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Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:56:01 GMT2017-08-23T22:56:01Z

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert Southwest....



Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republican agenda

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:49:02 GMT2017-08-23T22:49:02Z

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....



Kelly seeks to restore White House order ahead of key fights

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:08:48 GMT2017-08-23T22:08:48Z

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....



McConnell says he and Trump are united on 'shared goals'

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:22:27 GMT2017-08-23T20:22:27Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Donald Trump are in regular contact about "shared goals" and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are "clearly not part of the conversation."...



AP FACT CHECK: Trump does what he accuses media of doing

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:07:49 GMT2017-08-23T18:07:49Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- President Donald Trump accused the media of selectively quoting from his remarks about the race-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, to create a misimpression that he had not unequivocally denounced racist conduct. Then the president turned around and did the same thing himself: At a Tuesday night rally in Phoenix, the president re-read portions of his comments about the violence - but left out the specific phrase that generated all the controversy....



Clinton: My 'skin crawled' as Trump hovered on debate stage

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:10:26 GMT2017-08-23T13:10:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanor onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so uncomfortable "my skin crawled." She says in her upcoming book that Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, "Back up you creep, get away from me."...



Education Department announces college prep grants

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:39:22 GMT2017-08-23T23:39:22Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Education is awarding a second round of funding for programs that help low-income students aspire to attend college. The awards announced this week go to programs whose applications were initially rejected because of formatting errors such as not being double-spaced or using the wrong font....



Meaning of 'clean coal' mentioned by Trump unclear

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:48:38 GMT2017-08-23T22:48:38Z

President Donald Trump invoked "clean coal" at Tuesday night's rally in Phoenix, repeating a phrase that's used often by coal industry supporters to put a positive spin on the heavily polluting fuel - but one that remains ambiguous in its definition....



HUD says Carson did nothing wrong by appearing with Trump

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:54:15 GMT2017-08-23T22:54:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legal experts said Wednesday that Housing Secretary Ben Carson likely did not violate federal law when he appeared with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally....



US chastises Cambodia for curtailing press freedom

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:50:57 GMT2017-08-23T20:50:57Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States strongly criticized Cambodia on Wednesday for ordering an American democracy group to leave the country and pressuring dissenting news media - chastising a government whose leader says he shares President Donald Trump's disdain for the press....