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American Jews hear the footsteps of white nationalists and worry
American Jews hear the footsteps of white nationalists and worry

Chanting "White lives matter! You will not replace us! and Jews will not replace us!," several hundred white nationalists and white supremacists carrying torches marched in a parade through the University of Virginia campus. WASHINGTON - The day after the election in 2016, Nancy Goldstein, a 55-year-old Brooklyn writer and academic who has never been to Israel, opened up her computer and began the process of applying for Israeli citizenship. In Washington, D.C., 49-year-old entrepreneur David Bennahum began the complex process of moving his family and startup business to Montreal, finally establishing all four of them and the company there in July.

US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff
US and S. Korean troops start drills amid N. Korea standoff

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - U.S. and South Korean troops kicked off their annual drills Monday that come after President Donald Trump and North Korea exchanged warlike rhetoric in the wake of the North's two intercontinental ballistic missile tests last month.

Trump to lay out U.S. strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night
Trump to lay out U.S. strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night

By Steve Holland and John Walcott BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lay out his long-awaited U.S. strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a prime-time television address to the American people on Monday night, the White House said on Sunday, with a modest increase in

US military leaders await Trump decision on Afghan mission
US military leaders await Trump decision on Afghan mission

CAMP MOREHEAD, Afghanistan (AP) - Signaling that the U.S. military expects its mission to continue, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hailed the launch of the Afghan Army's new special operations corps, declaring that "we are with you and we will stay with you."

Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new
Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new 'Obamacare' crisis

Since the administration has yet to pass a new health bill, former secretaries from both sides are advising the president to make stability of "Obamacare" his top priority.

Pence on message, despite Trump
Pence on message, despite Trump's troubles at home

The day after President Donald Trump sparred with reporters on live television over assigning blame for violence at a white supremacist rally, White House aides were stunned, advisers were whispering their ...

Pentagon
Pentagon's Mattis again seeks to reassure U.S. allies

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is committed to them despite mixed messages from President Donald Trump. Mattis will visit Jordan

How the Charleston massacre changed the Confederate flag market
How the Charleston massacre changed the Confederate flag market

White supremacists carry a shield and Confederate flag as they arrive at a rally in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12, 2017. Belinda Kennedy's Alabama Flag and Banner, founded in 1985, had always sold Confederate battle flags. Custom flags, especially oversize U.S. flags, table covers and banners were more important to the small company's bottom line.

Analysis: Why won
Analysis: Why won't Donald Trump condemn white nationalism?

The president's delayed, blame-both-sides response to the violence in Charlottesville makes the question unavoidable.

Alabama
Alabama's US Senate race all about Trump love, swamp hate

PIKE ROAD, Ala. (AP) - On a humid afternoon, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, on his campaign bus named the Drain the Swamp Express, pulled into a central Alabama farmer's market and said he is the true conservative to help enact the agenda of President Donald Trump.

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials - NYT
Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials - NYT

The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Robert Mueller, the special counsel

Virginia city rocked by white nationalist protests; 1 arrest
Virginia city rocked by white nationalist protests; 1 arrest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Hundreds of people chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other Saturday after violence erupted at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. At least one person was arrested.

Poll: Most say time to end effort to repeal Obama health law
Poll: Most say time to end effort to repeal Obama health law

Message to President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans: It's time to make the Obama health care law more effective. Stop trying to scuttle it. That's the resounding word from a national poll released ...

Venezuela
Venezuela's Maduro: 'Mr. Donald Trump, here is my hand'

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said he wants a meeting with President Donald Trump, the same man he ridicules as a crass imperial magnate, as the U.S. weighs slapping crippling economic sanctions on his socialist administration.

Democrats try to co-opt populist rage. Hilarity ensues.
Democrats try to co-opt populist rage. Hilarity ensues.

The problem with the Democrats' new agenda isn't its language or gauziness. It's the underlying philosophy, which misreads the Trump campaign's core appeal.

