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    U.S. President Donald Trump signs an Executive Order to address the issue of missing and murdered Native Americans during a ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 26, 2019.

    Trump Signs Executive Order to Enhance Probes of Missing, Murdered Native Americans

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that establishes a task force to enhance criminal investigations of missing or murdered Native Americans in the United States.

    "It is my honor to sign an executive order to address a tragedy facing Native American communities, the crisis of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, in particular women and children," Trump said.

    The White House said in a release that the executive order will develop a government-wide strategy to engage with tribal communities on the issue as well as develop protocols to apply to new and unsolved cases.

    The order will also establish a multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional team to review cold cases in addition to establishing greater clarity of roles, authorities and jurisdictions involved in these cases.

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