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Pastor first to quit Trump's evangelical advisory board

A New York City megachurch pastor became the first religious leader to step down from President Trump's evangelical advisory board.

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Trump's messaging sparks concerns of 'emboldened' alt-right

With major cities across the country bracing for an unusual wave of far-right rallies in the coming days, local and federal law enforcement officials are concerned about the potential for more violence amid warnings that white supremacist groups were empowered by President Donald Trump's response to the deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

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Charlottesville Wounds Still Fresh, Boston Girds for Dueling Protests

Amid heightened tensions, a handful of cities were preparing for demonstrations this weekend over Confederate symbols and white nationalism.

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Pastor first to quit Trump advisory board

Pastor A.R. Bernard is the first religious leader to resign from President Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board.

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Amid Trump backlash, his U.N. envoy says stand up, isolate hate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told staff in an email - seen by Reuters on Friday - that everyone must stand up and condemn hate, as President Donald Trump faces a backlash for his response to violence at a protest by white nationalists.

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Bannon or no Bannon, Trump will be Trump

In any normal White House, in any normal week, the ouster of the President's political and ideological guru would signal a major course correction.

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Trump's ex-stategist tells Weekly Standard that right-wing, populist leadership he championed is at an end

After his ouster from the West Wing on Friday, ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared the Trump presidency that his brand of populist, right-wing conservatives helped make a reality is "over."

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For Murdoch Empire, Perhaps a Decisive Point in Relationship to Trump

An email Thursday night from James Murdoch was a repudiation of the president. It may signal a coming shift at Murdoch-controlled media outlets.

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Investor Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday after facing criticism that policy recommendations he offered could help his own investments.

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Golf: At home Simpson halfway co-leader at Greensboro

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Webb Simpson recovered from two consecutive bogeys to join fellow American Ryan Armour in the lead on 13-under par after the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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Trump Officials Renew Effort to Expand Use of Prison at Guantánamo

Under John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, who once oversaw the prison in Cuba, the Trump administration is debating a potential executive order on detainees.

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Within hours of being fired, Trump's former chief strategist gets his old job back at far-right news site

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Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan strategy

HAGERSTOWN, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides, but made no decision on whether he would commit more troops to America's longest war.

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Charlottesville fuels conspiracy theories

Conspiracy theories concerning counterprotestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, have begun to circulate in the wake of the weekend's violence. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Trump is the boy in the bubble

In the 1976 TV movie "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble," the main character, played by John Travolta, is a kid who lacks an immune system to protect him from infection. He suffers from the isolation of life inside a sealed environment. Based on a true story, the tragic elements of the tale were heightened by the fact that all he knew of the outside world came to him via television.

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Carl Icahn Quits as a Special Adviser to President Trump

The billionaire investor’s views on environmental regulations had raised criticism from Democratic lawmakers.

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Tapper: Don't blame Bannon for Trump's remarks

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down the recent firing of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, and says people blaming him for Trump's remarks are not looking at the facts.

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Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to President Trump

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Friday ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump after facing criticism that his recommendations on policy could help his own investments.

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UPDATE 1-Carl Icahn steps down as adviser to U.S. President Trump

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Friday ended his role as a special adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump after facing criticism that his recommendations on policy could help his own investments.

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Billionaire Carl Icahn steps down as Trump adviser

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Golf: Under-pressure Ogilvy fires up late to make Greensboro cut

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, his Tour card for next year on the line, responded by producing a strong finish to the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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Golf: Underdogs Europe seize early one-point lead in Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - Underdogs Europe won the last two Solheim Cup matches in the opening foursomes session to take a 2-1/2 to 1-1/2 lead over the United States on Friday in the biennial tournament at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.

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Trump's most controversial moves this month

CNN Anchor Brooke Baldwin on Thursday listed the controversial moves that President Donald Trump made this past month, which has been one of the most tumultuous in recent White House history.

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CNN anchor lists Trump's month of controversies

CNN's Brooke Baldwin takes a look at President Trump's chaotic past four weeks.

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Charlottesville mayor: It's time to remove these lightning rods

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer on Friday called for the removal of Confederate statues from downtown Charlottesville.

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Now charities are dumping Trump, too

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Breaking down Trump's chaotic month

CNN's Brooke Baldwin takes a look at President Trump's chaotic past four weeks.

