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Trump tweets video with ‘white power’ chant, then deletes it

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power,” a racist slogan associated with white supremacists. He later deleted the tweet and the White House said the president had not heard “the one statement” on the video. The video appeared to have been…

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House Passes Soto, Demings, Murphy Bill to Designate National Pulse Memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Reps. Darren Soto, Val Demings and Stephanie Murphy released the following statements after the passage of H.R. 3094, legislation that designates the Pulse Nightclub as a National Memorial Site: “Four years ago, we saw the atrocious and destructive nature of hatred plague our Orlando community when 49 lives were taken and 53 others were injured.…

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Biden slams Trump over reported bounties placed on US troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump on Saturday over a report that he said, if true, contains a “truly shocking revelation” about the commander in chief and his failure to protect U.S. troops in Afghanistan and stand up to Russia. The New York Times reported Friday that American intelligence officials concluded months…

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Trump: Former adviser Bolton faces charges if book released

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that his former national security adviser, John Bolton, could face a “criminal problem” if he doesn’t halt plans to publish a new book that describes scattershot, sometimes dangerous, decision-making by a president focused only on getting re-elected. Trump said it would be up to Attorney General William…

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Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers protected by law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment, a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title…

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Senate confirms first black service chief in unanimous vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Gen. Charles Brown Jr. as chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, making him the first black officer to lead one of the nation’s military services. Vice President Mike Pence took the unusual step of presiding over the vote, something he usually does to break…

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Romney says he’ll ‘stay quiet’ on his 2020 presidential vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday became the latest prominent Republican to cast doubt on his support for President Donald Trump’s reelection, saying he would “stay quiet” about whom he’ll be supporting in November. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, told reporters on Capitol Hill that “I’m not going to be describing…

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Democrats propose sweeping police overhaul; Trump criticizes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress proposed a far-reaching overhaul of police procedures and accountability Monday, a sweeping legislative response to the mass protests denouncing the deaths of black Americans in the hands of law enforcement. The political outlook is deeply uncertain for the legislation in a polarized election year. President Donald Trump is staking out a…

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