FBI agents searched former Trump campaign chair
FBI agents searched former Trump campaign chair's home

FBI agents have searched one of the homes of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Manafort's spokesman said Wednesday. Spokesman Jason Maloni said in a statement that FBI agents ...

Trump offers NKorea tough talk, despite miscalculation risk
Trump offers NKorea tough talk, despite miscalculation risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - Warning of "fire and fury," President Donald Trump answered North Korea's threats with rhetoric the nuclear-armed nation might appreciate. The risk now is the tough talk leading to war.

Trump has escaped Washington, but don
Trump has escaped Washington, but don't call it a vacation

President Donald Trump would like to interrupt his vacation to deliver the following message: Don't call this a vacation. The president has decamped from Washington to his private golf club in central ...

China urges N. Korea to stop missile tests, resume talks
China urges N. Korea to stop missile tests, resume talks

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday urged his North Korean counterpart to abide by U.N. resolutions and stop provoking "the international community's goodwill" with missile launches and nuclear tests.

McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers
McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) - A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'd consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert a costly rattling of health insurance markets.

UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea
UN imposes tough new sanctions on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday including a ban on coal and other exports totaling more than $1 billion - a huge bite in its total exports, valued at $3 billion last year.

Trump counters criticism of his national security adviser
Trump counters criticism of his national security adviser

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump has issued a defense of his national security adviser H.R. McMaster against criticism he's not supportive enough of Israel and is stifling conservative viewpoints.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his real, and unreal, phone calls
AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his real, and unreal, phone calls

WASHINGTON (AP) - In President Donald Trump's universe, the past week was distinguished by two phone calls that happened and two that didn't.

Interior Department watchdog to investigate threat to Alaska senator on healthcare
Interior Department watchdog to investigate threat to Alaska senator on healthcare

The Interior Department's inspector general said it would investigate a reported threat by the agency's head, Ryan Zinke, against Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski's state of Alaska last week over her opposition to her party's efforts to repeal Obamacare. Zinke called Murkowski and Alaska

At Trump rally, West Virginia governor switches parties
At Trump rally, West Virginia governor switches parties

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, standing next to President Donald Trump at a rally on Thursday night, announced that he was changing political parties, ditching the Democrats and joining Trump's Republicans. "I can't help you anymore being a Democrat governor," Justice told the

Flouting his own advice, Trump will take extended vacation
Flouting his own advice, Trump will take extended vacation

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump once questioned the wisdom of taking vacations. "What's the point?" he asked.

Does Kelly signal a new path for Trump?
Does Kelly signal a new path for Trump?

John Kelly is the right pick to be President Trump's first real chief of staff. But he can't provide the vision, or the agenda, for the president.

Senate Republicans slowly turning their backs on Trump
Senate Republicans slowly turning their backs on Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - There wasn't a dramatic public break or an exact moment it happened. But step by step, Senate Republicans are turning their backs on President Donald Trump.

Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump
Senate confirms Christopher Wray, Trump's choice for FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Christopher Wray to lead the FBI, replacing James Comey, who was abruptly fired by President Donald Trump amid the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.

Trump Linked To Fox News
Trump Linked To Fox News' Bogus Seth Rich Story, Lawsuit Alleges

The White House was briefed in advance about a baseless Fox News report claiming murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich provided documents to WikiLeaks, according to a new lawsuit that also alleges President Donald Trump encouraged the article's publication.

Senate GOP sees no path on health care, despite Trump prods
Senate GOP sees no path on health care, despite Trump prods

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Republicans think it's time to leave their derailed drive to scrap the Obama health care law behind them. And they're tired of the White House prodding them to keep voting until they succeed.

White House says Trump has no plans to shift cabinet members
White House says Trump has no plans to shift cabinet members

The White House says President Trump now has "100 percent" confidence in his cabinet and has no plans to shift members to other posts.

Trump on North Korea:
Trump on North Korea: 'It will be handled. We handle everything'

President Donald Trump on Monday pledged to "handle" North Korea's belligerence - without saying exactly how he would do so.