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'#WAR': Breitbart set to take on Trump White House

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16 Members of White House Arts Committee Resign to Protest Trump

Artists, authors, performers and others stepped down from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities after Mr. Trump’s remarks about white nationalists.

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Tillerson condemns racism, calls for national reconciliation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a forceful condemnation of "bigotry in all its forms" on Friday and called for national reconciliation as he promised to work toward making the government more racially diverse.

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Trump's arts panel quits en masse

Hollywood and Broadway appear to be taking a page from Wall Street's playbook.

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Trump jitters could flatten Wall Street's Trump bump

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Seeking Reset, Trump Dines with Some of His Biggest Donors

The president spent Thursday evening with some of his wealthiest supporters, trying to regain momentum after criticism over his response to violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Analysis: Trump's worst weeks, ranked

Donald Trump has been President for 30 weeks -- or 210 days if you are counting.

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The high-profile exits since Trump took office

Two communications directors, the acting attorney general and the FBI director have been among high-profile exits from the Trump administration.

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President angry with chief strategist who was quoted contradicting Trump on N. Korea

President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon is out at the White House, two administration officials told CNN on Friday.

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Trump fires controversial chief strategist Bannon

WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views.

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Trump fires adviser Bannon

WASHINGTON/HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump fired chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday, the White House announced, ending the turbulent tenure of a rabble-rousing conservative media entrepreneur and political activist who was a darling of Trump's base.

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Trump to push out adviser Bannon: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has decided to push out his chief strategist Steve Bannon, but White House officials were still discussing when and how, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing two unnamed administration officials.

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Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon

Stephen K. Bannon had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.

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Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump's Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism on Friday and promised to make his department more racially diverse.

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Trump Aside, Artists and Preservationists Debate the Rush to Topple Statues

As cities and states remove Confederate monuments, leaders in the art world urge more dialogue and deliberation.

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Decision on whether Trump adviser Bannon keeps his job is imminent: Axios

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A decision from President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly is imminent on whether White House chief strategist Steve Bannon will keep his job, online news outlet Axios said on Friday.

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Trump, top aides seek to overcome divisions delaying Afghan strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump huddles with his national security team on Friday to try to agree on a strategy for Afghanistan which includes options ranging from a pullout or reduction of U.S. forces to a modest troop increase.

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In Charlottesville, Germans sense echoes of their struggle with history

BERLIN/WEIMAR, Germany (Reuters) - For the past decade, the pupils of the Manfred von Ardenne school in Berlin have been visiting a local cemetery to tend the graves of victims of the Nazis.

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US STOCKS-Wall St lower on growing concerns over Trump agenda

* Indexes down: Dow 0.27 pct, S&P 0.17 pct, Nasdaq flat (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

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Trump Must Apologize for Causing ‘Racists to Rejoice,’ Romney Says

In a Facebook post, Mitt Romney urges President Trump to repudiate racists and admit they were “100% to blame” for the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Trump raises Cyber Command status: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump elevated the Pentagon's U.S. Cyber Command on Friday in a move aimed at emphasizing the development of cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries.

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Amid Spain attacks, Trump says U.S. ready and borders secure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States was prepared for any possible "trouble" and its borders were secure, as authorities in Spain grappled with an attempted attack near Barcelona one day after another attack left more than a dozen dead.

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Romney to President Trump: Apologize

Mitt Romney called on President Donald Trump Friday to apologize for his comments about Charlottesville, Virginia, saying the President's remarks this week "caused racists to rejoice."

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Mother of Woman Killed in Charlottesville Says She Will Not Speak to Trump

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, said that after hearing what Mr. Trump had said about the protests on Tuesday, she did not wish to talk to him.

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Trump losing allies following turbulent week

President Donald Trump is losing friends in the Republican party after his controversial remarks following the Charlottesville attack and the terror attack in Barcelona that left more than a dozen killed. CNN's Athena Jones has more.

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Futures flat amid growing concerns over Trump agenda

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, a day after the S&P posted its biggest daily percentage loss in about three months, on mounting worries about President Donald Trump's ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda.

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US STOCKS-Futures flat amid growing concerns over Trump agenda

Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Friday, a day after the S&P posted its biggest daily percentage loss in about three months, on mounting worries about President Donald Trump's ability to legislate his pro-growth agenda.

