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Trump outlines bold vision for America but risks running aground on deep differences

NEW YORK - US President Donald Trump laid out a bold vision for a vibrant, more prosperous and powerful America in his second State of the Union speech in which he urged a rejection of the "politics of revenge and retribution" to "unlock the extraordinary promise of America's future."

There was plenty in his closely-watched speech that both parties could find common ground on, for instance reducing prices of drugs, reforming health care, and investing in infrastructure. But he came out strongly on two deeply divisive issues - against abortion and for a wall on the southern border with Mexico.


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