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“We were told during the night that he was planning to change his travel plans.”

EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, on Sec. of State Pompeo's unexpected stop in Brussels on his way to Russia. A meeting of top EU diplomats is taking place. A big topic of discussion: Iran. Iran said last week it will scale back its commitment to the nuclear deal. The U.S. moved an aircraft carrier strike group to the region to respond to unspecific threats.
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“… a further escalation of trade tensions would have dire consequences for both protagonists and the rest of the world.”

Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford Economics on the trade negotiations between the U.S. & China. The firm estimates the possible economic impact, such as the increased tariffs levied on Chinese imports by the U.S. on Friday, *could* cost American families about $500 a year.
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“We’re not going to leave until the border is secure.”

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaking at the U.S. Southern Border Saturday. While he said the deployment of nearly 4,400 active-duty & National Guard troops is not "indefinite," he also promised the military's support of border patrol, including reallocating Pentagon funds to build a border wall. Last week, the White House announced Pres. Trump intends to nominate the former Boeing executive as Sec. of Defense.
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“My job is to capture his voice. I wanted that twinkle in his eyes coming through. I wanted to capture his heart when he’s feeling something strongly. So that was the challenge for me, with someone who couldn’t speak to you in a sentence.”

Writer Ken Abraham who co-authored the autobiography of famous country singer, Randy Travis, who suffered a devastating stroke in 2013. The book debuts Tuesday.
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