respects to two U.S. soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan when a soldier dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun.

  • US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad participates in a discussion on
    Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that “led by the president, we are working diligently on the path forward.”

  • President Donald Trump speaks during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump are gathering Wednesday on the south coast of England to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Matt Dunham/AP)
    Trump reads from FDR’s prayer to the US on D-Day

    Trump, with images of an American flag and Roosevelt projected behind him, read to crowd: “Almighty God, our sons, pride of our nation, this day, have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization and to set free a suffering humanity.”

  • Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal attends the fourth day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 14, 2017, in Sun Valley, Idaho. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Former Afghanistan commander McChrystal warns of plans to cut troops

    The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Sunday that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there would reduce the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war.

  • Steven D. Dillingham adjusts his glasses during a hearing of the the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for him to be Director of the Census, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)
    Census nominee declines to weigh in on citizenship question

    President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee the Census Bureau rebuffed lawmakers' efforts Wednesday to get his opinion on the administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.