As U.S. nears a deal with the Taliban, another major threat looms: ISIS

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Trump says he is open to payroll tax cut but downplays recession signs

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Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister declines to sell him Greenland

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Parkland students unveil sweeping gun-control proposal and hope for a youth voting surge in 2020

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