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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during the 2018 POW/MIA National Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington.
AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File
December 23, 2018 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Irritated with the criticism and fallout from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' resignation, President Donald Trump on Sunday pushed the Pentagon chief out the door two months earlier than planned, an acrimonious end to a tense relationship that had been eroding in recent months. In a...
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Fancy a round of golf under the cherry blossoms? One of the two courses at Niseko Village was designed by Arnold Palmer and has rows of sakura trees along fairways and at the clubhouse entrance.
Chris Dwyer/CNN
October 18, 2018 - 10:29 pm
By Euan McKirdy, CNN (CNN) -- Spring has already sprung -- at least for certain confused cherry trees in Japan. The famed "sakura," or cherry blossoms, have been regarded as a herald of spring for thousands of years -- and the industry that springs up around "hanami" -- cherry blossom viewing --...
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