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Lieutenant General Jeffrey Buchanan (center) discusses needs at a relief distribution center in Maricao, Puerto Rico.

Top US commander pulling out of Puerto Rico

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan is pulling out of Puerto Rico, saying the situation is no longer a crisis. CNN's Leyla Santiago got exclusive access to travel with the general on his final tour of the island.
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Report: Slain Green Beret uncovered secret

Two Navy SEALs being investigated over the death of an Army Green Beret in Mali are accused of killing him after he discovered they had been stealing, according to a report in the Daily Beast.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens as Sam Clovis speaks at a press conference at the Grand River Center on August 25, 2015 in Dubuque, Iowa. Clovis recently quit his position as Iowa campaign chairman for Rick Perry.

Trump nominee withdraws name

The White House has confirmed that President Trump's Department of Agriculture nominee Sam Clovis has withdrawn his name from consideration. Clovis is imperiled over his connections to the ongoing Russia probe, sources tell CNN.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19:  White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks during a White House briefing October 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Chalian: John Kelly sounds 'Trumpian'

During an interview with Fox News, White House chief of staff John Kelly spoke highly of Confederate general Robert E. Lee and attributed the origin of the American Civil War to a "lack of an ability to compromise."
The House of Representatives chamber during President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress.

House passes budget, clears tax reform path

The House of Representatives narrowly passes a budget resolution that clears the path for Congress to fast-track tax reform legislation. The vote was 216-212, with 20 Republicans joining Democrats in opposing the measure.