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  • Tillerson, Mattis back up Trump’s stark warning to North Korea – The Washington Times
    • After President Trump threatened “fire and fury” on North Korea, the secretaries of State and Defense backed up his comments. Secretary Tillerson, in Guam, said there is no real threat from North Korea to anyone in the region. Additionally, Secretary Mattis said Kim Jong-un must stand down or North Korea may face “the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”


  • US destroyer sails near artificial Chinese island in South China Sea – Fox News
    • Amid increasing tensions in the region due to North Korea, the USS John S McCain sailed within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef. This distance marks the territorial boundary for all nations. The man-made island in the South China Sea contains Chinese military fortifications and a runway. The Pentagon has repeatedly challenged China’s claims to authority in the region.



  • Trump again calls out McConnell over health care failure – CNN
    • Senate Minority Leader McConnell recently said  the President had “excessive expectations” about repealing Obamacare. President Trump called him out in a tweet yesterday. He argued that the Senate has called for repeal for 7 years, and now that he’s President they can’t act.


  • FBI Agents Searched Paul Manafort’s Home – NBC News
    • In July, FBI agents raided the home of President Trump’s fired campaign chairman. They seized many documents in what seems to be an escalation in the investigation into Russian collusion during the election.