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Analysis: Media guide for Trump aides

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon gave an unusually, um, frank interview to the editor of the liberal American Prospect magazine this week in which he boasted of "fighting" with other top Trump administration aides "every day" and acknowledged that there was no military solution to the North Korea morass -- among many, many other things.

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Pussy Riot member unleashes on Trump, Putin

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Gorsuch's speech at Trump hotel criticized

Liberal groups are raising questions about a speaking appearance Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch plans to make next month at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

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Trump, national security team head for Camp David

President Donald Trump decamps to the Maryland woods Friday to discuss US strategy in Afghanistan as his aides seek to mitigate the self-made crisis over race that's left the President isolated but defiant.

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The time Trump wasn't worried about 'history and culture' of sculptures

When Donald Trump was a young, brash businessman looking to put his stamp on the New York skyline, the "history and culture" imbued in a piece of artwork didn't stop him from quickly building his eponymous tower.

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Barcelona, Donald Trump, ‘The Defenders’: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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After 7 mostly unproductive months in office, Trump is again becoming what he has always been — an outsider

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Arnold Schwarzenegger writes a speech for Trump

In a video by ATTN:, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger calls out hate groups in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and has a message for President Trump.

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Europe Edition: Barcelona, Donald Trump, Malala: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Tina Fey's suggestion for coping with Charlottesville

Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers appeared on NBC's "Weekend Update Summer Edition" to discuss the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the removal of Confederate statues.

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Don Lemon calls out Trump over past criticism of Confederate flag

CNN's Don Lemon examines President Donald Trump's evolving stance on Confederate symbols.

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James Murdoch Pledges $1 Million to Anti-Defamation League as Trump Protest

Mr. Murdoch, the son of a frequent ally of President Trump’s, gave a candid statement, via email, against the white supremacist sentiment that swept through Virginia last weekend.

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Rupert Murdoch's son slams Trump

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The Case Some Executives Made for Sticking With Trump

As the president’s advisory councils were disbanding, a few corporate chieftains made a case in terms of business self-interest, patriotism and pragmatism.

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Trump 'sad' over removal of 'beautiful statues'

Some Republican senators are speaking out against President Trump, while the President has refocused his attention on Confederate monuments. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.

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Investors sell stocks, dollar on fears Trump agenda is foundering

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stock investors joined a global retreat from riskier assets on Friday and the dollar wavered on growing doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to fulfill his economic agenda.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Investors sell stocks, dollar on fears Trump agenda is foundering

* Markets jittery about Trump ability to fulfill growth agenda

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Bannon’s Dovish Side Emerges as He Contradicts Trump on North Korea

President Trump’s chief strategist has antagonized administration officials by espousing his rejection of a foreign policy that emphasizes American leadership abroad.

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Mags tackle Trump and hate

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Trump drops plan to create infrastructure council: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned plans to create an infrastructure advisory council, the White House said on Thursday, the day after two other advisory groups were dismantled over the furor caused by Trump's remarks on white supremacists.

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Filmmaker Michael Moore says Trump will 'get us all killed'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is trading screen time for the stage in a one-man show now on Broadway that is a call to action over the current state of U.S. politics.

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Analysis: What Trump understands about white identity politics

In an interview with the American Prospect, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offers an important insight into why Democrats lost the election and why they're struggling with identity politics.

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Barcelona, Charlottesville, Robert E. Lee: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Ellis: Trump showing us America's reality on race

Donald Trump's controversial remarks in the wake of the Charlottesville riots have inadvertently made two significant contributions to our national conversation about race.

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Durant won't go to White House to visit Trump

(The Sports Xchange) - If the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship.

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'Art of the Deal' ghostwriter: Trump will resign

The ghostwriter of "The Art of the Deal" thinks President Donald Trump will eventually call it quits.

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GOP senators strike back in Trump's public war of words

Sen. Bob Corker's questioning of the President's competence Thursday is the starkest signal yet that Republican senators are returning fire in the public and pointed battle Donald Trump has waged with members of his own party.

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Trump scraps Council on Infrastructure

President Donald Trump has ended plans for an Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a White House official told CNN Thursday.

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Sen. Scott: Trump's moral authority is compromised

Sen. Tim Scott added his voice Thursday to the chorus of Republican criticism over President Donald Trump's comments on the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying his moral authority was compromised by his statements.

