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President Trump will swoop into Alabama on Friday to bolster the campaign of Sen. Luther Strange, a soft-spoken former state attorney general now in danger of losing the seat he was tapped to fill just months ago after Jeff Sessions joined the administration.

Trump first endorsed Strange in August in a tweet.

On Thursday, the president credited his backing with having helped boost Strange's popularity.

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President Trump met Thursday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss the ongoing North Korea crisis.

Afterward, Trump tweeted that it "was a great privilege" to sit down with Moon on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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President Trump on Thursday announced plans for new sanctions against North Korea as he struggles to find ways to confront that country's nuclear buildup.

After threatening earlier this week to completely destroy North Korea if it uses its nuclear weaponry against U.S. territory or allies, Trump told reporters he was issuing a new executive order adding more sanctions to those that the United States and allies already have imposed.

He said the measures would target North Korea's textiles, fishing industry and shipping. In fact, sanctions against those industries are already in place, so it was not clear what was different about the additional ones.

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President Trump thanked Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday, tweeting, "great show!"

It wasn't immediately clear exactly what the president was referencing, but his tweet came a short time after the show aired an interview with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

In the segment, Sanders defended Trump's forceful inaugural speech to a packed U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, including the president's choice to mock North Korea's ruler, Kim Jong Un, as a "Rocket Man" on "a suicide mission."

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President Trump tweeted a video message to mark the Jewish High Holy Days, which began at sundown Wednesday with Rosh Hashanah.

"We reaffirm the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel," Trump said in his remarks. "And we ask God to deliver justice, dignity and peace on Earth." 

The Holy Days end the night of Sept. 30 with the conclusion of Yom Kippur.

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President Trump lashed out at former opponent Hillary Clinton in a tweet on Wednesday.

Trump appeared to take offense at Clinton's appearance Tuesday night on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," where she criticized the speech Trump had given earlier in the day before the United Nations General Assembly.

In Trump's remarks, he mocked North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong Un, as “Rocket Man on a suicide mission” and threatened "to totally destroy" Kim's “depraved regime.”

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President Trump tweeted that he was looking forward to visiting Alabama on Friday in a bid to bolster the campaign of Sen. Luther Strange, who is in danger of losing the seat he was tapped to fill just months ago after Jeff Sessions joined the administration.

The GOP establishment has poured millions of dollars into Strange’s campaign, much from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s aligned Senate Leadership Fund.

But a rival group, run by allies of Stephen K. Bannon, the former Trump advisor, backs the Alabama's polarizing former chief justice Roy Moore, turning Tuesday’s GOP runoff into a trial run for several upcoming outsider-versus-establishment contests to be waged in a number of states ahead of the 2018 midterm election.

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President Trump said Wednesday that he's interested in boosting U.S. investment in Africa to help create jobs and opportunity on both sides of the Atlantic.

He also told African leaders at a luncheon in New York that he hopes their businesses will consider investing in the United States, too.

The president hosted the leaders of Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Guinea, Senegal, Namibia and Uganda for lunch during the annual United Nations General Assembly session.

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President Trump met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, telling reporters as the two headed into their talks that “I think we have a very, very good chance” for achieving peace.

“Complex subject, always been considered the toughest deal of all,” Trump said, adding, “I think we have a pretty good shot, maybe the best shot ever.”

Later Wednesday, Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly that “Israel is not interested” in achieving peace.

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President Trump is making a big push to revive the Republican healthcare overhaul days before a Senate deadline.

Senate Republicans have until Sept. 30 to pass their latest legislation, from Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, with 50 votes plus Vice President Mike Pence as the tie-breaker. On Oct. 1, the start of a new fiscal year, the threshold reverts to 60 votes — an impossible hurdle since there are 52 Republicans and the Democratic caucus is solidly opposed to GOP healthcare plans.

Trump voiced his support for the bill Wednesday in a series of tweets. He also lashed out at Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has said he will oppose the legislation.