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The Latest: Trump, Turkey's Erdogan to talk by phone

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

10 a.m.

Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump — their first since the American leader took office.

Officials from Erdogan's office said the conversation would take place around 2100 GMT, or 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Turkey's relations with the United States under the Obama administration were strained, with Ankara frequently expressing frustrations over what it perceives as U.S. reluctance to extradite U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of orchestrating the failed July 15 military coup.

Turkey has also been angered by U.S. support to Syrian Kurdish militia fighting the Islamic State group. Ankara considers the fighters "terrorists" because of their links to Kurdish rebels in Turkey.

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8:40 a.m.

President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary says a housekeeper he previously employed at his home was an undocumented worker.

Andrew Puzder said in a statement that he and his wife employed a housekeeper for a few years and they were unaware that "she was not legally permitted to work in the U.S."

He says that when they learned of her status, "we immediately ended her employment and offered her assistance in getting legal status."

Puzder, a fast food chain executive, adds that he and his wife have "fully paid back taxes to the IRS and the State of California."

The revelation could complicate Puzder's nomination.

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7:35 a.m.

President Donald Trump says it's no fair "the haters" tie him to Russian President Vladimir Putin when President Barack Obama was the one who struck a deal with Iran.

He tweeted Monday: "I don't know Putin, have no deals in Russia, and the haters are going crazy - yet Obama can make a deal with Iran, #1 in terror, no problem!"

Obama helped orchestrate a 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers, in which Tehran agreed to curb its uranium enrichment in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.

Trump has criticized that deal. He also once bragged about how well he knew Putin, but he has since walked back those comments, amid accusations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election.