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6 of 10 who approve of Trump say they'll never stop

Most people who are on the Trump train say they are definitely, absolutely never getting off -- no matter what.

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Has Trump really united the Democrats?

Defeated, yet defiant, Democratic activists and demonstrators flooded streets across the country and around the world in late January to protest Donald Trump, who just 24 hours earlier was sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States. In Washington, it was a startling sight to see: where Trump supporters had watched his inauguration one day before, now political opponents stood in their place.

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Governor urges Trump to drop Virginia from offshore drilling plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan, citing concerns about revenue sharing and environmental issues, in a letter that his office revealed on Thursday.

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Trump tweets a debunked legend

CNN's Jake Tapper breaks down President Trump's latest tweets in the wake of the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain.

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Trump abandons plan to create infrastructure council: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has abandoned plans to create an infrastructure advisory council, the White House said on Thursday, after he scrapped two other advisory groups led by corporate CEOs following his controversial remarks on white nationalists.

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Neil Gorsuch Speech at Trump Hotel Raises Ethical Questions

Soon after Justice Gorsuch’s speech, the Supreme Court will hear a case about President Trump’s travel ban, and the hotel is at issue in other cases.

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These voters stand by Trump's Charlottesvillle remarks

While much of the country lambasts President Donald Trump's reaction to Charlottesville, support for him in this part of Kentucky remains strong.

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How Do Trump’s Black Friends Feel? It’s Complicated

As questions of racism increasingly dog the president, his past, from dating a biracial model to efforts to hang out publicly with African-American celebrities, paints a complex picture.

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Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Trump tweets on General Pershing

President Donald Trump tweeted about studying US General John "Black Jack" Pershing's strategy for combating terror attacks in Islamic areas by dipping bullets in pig blood.

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Cleveland Clinic pulls fundraiser from Trump resort

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Republican senator questions Trump's competence

Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump's handling of the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, charging that the President "has not demonstrated he understands the character of this nation."

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Analysis: What if President Trump is just winging it?

When President Donald Trump says or does something controversial or just plain dumb, the initial analysis is almost always the same: He's doing this on purpose to distract from something else!

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How the Media Captured Charlottesville and Its Aftermath

A memorable photograph, a stunning video, a jaw-dropping news conference and more. The media’s coverage of recent events proved noteworthy itself.

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Republican senator says Trump yet to demonstrate needed stability

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bob Corker, unleashing one of the most pointed attacks from a Republican official on President Donald Trump, said on Thursday the president had not yet shown the "stability and competence" the United States needs, nor an understanding of the nation's character.

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US STOCKS-Wall St extends losses on Trump policy worries

* Indexes down: Dow 0.81 pct, S&P 1.03 pct, Nasdaq 1.39 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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UPDATE 1-Trump adviser Cohn to remain as talk swirls of White House departures

WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is remaining in his post, a White House official said on Thursday, after speculation earlier in the day of Cohn's possible departure rattled the U.S. stock market and the dollar.

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UPDATE 2-Trump defends monuments to the pro-slavery Confederacy

BRIDGEWATER, N.J/WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dug in defiantly on Thursday in his response to racial violence in Virginia, echoing the position of white nationalists by intensifying his opposition to the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War Confederacy.

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Trump mulling lifting status of Cyber Command: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is close to making a decision to elevate the status of the Pentagon's Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries, current and former officials told Reuters on Thursday.

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US STOCKS-Wall St falls on concerns over Trump's pro-growth policy

* Indexes down: Dow 0.37 pct, S&P 0.42 pct, Nasdaq 0.71 pct (Adds details, changes comments, updates prices)

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Top Trump economic adviser Cohn not leaving: White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn is remaining in his post, a White House official told Reuters on Thursday after earlier rumors of his departure rattled Wall Street and hit U.S. stocks and the dollar.

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Photos of Peaceful Charlottesville Vigil: ‘Our Home, Not Their Home’

Marchers — many of them college students — sang hymns, gospel songs and other anthems of belonging at a gathering that was largely organized by word of mouth.

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Trump digs in against critics of his Charlottesville violence response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump hit back on Thursday at critics of his response to racial violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville, and defiantly reiterated his opposition to the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil war Confederacy.

