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GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party....

After Charlottesville, students worry about safety on campus
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) -- When Carl Valentine dropped off his daughter at the University of Virginia, he had some important advice for the college freshman: Don't forget that you are a minority....

Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator
PHOENIX (AP) -- When President Donald Trump takes the stage this week at a rally in Arizona, the state's junior senator will be nowhere to be seen. But Trump is likely to save some choice words for Sen. Jeff Flake....

Trump to skip Kennedy Center arts awards
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) -- In a break with tradition, President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honoring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors arts awards to "allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction," the White House announced Saturday....

Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff....

Trump struggles with presidential duties as uniter-in-chief
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no healing words....

The Latest: Kennedy Center awards to go on without Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision not to participate in the Kennedy Center arts awards (all times local):...

Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues
ATLANTA (AP) -- President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war....

Report of Ukraine witness to DNC hacking stirs confusion
PARIS (AP) -- A report that a cooperating witness has emerged out of Ukraine to help the FBI's inquiry into the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee is drawing confusion and denials in Ukraine....

California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers return Monday from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S....

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GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

Trump Phoenix rally to highlight feisty feud with senator

Kansas trial to examine bias claim against Kobach's office

Missouri child abuse hotline now accepts out-of-state calls

California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration

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