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The U.S. Positions Warships In Tense Asia-Pacific Waters

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In China, Trump Helped Basketball Stars But Not Human Rights

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte meets Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Oct. 24 at the 11th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers' Meeting at the former Clark Air Base outside Manila. Dondi Tawatao/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Mattis Trip To Philippines, Reminders Of Waning U.S. Influence In Region

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