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(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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Trump wants to leave Syria. Easier said than done

The administration has slowed the withdrawal for fear that it would allow Iran to expand its influence. An escalating war between Iran and Israel only heightens the stakes.

Trump plans State of the Union address next week, despite Pelosi request to delay

The White House is also considering a backup option for Trump to deliver the speech at another location.

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