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President Donald Trump is at CIA headquarters for the swearing-in of the agency's next director. Trump traveled to agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia Monday. Gina Haspel won Senate confirmation last week after overcoming concerns about her role in the agency's use of harsh interrogation techniques after 9/11.

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With more than 220 steel and aluminum facilities in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, the Ohio Valley has a lot riding on the Trump administration’s taxes on imported metals. One of the nation’s largest remaining aluminum producers is betting big that the president will follow through with tariffs. 

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Politically, the Ohio Valley is known as Trump Country. But even in this politically conservative area most members of the U.S. Senate say the special counsel investigating President Trump should be allowed to complete his work. Opinions differ on a bipartisan bill to protect the special counsel from being fired.

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Ohio-based utility FirstEnergy Solutions made waves last month when it asked the Department of Energy to grant it an emergency order to help keep coal and nuclear plants operating across the Ohio Valley.

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Illinois Senate Democrats urged Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday to reject any request from President Donald Trump to send National Guard troops to secure the U.S.-Mexican border.

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President Donald Trump visited West Virginia Thursday for a roundtable discussion on the recent tax bill.

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Gov. Matt Bevin was non-committal when asked what he thinks of President Donald Trump’s proposal to institute tariffs on foreign-made steel and aluminum.

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Vice President Mike Pence has brought his boss's tough-on-trade theme to Kentucky bourbon country.

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President Trump met with steel and aluminum industry leaders Thursday to talk about implementing tariffs on metal imports. The Ohio Valley is home to one of the last US aluminum smelters and many industries depend on steel and aluminum. The president indicated steep tariffs will come sometime next week.

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Some Tennessee Senate leaders say they support President Donald Trump's push to ban bump stocks and bar those under 21 from buying semi-automatic rifles, and they want similar proposals discussed at the state level. But support from House Republican leadership was more tepid.

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