Trump
Trump's new chief of staff takes over a White House in chaos

President Trump's new chief of staff is entering a White House that has been battered by one crisis after another.

Aide says Trump wants more West Wing discipline, structure
Aide says Trump wants more West Wing discipline, structure

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump wanted more discipline and structure in the West Wing, and expects to get that from the retired general taking over as the new chief of staff, a top White House official said Sunday.

For Sessions, being attorney general is chance to make mark
For Sessions, being attorney general is chance to make mark

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) - America's top law enforcement officer wandered through a Salvadoran jail, sizing up the tattooed gang members who sat with their backs to him on the concrete floors of their cells. His soft voice was barely audible over the downpour pelting the tin roof as he spoke

In North Korea, a generation gap grows behind the propaganda
In North Korea, a generation gap grows behind the propaganda

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - She dances beneath portraits of two smiling dictators, a modern young woman in a central Pyongyang plaza who twirls to music calling on North Koreans to die for their leader.

New chief of staff takes over at White House come Monday
New chief of staff takes over at White House come Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) - Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is a battle-hardened commander who would bring a background of military discipline and order to President Donald Trump's roiling White House as the new chief of staff.

Trump threatens insurer payments - and health care enjoyed by Congress
Trump threatens insurer payments - and health care enjoyed by Congress

The president highlights a tool at his disposal for acting unilaterally on health policy that could lead to the feared "death spiral."

Police Chiefs Defend
Police Chiefs Defend 'Respect' After Trump Appears To Endorse Brutality

Law enforcement officials from around the world released a statement in apparent response to President Donald Trump's speech Friday to cops in New York in which he appeared to encourage police brutality.

Trump to Sessions:
Trump to Sessions: 'You're kind of fired! (Maybe.)'

The lesson of President Trump's breach with AG Jeff Sessions: The guy who held himself out on TV as the world's toughest CEO is surprisingly ineffectual.

House Passes New Russia Sanctions That Would Curb Trump
House Passes New Russia Sanctions That Would Curb Trump's Power

The U.S. House voted to strengthen sanctions against Russia and rebuked President Donald Trump, whose campaign is being investigated for possible ties to Moscow, by preventing him from unilaterally lifting ...

Senate votes to open debate on healthcare repeal
Senate votes to open debate on healthcare repeal

By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans narrowly agreed on Tuesday to open debate on a bill to repeal Obamacare, but the party's seven-year effort to roll back Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law still faces significant hurdles. The Senate deadlocked 50-50 on whether to move forward with the healthcare debate, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote and send the bill to the Senate floor.

Jared Kushner says he has
Jared Kushner says he has 'nothing to hide' on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is denying that President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia, saying in a statement ahead of congressional interviews that he has "nothing to hide."

Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown
Ahead of key vote, details of GOP health bill still unknown

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama's health care law or simply repeal it, the third-highest ranking Republican senator said Sunday.

5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not
5 reasons why health care bill would fail, 3 why it may not

WASHINGTON (AP) - There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans' crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama's health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation.

Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit
Divided UK, inconclusive election could put brakes on Brexit

Britons, who a year ago voted to leave the European Union, thought the path to their EU exit would be clear by now. It hasn't worked out that way.

Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires
Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's performance in the White House will make it harder for Republicans - and billionaires - in the coming elections, two of his most prominent critics said Saturday.

NSA chief on Russia-U.S. cyber unit: Now is
NSA chief on Russia-U.S. cyber unit: Now is 'not the best time'

National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers on Saturday rebuffed the prospect for a U.S.-Russia cyber unit, a proposal which has been greeted with incredulity by several senior U.S. lawmakers and which President Donald Trump himself appeared to back down from after initially indicating interest. U.S

Trump helps commission $12.9 billion aircraft carrier
Trump helps commission $12.9 billion aircraft carrier

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump helped commission the USS Gerald R. Ford on Saturday and declared that the most advanced aircraft carrier to join the Navy will cause America's enemies to "shake with fear" whenever they see its form cutting across the horizon.

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