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Get a wiring tester and verify the GFCI outlet is wired correctly. Swap out he 20A AFCI breaker for a standard 15A or 20A breaker and then see if the GFCI outlet works after that. Use a multimeter at the GFCI outlet to see if the voltage is in the expected range. Post photos of wiring at all locations so we can better help you.
Many switches that need a neutral have equivalent versions from other brands that do not need a neutral. You may be able to find a switch that has the functionality you want without doing additional wiring. While current code requires a neutral at switches, you are allowed to replace existing switches without rewiring if the neutral is not present. If that ...
The simple answer is that the breaker is tripping because two much current is flowing through it. Here's a list of some possible causes for over-current: Faulty wiring may be partly short-circuiting Faulty appliance is drawing too much current Too many devices on that circuit, in total drawing too much power I would start by proving to yourself that ...
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