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FILE - In this May 2, 2003 file photo, President George W. Bush declares the end of major combat in Iraq as he speaks aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the California coast. As he declares the U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria a success, President Donald Trump is adopting a phrase that a previous president came to regret _ “mission accomplished.” Back in 2003, a flight suit-clad President George W. Bush stood on an aircraft carrier under a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner and declared that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended” _ just six weeks after the invasion. But the war dragged on for many years after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 14, 2018 - 9:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he declares the U.S.-led airstrikes against Syria a success, President Donald Trump is adopting a phrase that a previous president came to regret — "mission accomplished." On Saturday, Trump tweeted: "A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United...
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President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on Friday, April 13, 2018, in Washington, about the United States' military response to Syria's chemical weapon attack on April 7. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 14, 2018 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Allied missiles struck at the heart of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal in a show of force and resolve aimed at punishing the Assad government for a suspected poison gas attack against civilians and deterring the possible future use of such banned weapons. "A perfectly executed...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Putin reaffirmed Russia's view that a purported chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma that prompted the strike was a fake. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
April 14, 2018 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A U.N. Security Council diplomat says the council will meet later Saturday at Russia's request, following the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria. Moscow has denounced the attack on its ally by the U.S., Britain...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, then-FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Comey is blasting President Donald Trump as unethical and "untethered to truth" and his leadership of the country as "ego driven and about personal loyalty." Comey's comments come in a new book in which he casts Trump as a mafia boss-like figure who sought to blur the line between law enforcement and politics and tried to pressure him regarding the investigation into Russian election interference. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
April 14, 2018 - 6:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former FBI Director James Comey (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Three House Republican committee chairmen want the Justice Department to provide them with copies of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey about his conversations with President Donald Trump...
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April 14, 2018 - 6:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on efforts by President Donald Trump's personal attorney to prevent the government from using materials it found in a search of his office and residence (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Stephanie Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said it's "very possible" that the porn...
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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks at a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Khamenei said that the U.S.-led attack on Syria is a "crime" and said the countries behind it will gain nothing. The Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the strikes and warned of unspecified consequences. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
April 14, 2018 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (hah-meh-neh-EE') has called the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria a "military crime." He spoke at a meeting with Iranian officials...
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This frame grab from video provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows missile flying over the capital Damascus during airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain, in Syria, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. (Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)
April 14, 2018 - 5:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 5:30 a.m. Syrian state TV has broadcast images of the destruction at a scientific research center near the capital of Damascus that was targeted in airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain. Pentagon...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press conference at 10 Downing Street in London on the air strikes against Syria, Saturday April 14, 2018. (Simon Dawson/Pool photo via AP)
April 14, 2018 - 5:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local): 4:55 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the need to act quickly and protect what she calls "operational security" led her to decide to join the allied strikes in Syria without a prior vote in Parliament...
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Explosions lit up the skies with anti-aircraft fire, over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 14, 2018 - 5:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, but also stirred up angry responses from Syria's allies and ignited a debate over...
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Explosions lit up the skies with anti-aircraft fire, over Damascus, the Syrian capital, as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has been rocked by loud explosions that lit up the sky with heavy smoke as U.S. President Donald Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
April 14, 2018 - 4:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, U.S. officials said. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the Friday night raids...
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