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Trump, McConnell: No matter what people say, we're friends
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their alliance of necessity Monday in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they were longtime friends now closer than ever; the reserved Senate Republican leader allowed that they share goals and speak often....



Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump's suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters....



Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal possible
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, while holding out the possibility that fixes to the accord may prevent an American pullout....



Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster....



Florida candidate: Aliens took me aboard their ship at age 7
MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida candidate for Congress said Monday she stands by her claims she was abducted to an alien spaceship at age 7 but that the incident shouldn't detract from what she's done here on Earth since then....



US, Japan agree to maximize diplomatic pressure on N. Korea
TOKYO (AP) -- U.S. and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if diplomacy failed....



Democrat Bredesen confirms interest in Tennessee Senate race
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is considering a bid to succeed retiring Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate....



Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence....



Bannon-backed PAC backs Wisconsin, Arizona Senate candidates
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The political action committee affiliated with former presidential strategist Steve Bannon acted Monday on his pledge to lead a "populist nationalist conservative revolt," endorsing state Sen. Kelli Ward over Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake - the first sitting Republican senator to be formally targeted by the pro-Donald Trump group....



Any questions? Trump wants to talk. Again.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reporters were seated in the White House briefing room awaiting an appearance by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday when a call went out over a loudspeaker to head to the Rose Garden. There was no time to lose: President Donald Trump wanted to talk. Again....