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Mattis’ pledge on S. Korea missile system eases worry over Trump’s Asia commitment

In his first international trip, Secretary of Defense James Mattis recommitted the U.S. to installing a $800 million advanced missile defense system in response “to North Korea's threatening rhetoric and destabilizing behavior.” He reassured South Korea and Japan that the U.S. will continue its military presence in the region, calming fears that President Donald Trump could follow through on campaign threats to withdraw American troops if they don't pay a larger share of the defense cost.

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Perez calls Trump "worst president in history" after winning DNC chair

Tom Perez is the first Latino chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former labor secretary under the Obama administration. He took on Trump and challenged Democrats to unite across the country during his victory speech for DNC chair.
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Perez calls Trump 1:48

Perez calls Trump "worst president in history" after winning DNC chair

Trump and team descend on CPAC 2:09

Trump and team descend on CPAC

White House defends decision to bar certain outlets from press briefing 1:30

White House defends decision to bar certain outlets from press briefing

Trump at CPAC: 0:58

Trump at CPAC: "Take a look at what's happening to our world, folks"