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Reporter says Donald Trump used alter ego 'John Barron' to get onto Forbes 400 list

The reporter tasked with interviewing people for the Forbes 400 recently rediscovered the tapes of him talking to John Barron, Donald Trump's spokesman in the 1980s. And he's surprised he didn't catch on to the fact that Barron was actually Trump himself.

Army lags slightly on recruiting goal as search for quality trumps quantity

The Army is about 1,000 recruits shy of its goal halfway through its fiscal year. But officials insist they will hit their targets for new soldiers without resorting to accepting those with among the lowest military aptitude tests. “Quality trumps quantity,” Army Secretary Mark Esper said.