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US STOCKS-Wall St opens lower on inflation, Trump policy worries

* Indexes down: Dow 0.29 pct, S&P 0.21 pct, Nasdaq 0.29 pct (Updates to open)

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Trump ‘Sad’ Over Removal of ‘Our Beautiful Statues’

On Twitter, the president echoes a refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.

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Trump blasts Republican senators over Charlottesville criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a growing number of fellow Republicans who denounced his response to the Charlottesville, Virginia violence, further fueling the latest controversy to engulf his seven-month-old presidency.

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Trump goes after 'toxic' GOP senator

President Donald Trump turned hard on a fellow Republican Thursday, boosting the primary opponent of Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and calling the incumbent "toxic."

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The uneasy alliance of Trump and America's top CEOs

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Trump isolated as US military, business and political leaders condemn racism

US President Donald Trump found himself more isolated than at any point in his presidency on Thursday, cast aside by business allies, condemned by prominent Republicans and the subject of a rare, if coded rebuke from two living predecessors.

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Trump blasts Republican senator on 'moral equivalency' after Virginia attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Thursday fired back at a critic in his own party who had denounced the president's response to the Charlottesville, Virginia, attack, saying he had not drawn a "moral equivalency" between white hate groups and counter-protesters.

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Trump's war on regulation has big tradeoffs

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Apple's Cook says he disagrees with Trump, vows donations to rights groups

(Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook has joined a chorus of business leaders who have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump after he blamed white nationalists and anti-racism activists equally for violence in Virginia over the weekend.

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Charlottesville, Stephen Bannon, Joshua Wong: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Why historian thinks Charlottesville is pivotal moment in Trump's 'political collapse'

Amid the white supremacist-fueled violence over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, and President Donald Trump's assertion that "both sides" bear responsibility for it, there's an active debate about whether any president has ever behaved like this before in the face of a national crisis. Hoping to find some answers -- and some much-needed historical context -- I reached out to Tim Naftali, a history professor at New York University. Naftali is also the former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and is a CNN contributor. Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.

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Congressional Memo: Republicans in Congress May Be Stuck in a Relationship With Trump

Some Republican Congress members are creating distance from President Trump, but they are still depending on the White House.

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Why the Trump administration is cutting teen pregnancy prevention funding

Most teenagers feel uncomfortable talking about sex, but not 16-year-old Bryanna Ely.

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Kimmel roasted by Trump supporters

Jimmy Kimmel reads social media responses after he begged Trump supporters to stop supporting the President on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

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Trump is unpopular, polls show, but Congress is less popular. It's also unclear if he can command support.

America may soon face a question of leadership.

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Mayor says Trump still hasn't called

The Charlottesville, Virginia, Mayor Michael Signer told CNN's Anderson Cooper that President Trump has not called him since the violent white supremacist protests.

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Trump adviser Bannon says U.S. in economic war with China-media

(Reuters) - The United States is in an economic war with China, U.S President Donald Trump's chief political strategist has said, warning Washington is losing the fight but is about to hit China hard over unfair trade practices.

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Apple's Tim Cook: I disagree with Trump on Charlottesville

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, ‘Brexit,’ Angela Merkel: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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South Korea Says Trump Will Seek Its Consent for Any Strike on North

Assuring his people “there will be no war,” President Moon Jae-in said that the United States had promised to consult with South Korea before acting.

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Woman rear-ended by Charlottesville suspect: God put me there for a reason

The two women who were in the car hit by the Charlottesville attacker detail their experience moments after the crash and say God put them there for a reason.

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Security clearance under review for right-wing activist Trump retweeted

The security clearance of Jack Posobiec, a right-wing activist and Navy intelligence officer, is under review, a Navy official told CNN.

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Report: Trump lawyer sends email warning of 'terrorist' infiltration of Black Lives Matter

A personal lawyer to President Donald Trump forwarded an email comparing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to founding US President George Washington, and saying that the activist movement Black Lives Matter "has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups," The New York Times reported Wednesday evening.

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Trump's crisis spurs talk of White House departures

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out.

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Hear 'white advocate' and Trump make similar statements

CNN Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin spoke with a leader in the white nationalist movement and found striking similarities to the arguments the President himself presented.

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Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.

President Trump was abandoned by executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalists.

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Black Voices on Turmoil in Charlottesville: ‘The World We Live In’

African-Americans contemplate race in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Charlottesville Violence Spurs New Resistance to Confederate Symbols

State and local officials are grappling, again, with the fates of Confederate monuments, reviving the outrage that followed the church massacre in 2015 in Charleston, S.C.

