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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The rift between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to have lasting consequences on the GOP legislative agenda and Republicans' re-election prospects. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 23, 2017 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. The strangest bedfellows in Washington are locked in an increasingly public and...
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August 23, 2017 - 6:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas' voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a "poll tax" on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected a weakened version...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, white nationalist demonstrators use shields as they guard the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. The American Civil Liberties Union is reeling from criticism for its role in defending the right of white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesvile. After that rally left a counter protester dead, some critics said the ACLU had blood on its hands. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 23, 2017 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn't worth defending. Cracks in the ACLU's...
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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands in the door of Air Force One and watches President Donald Trump, as he arrives in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first month on the job, White House chief of staff John Kelly has made significant progress toward imposing discipline on a chaotic operation, even as it's clear he still struggles to have the same effect on the president himself. The White House is a less contentious place...
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FILE - In this March 26, 1979 file photo, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, left, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, center, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin clasp hands on the North Lawn of the White House as they completed signing of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Washington’s surprise decision on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record. It was also the latest twist in a decades-old relationship marked by dependence and disappointment on both sides. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty, File)
August 23, 2017 - 5:49 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Washington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record. It was also the latest twist in a decades-old relationship marked by dependence and...
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August 23, 2017 - 5:43 pm
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A one-armed Maine man accused of startling neighbors by going for a stroll wearing a clown mask and brandishing a machete says it was supposed to be a prank. Thirty-one-year-old Hollis resident Corey Berry pleaded not guilty Wednesday to criminal threatening and weapons...
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Fairfield, Conn., pitcher Ethan Righter delivers in the first inning of an elimination baseball game against Jackson, N.J., in United States pool play at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Connecticut won 12-2. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
August 23, 2017 - 5:42 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — As teams got ready for the Little League World Series, managers marveled at the power of the young hitters. Then the tournament began and the pitchers showed what they can do. Connecticut's Ethan Righter shut down a New Jersey team on opening day that averaged 10.8...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, Miles Michaud, lead singer of the California band Allah-Las, performs during the second and last day of the Corona Capital Music Festival in Mexico City. A rock venue in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam says it has cancelled a concert by American rock group Allah-Las because of a “terror threat.” Concert organizer Rotown says on Twitter that the concert on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 at the Maassilo venue was cancelled on orders of the police because of the threat. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, file)
August 23, 2017 - 5:30 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam detained the driver of a van with Spanish license plates and a number of gas tanks inside after a concert by an American rock band was cancelled Wednesday night following a threat, the city's mayor said. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 5:30 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert southwest. Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called for national unity and love. The about-face seemed to reflect the...
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File-This may 10, 2017, file photo shows Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) driving to the basket during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game in Boston. Following the biggest slight of his NBA career, Thomas will have to prove his worth again. All eyes will be watching how he rebounds after Tuesday’s blockbuster trade. The Celtics sent the two-time All-Star packing from a franchise and city that he’d embraced with every ounce of his 5-foot-9 frame. He’s now bound for Cleveland in exchange for what the Celtics believe is a bigger star, and better point guard, in Kyrie Irving. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
August 23, 2017 - 5:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas' basketball journey is littered with decision-makers who have underestimated the diminutive guard. He was selected last in the 2011 NBA draft coming out of Washington, and when he arrived in Boston he looked only to be a role player for the storied franchise. Thomas has...
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