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August 23, 2017

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, August 23 2017

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Head of Navy’s 7th Fleet to be relieved of duty after second deadly mishap in Pacific

The U.S. Navy will relieve the commander of its 7th Fleet from duty after the fleet suffered its second deadly mishap in less than three months, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News.

Exclusive: Trump’s Afghan decision may increase U.S. air power, training

The U.S. Air Force may intensify its strikes in Afghanistan and expand training of the Afghan air force following President Donald Trump’s decision to forge ahead with the 16-year-old war, its top general told Reuters on Tuesday.

Kushner travels to Middle East for peace negotiations

President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is in the Middle East this week as the White House continues Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

US ramps up pressure on N. Korea with sanctions on Chinese, Russian companies

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced new sanctions on Chinese and Russian individuals and businesses accused of helping North Korea boost its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.