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‘Buy America’: Trump approves direct overseas sales of armed U.S. drones

- The Washington Times

The Trump administration on Thursday rolled out an even bigger “Open for Business” sign, streamlining the federal policies to approve arms sales to foreign governments and announcing a “manager’s special” of military drones that U.S. arms companies can for the first time hawk directly to overseas buyers without the Pentagon’s approval.

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Former Obama officials blast Pompeo in social-media ads

- The Washington Times

A political action group run by former Obama administration officials and insiders from Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign launched a series of digital ads slamming CIA Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to be secretary of state Thursday, adding fuel to an increasingly fiery fight over the nomination on Capitol Hill.

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Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

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