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Afghanistan plan involves 3,900 more troops, officials say

FILE - In this April 17, 2017 file photo, U.S. forces and Afghan security police are seen in Asad Khil near the site of a U.S. bombing in the Achin district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Behind the detail-scarce rhetoric of the new Afghanistan strategy, elements of President Donald Trump's broader approach to foreign conflicts emerge: secret military plans, no


The first deployments could take place within days.

// Trump will not pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio at Phoenix rally

President Trump had said he was ‘‘seriously considering’’ a pardon for former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, an immigration hardliner.

// With a visit to Arizona, Trump returns to the immigration issue

President Trump also scheduled a rally in Phoenix, which left local officials concerned that emotions may run hot after his remarks on Charlottesville.

// Steven Mnuchin’s wife apologizes for her ‘highly insensitive’ Instagram post

Louise Linton apologized for boasting about her wealth and then disparaging someone who criticized her during a nasty Instagram exchange.

// Who is Louise Linton? 5 facts beyond her Instagram rant

She bragged about how much she paid in taxes — but who exactly is she?

// A coal country dispute over an alleged Trump promise unmet

The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to invoke a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him.

Felix G. Arroyo.

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City employee files sexual harassment complaint against Felix G. Arroyo

A woman who worked for Arroyo said he “spanked” her buttocks, made sexual comments, and grabbed her by the back of her neck. Arroyo called the allegations baseless.

Luis Ramirez was hired as the T general manager last week despite having no experience in public transit.

What went wrong at the new MBTA boss’s old job?

The governor said he remains confident in Luis Ramirez despite accounting problems at a company Ramirez recently led as chief executive.

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Ed Markey says there’s no military solution in North Korea

Markey, who is the top Democrat on a Senate foreign relations panel that oversees Asia, in the final stretch of a Congressional trip to the region.

N.H. voters, advocates sue to block new law toughening voter registration

Civil rights advocates say the new rules amount to intimidation designed to discourage thousands of young residents from voting.


Treasury chief’s wife apologizes for boasts about wealth

Louise Linton apologized for boasting about her wealth and then disparaging someone who criticized her.

McConnell, in private, doubts if Trump can save presidency

The relationship between the president and Senate majority leader has disintegrated. They have not spoken to each other in weeks.

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