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Walmart’s C.E.O. Had Plenty to Say About Trump. So Did His Customers.

Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, rebuked Mr. Trump over his response to the Charlottesville violence. Walmart shoppers were split over whether that was right.

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Trump's embattled chief strategist says he's fighting other top White House aides 'every day'

Embattled White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared in an interview published Wednesday that the US is at "economic war with China," promised aggressive trade actions against Beijing and said he is "fighting" other top White House aides "every day."

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Director Bigelow hopes Trump watches 'Detroit' and is humanized by it

LONDON (Reuters) - Movie director Kathryn Bigelow said on Wednesday she hoped U.S. President Donald Trump would watch her new film "Detroit," saying it might help to humanize him at a time when racial tension is roiling the nation.

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Congressman tweets Trump a reminder

Republican congressman Paul Mitchell tweeted at President Trump, "you can't be a fine person and be a white supremacist," after Trump said there were "fine people" amongst the protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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UPDATE 1-Trump's Virginia comments last straw for disenchanted CEOs

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Several U.S. chief executives had been considering resigning from Donald Trump's business advisory councils for months after the president said he would pull out of the Paris climate accord and ban transgender people from the military, sources told Reuters on Wednesday, long before Trump's comments on racial violence this week pushed them over the edge.

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What happened behind the scenes as Trump's business councils fell apart

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These Trump voters back him on Charlottesville

Supporters in Kentucky react to President Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

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Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis

The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence has drawn starkly different reactions between his core supporters and party leaders who fear political oblivion.

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Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric

The email, forwarded to journalists, cites “no difference” between Robert E. Lee and George Washington. It claims Black Lives Matter is infiltrated by terrorists.

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A Fox News Host Attacks Trump, and Some Viewers Bristle

Eboni K. Williams, a Fox host, strongly criticized the president’s remarks. She said the network expressed no concern.

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What Executives Rebuking Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Are Saying

A growing chorus of executives on the President Trump’s business advisory councils have distanced themselves from the president. Here’s what they had to say.

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Heather Heyer, Charlottesville Victim, Cannot Be Silenced, Mother Says

At a memorial service, Ms. Heyer was remembered for a quality described as her most frustrating, and most admired — a passion for fighting injustice.

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House Democrats push to censure Trump over 'both sides' comments on Charlottesville

Three House Democrats drafted a resolution to formally censure President Donald Trump for saying Tuesday that "both sides" shared responsibility for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, a young woman protesting hate groups, as well as injuring more than a dozen people.

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Charlottesville, China, Trump: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Far-right sites face lawsuits after naming wrong man as Charlottesville driver

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In a trying week for the President, Ivanka Trump has remained mostly silent

Sequestered on a two-day holiday with her husband Jared Kushner in Vermont, Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter -- one of his senior advisers and the closest member of his family who is Jewish -- has yet to comment on the events of her father's Tuesday afternoon press conference.

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Trump to make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday, but the announcement did little to quell long-term concerns about the insurance market.

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UPDATE 1-Trump to make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday, but the announcement did little to quell long-term concerns about the insurance market.

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UPDATE 4-Trump jettisons business councils after CEOs quit in protest

* Wall Street speculates about future of Cohn, Mnuchin (Adds Dow CEO, Tillerson, latest market reaction, speculation on future of Cohn and Mnuchin)

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Fact check on Trump's statement

CNN's Jake Tapper looks at President Trump's stated reason for his 48-hour delay in condemning white supremacists. Read more at FactCheck.org

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Former CIA director slams Trump's 'dangerous' comments

Former CIA director John Brennan slammed President Donald Trump's "dangerous" and "ugly" comments on the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend -- writing a personal letter to CNN's Wolf Blitzer after "The Situation Room" anchor spoke publicly about the fact that he lost all four grandparents to the evils of Nazism.

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Tapper: Trump remarks unpatriotic

CNN's Jake Tapper looks into the response from Republicans and other officials on President Trump's comments blaming "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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News Analysis: Trump Refuses to Set a Moral Standard, Abandoning a Traditional Duty

The president’s predecessors, going back to George Washington, have all tried, with varying degrees of success, to summon Americans to a higher moral purpose.

