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House members demand apology from Turkish president

Standing on the site of a recent violent altercation between protesters and bodyguards of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, members of Congress from both parties condemned what they said was an assault on American values and demanded an apology from the Turkish leader for flouting U.S. law.
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Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. ready to testify in Senate

The Russian lawyer who met with President Donald Trump's eldest son during the 2016 election campaign said she's ready to testify before the U.S. Senate and "clarify the situation behind this mass hysteria."
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Turkish report exposes locations of US troops in Syria

Turkey's state-run news agency published U.S. base locations in northern Syria, a move that threatens to deepen distrust between the two allies by exposing American soldiers on the front lines of the fight against Islamic State.
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Democrat calls foul after panel cuts war authority amendment

Rep. Barbara Lee accused Republican leaders of underhanded tactics after a GOP-controlled panel stripped from a military spending bill her amendment to force a debate to give president new authority for military action against terrorist groups.
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House lawmakers propose 6 months of funding for VA Choice

House lawmakers are looking to provide six months of emergency funding for a nearly bankrupt program that allows veterans to receive health care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs after negotiations stalled on a multibillion-dollar deal to fund the program for a full year and review VA buildings across the country.
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WWII veteran relives his youth on TBM Avenger

Jim Lair of Mendota hadn't been inside a TBM Avenger since December of 1945. "I never thought I'd ever be able to go up in one again," he said. But that opportunity arrived recently.
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