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Trump’s inner circle gets whiter

The West Wing is expected to lose one of its most prominent minority aides in the coming months, opening President Donald Trump’s inner circle up ...

NFL won't discipline kneelers as anthem protests make preseason return

Professional football is back and so are the take-a-knee protests, but the NFL isn’t planning on disciplining players who refuse to stand during the national ...

Ben Jealous, gubernatorial candidate, calls for Maryland to suspend Durkin, Evans

Ben Jealous, the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, has called on the University of Maryland to suspend athletic director Damon Evans and head football ...

Donald Trump condemns 'all types of racism' on one-year anniversary of Charlottesville

President Trump on Saturday condemned “all types of racism” on the eve of the one-year anniversary of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and counter-demonstrations ...

Lawmakers: Migrant teen tent city to stay open another month

TORNILLO, Texas (AP) – Texas lawmakers say they have been told atemporary tent shelter in far West Texas for immigrant minors will stay open another ...

Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – The leaders of Germany and Spain on Saturday promoted a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist ...

Manafort trial Day 9: Witness suggests Trump role helped Manafort nab loans

The bank- and tax-fraud trial of former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resumed Friday afternoon without any public explanation for an unusual delay in ...

Trump pivots to border wall, China and ‘Manafort this, Manafort that’

President Donald Trump has spent his week at his Bedminster retreat fine-tuning an aggressive fall agenda that could benefit his reelection chances in 2020 but ...

Hell hath no fury like Omarosa scorned

Nothing can change your mind about a person as quickly as getting dumped or fired. In season one, Omarosa Manigault Newman, “The Apprentice” villain-turned-senior White ...

Judge finds Roger Stone associate in contempt for refusing to appear before grand jury

A close associate of Roger Stone — the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump — has been held in contempt of court for refusing to ...

Activists rally against hate on Charlottesville anniversary

Police are blocking off streets and mobilizing hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alarming activists who ...

White House slams Omarosa as 'disgruntled' for fiery memoir

The White House on Friday lashed out at former Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her “disgruntled” and claiming that her new memoir — in ...

The Latest: Memo shows Kavanaugh opposed indicting president

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:55 p.m. New documents have been released from Supreme Court nominee ...

AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

ATLANTA (AP) – Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated ...

Democrat wins Los Angeles-area state Senate seat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The latest vote tallies from Los Angeles and Orange counties show Democrat Vanessa Delgado has won a special election to replace ...

Tax dollars off-limits for sex-harassment settlements

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Using tax dollars to settle sexual harassment claims is illegal under a law Gov. Bruce Rauner signed. Rauner acted Friday on ...

Trump blows up GOP's formula for winning House races

The vote breakdown in Ohio’s special election this week amplified a trend that’s been building in the suburbs during the Trump era — and illustrated ...

Manafort trial Day 8: A heated exchange, judge admits fault, Airbnb enters the spotlight

The federal judge overseeing the Paul Manafort trial took another shot at special counsel Robert Mueller’s team Thursday afternoon, even after conceding earlier in the ...

Kathleen Manafort takes front-row seat in husband's fraud trial

Kathleen Manafort has stood by her husband every day in court, listening in silence as her name pops up while prosecutors present allegations of bank ...

Republican reeling vs. Manchin in key Senate race

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Republicans can’t seem to figure out how to beat Joe Manchin. On paper, Manchin should be an easy mark in November: an ...

Serving on corporate board while in Congress? That could end

WASHINGTON (AP) – The indictment of Rep. Chris Collins on insider trading charges is drawing new attention to the freedom members of Congress have to ...

Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) – The 21-year-old agricultural economics student, nearly two months pregnant, had hoped to escape Nicaragua with her boyfriend, but a police officer ...

Judge approves $3.5 million settlement from IRS to tea party groups

A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle ...

Inside the Beltway: 'Unite the Right' rally, counterprotests make for a complicated Sunday

Locals in the nation’s capital are used to protests in their town; They have been a fixture in this city for many, many decades. Sometimes, ...

Donald Trump stars mysteriously appear on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Dozens of fake Donald Trump stars mysteriously appeared on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, just days after the West Hollywood City Council passed ...

Trump connects with Rand ‘at gut level’

He infuriates West Wing aides who have had to scramble to win his support for key votes, but Rand Paul has the ear, and the ...

Trump connects with Rand ‘at gut level’

He infuriates West Wing aides who have had to scramble to win his support for key votes, but Rand Paul has the ear, and the ...

Manafort Trial Day 7: Gates wraps testimony, tensions flare

As Rick Gates wrapped up his testimony against his former boss Paul Manafort on Wednesday, the defense got in an attention-grabbing parting shot at the ...

Cranky judge, flawed witness threaten Mueller’s Manafort case

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of prosecutors have spent several days building what many legal experts consider a slam-dunk case against President Donald Trump’s former ...

Compound suspects built in tiny off-the-grid community

TAOS, N.M. (AP) – They arrived at the start of winter to set up makeshift living quarters on the high-desert plains of northern New Mexico, ...

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