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By leaving Trump's panel, CEO's made things worse

It's hard to imagine that mob violence over a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, has any bearing on business groups organized by the White House, but the President's two CEO panels ended up toppled in the chaos of the past week anyway. There is a lesson here, but it may be different from what you think.

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Video shows what happened in Charlottesville

Looking at video captured in Charlottesville, Virginia, we can better understand the events that unfolded over the weekend.

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Trump's Virginia remarks frustrate Republicans' tax push

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. congressional Republican leaders were set to promote their tax reform goals at a special gathering in California on Wednesday, but their plans were overshadowed by growing furor over President Donald Trump's controversial statements on Virginia protests that turned deadly.

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Lawmakers, aides weigh benefits, costs of remaining loyal to Trump

Republican lawmakers and administration aides found themselves again Wednesday weighing the costs and benefits of remaining loyal to President Donald Trump, whose equivocal statements about neo-Nazis and white supremacists marked a dramatic shift in presidential rhetoric.

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How much longer can decent people serve in Trump's cabinet?

President Donald Trump was not standing alone on the podium when he informed the world that some participants in the Charlottesville neo-Nazi march were "very fine people."

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Pence won't say whether he agrees with Trump on 'both sides'

Vice President Mike Pence avoided directly answering a reporter's question about whether he thought, like President Donald Trump, that there were "good people on both sides" who participated in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests over the weekend that resulted in the death of one woman.

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Trump Dumps Another Tradition: Moral Authority

When President Trump refused to unequivocally denounce white supremacists on Tuesday, he stepped away from what U.S. presidents have seen as crucial to their job: setting a moral course for the nation.

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My grandparents would be shocked by Trump

My grandparents, Myron Kuznicki and Raisse Volovitz, arrived in America in the 1920s. At the time, they were escaping anti-Semitism in Russia and Ukraine.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Charlottesville, Guam, Alibaba: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Cupp: Wow, does Trump have an awful opinion of his own voters

Criticized by conservatives and liberals, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and virtually everyone in between, President Donald Trump is finding few defenders of his own renewed defense of white nationalist protesters who turned violent on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Trump will make August cost-sharing payments to health insurers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will make cost-sharing payments to insurance companies under Obamacare for the month of August, a White House spokesman said on Wednesday.

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Hard Truths or Easy Targets? Confronting the Summer of Trump Onstage

Theater has quickly taken on the Trump presidency. Whether what’s onstage can change minds or spark action is open to debate.

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Trump's stance on Virginia violence shocks America's allies

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - America's closest allies condemned U.S. President Donald Trump in unusually strong and personal terms on Wednesday after he put part of the blame for violent clashes in the state of Virginia on those marching against gun-brandishing neo-Nazis.

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Video shows John Kelly's reaction to Trump's speech

On Tuesday, President Trump's aides planned an infrastructure-focused event that didn't go according to plan. NBC captured video of Chief of Staff John Kelly looking stern as his boss went off script.

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Charlottesville victim's mom has a message to white nationalists

Heather Heyer once posted on Facebook an anonymous quote that resonated after her violent death:

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Surveys contradict Trump claim that Comey had lost FBI confidence

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Annual employee surveys released by the FBI on Wednesday show former Director James Comey was highly regarded, contradicting President Donald Trump's claim when he fired Comey this year that he had lost the confidence of the agency's workers.

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Republicans are talking -- but what are they doing about Trump?

It's easy -- or should be -- to denounce neo-Nazis and white supremacists. But holding to account a president who so relentlessly channels the grievances of violent racists has been, for many top Republicans, a bridge too far.

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Jewish Trump Officials Silent on President’s Defense of Anti-Semitic Protesters

Gary D. Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner have not commented publicly, though Mr. Cohn was described by those close to him as disgusted with the remarks.

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Trump says ending two CEO advisory panels: tweet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump dismantled two CEO advisory panels on Wednesday as a growing number of chief executives announced their resignations following his response to a weekend of violence in Virginia that stoked racial tensions nationwide.

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Graham warns Trump: 'Your words are dividing Americans'

Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Wednesday that President Donald Trump's rhetoric is "dividing Americans" following comments the President made casting some blame on what he called "alt-left" counterprotesters who rallied in Charlottesville over the weekend.

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3M CEO Inge Thulin resigns from Trump's manufacturing council

(Reuters) - 3M Co said on Wednesday Chief Executive Inge Thulin had resigned from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Advisory Council.

