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Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary. They want to seize the moral high ground, but without getting sucked into a politically risky culture war. Democrats...Show More Summary

Trump to address American Legion convention in Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump is adding another stop on his trip out West next week, with plans to address the American Legion convention in Nevada. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the president will visit Reno on Wednesday for the annual gathering of the veterans group. Show More Summary

AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Show More Summary

Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post.

Estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons hard to nail down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to developShow More Summary

Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at membersShow More Summary

Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is closer to a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan. Ahead of a meeting with President Donald Trump at Camp David, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis isn't giving any hints of what the strategy would look like. Show More Summary

Skeptics dismiss Bannon's call for economic war with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House adviser Steve Bannon isn't alone in pondering America's possibly generation-defining question about China's emerging superpower status — but his call for an "economic war" puts him far outside the mainstream. In...Show More Summary

Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades. They came from colleges across the country for...Show More Summary

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo's school board Thursday for improperly...Show More Summary

Pelosi calls for removal of Confederate statues from Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling for the removal of Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol as the contentious debate over the appropriateness of such memorials moves to the halls of Congress. Pelosi says she is calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to join Democrats in supporting legislation to remove the Confederate statues. Show More Summary

Student petition calls for revoking Trump's honorary degree

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Students and graduates of Lehigh University are urging the school to revoke the honorary degree of President Donald Trump after his comments that both sides are to blame for the deadly white nationalist rally in...Show More Summary

Trump wades back into racially charged monument debate on Twitter, bemoans 'history and culture being ripped apart'

NEW YORK (AP) — Trump wades back into racially charged monument debate on Twitter, bemoans 'history and culture being ripped apart'

The Latest: Dunford endorses military leaders' tweets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 7:45 a.m. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford has strongly endorsed the statements by the leaders of the four major U.S. military services, whoShow More Summary

President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

SUN CITY, Arizona (AP) — President Donald Trump's most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists. Some Republican members...Show More Summary

Trump increasingly isolated as business panels dismantled

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils_an apparent attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged...Show More Summary

US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'

BEIJING (AP) — A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing. The chairman of the U.S. Show More Summary

Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks

NEW YORK (AP) — One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few mentioned the president. The Senate's top Republican, Majority Leader...Show More Summary

Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had pushed many of America's top corporate leaders to the breaking point with his inability to decisively condemn white supremacists — so they huddled on an 11:30 a.m. conference call Wednesday. The...Show More Summary

Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression...Show More Summary

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