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US military says American troops killed in Syria blast

The U.S. military says a number of service members were killed Wednesday in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria — the first instance of U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the country last month.

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Democrats decline shutdown meeting at White House

The U.S. government marks Day 25 of the longest partial shutdown in U.S. history. And there’s no sign that either side is any closer to ending it. Tuesday, the White House invited both house Democrats and Republicans to discuss a deal. No Democrats accepted.

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