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On late-night TV, Trump's no laughing matter anymore

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Analysis: Trump sees 'both sides' of white supremacy

In saying that there was "blame on both sides" and abandoning his previous denouncements of the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups, President Donald Trump attempted to apply nuance to bigotry and hate.

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Trump’s Council of C.E.O.s in Disarray Following Remarks on Protest

The president’s Strategic and Policy Forum, led by Stephen A. Schwarzman, appeared on the verge of disbanding.

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Backlash against Trump intensifies after his comments on Virginia violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several leading members of Donald Trump's Republican Party and key ally Britain sharply rebuked the U.S. president on Wednesday after he insisted that white nationalists and protesters opposed to them were both to blame for deadly violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville.

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Golf: Matthew to replace injured Pettersen for Europe at Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - Scotland's Catriona Matthew will replace injured Suzann Pettersen in Europe's Solheim Cup team at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, captain Annika Sorenstam said on Wednesday.

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F.B.I. Agents Supported Comey, Surveys Show, Weakening Trump’s Claim of Turmoil

The president had said he fired the F.B.I. director in part because agents had lost confidence in him, but agents gave him high marks for leadership.

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Ex-Trump Campaign Aides Start Voter Registration Effort

With an eye to the next elections, the former aides want to find and register “disaffected” rural and working-class Americans to vote.

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If you missed Jimmy Kimmel's monologue on Trump, you shouldn't

Hours after President Trump's remarkable press conference Tuesday afternoon, Jimmy Kimmel took the stage in Los Angeles for the opening monologue of his nightly show.

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Here are the Republicans denouncing Trump by name

Republicans are mixed in their response after President Donald Trump's unpredictable Tuesday news conference, during which he defended white supremacists and blamed "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Republican senator Graham says Trump's race remarks dividing U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham on Wednesday called out fellow Republican President Donald Trump, saying his remarks in the wake of last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, were dividing the nation and at odds with many Republicans' views.

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Right and Left React to Trump’s Latest Charlottesville Comments Blaming ‘Both Sides’

Read about how the other side thinks about the President’s news conference, Confederate monuments, and responding to the violence of hate groups.

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Trump to discuss Afghan strategy with security team on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will meet with their national security team on Friday at Camp David to discuss U.S. strategy in South Asia, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

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Michael Moore buses audience to Trump Tower protest

Filmmaker Michael Moore invited the audience at his one-man Broadway show to join him at a Trump Tower protest.

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Trump's failure of leadership on Charlottesville violence is another sign of a presidency in peril

Donald Trump's insistence Tuesday that "both sides" were responsible for the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has turned what was a fumbling presidency into what now appears to be one on the verge of total collapse.

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Source: McConnell upset at Trump over latest Charlottesville remarks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been publicly silent so far over President Donald Trump's latest remarks on Charlottesville, is privately upset with the President's handling of the episode, according to a source close to the Kentucky Republican.

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After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes

With their legal options limited by the First Amendment, colleges are expecting a rush of controversial speakers and are making plans to control violence.

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Top military brass condemn Charlottesville violence

In a rare move, top commanders in the US military are speaking out in the wake of the deadly violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

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Obama’s Charlottesville Response, Boosted by Nostalgia, Becomes Most-Liked Tweet Ever

The tweet paired a quote from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography with a picture of Mr. Obama smiling up at a diverse group of children.

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Opinion: Trump, come to Europe and see what the Nazis did

President Donald Trump's combative defense of far-right protesters packs a nausea-inducing punch when you listen to it in Europe -- in territories that were occupied and ruled by a fascist regime. Territories that were liberated only when free people -- including Americans -- fought the Nazis forcefully and violently.

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Snubbed Federal Reserve nominee a warning as Trump struggles to fill key posts

NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Allan Landon prepared for his job at the Federal Reserve for two-and-a-half years during the Obama administration before his nomination sank into the partisan quicksand of Washington D.C., a swamp which has only deepened under President Donald Trump, leaving more vacancies than ever at the top of the U.S. federal government.

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Hope Hicks Will Be Trump’s Interim Communications Director

The longtime aide will temporarily fill the spot left by Anthony Scaramucci and help the president find a replacement, an administration official said.

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The father of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer urges people to stop the hate and forgive each other