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‘It’s not my thing’: A history of Trump’s shifting relationship with the LGBT community
He once vowed to do more than rival Hillary Clinton to protect LGBT people, but since President Trump took office, he has taken positions more in tune with his social conservative base. Those familiar with Trump say his changing stances reflect his tendency to shape his views to the moment, rather than deep-seated hostility toward a group.


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Lawyers upon lawyers upon lawyers: In Trump World, everyone has an attorney.
The White House has its counsel, and now Trump has his own personal attorneys, as does the Trump Organization. There are lawyers for each member of the Trump family. And that’s not counting the layers of lawyers for everyone else in the administration.


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Trump ponders a recess appointment to replace Attorney General Sessions
Two people familiar with the issue described President Trump as musing about the idea rather than outlining a plan of action, and several others said the president’s fury peaked over the weekend and that he and Sessions now seem to be heading toward an uneasy detente.






‘It’s inexplicable’: GOP senators try to warn Trump against going after Sessions
If President Trump forces out the attorney general, the fallout would be devastating to the rest of the White House’s agenda, said some Republican members of the Senate.



More modest overhaul of Obamacare gains traction with GOP senators
Republicans in the Senate seemed to coalesce around a “skinny repeal” that would abolish individual and employer mandates for health insurance and perhaps just one tax. But they’ll face strong obstacles in trying to do more.


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One dead, 7 injured in the ‘worst tragedy in the history’ of Ohio State Fair
An amusement ride malfunctioned on opening day of the fair, hurling people to the ground. The victims vary in ages from teenagers to at least one in their 60s.


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Senate, House leaders strike a deal on sanctions
The Senate will vote on the House-passed measure stepping up sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, in exchange for a promise to consider expanding congressional checks on the president later.


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She was a historic first lady, but Michelle Obama says some never saw past 'my skin color'
In her largest public appearance since the 2016 election, the former first lady touched on personal attacks that she faced again and again.


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Voter by voter, GOP super PAC tries to separate the party from Trump
The Congressional Leadership Fund, a deep-pocketed super PAC backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.Wisc.), is an ambitious bet that the Republican House majority can be spared from a Trump midterm backlash.


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Report of drugs, a prostitute and a former med school dean rocks USC campus
Officials on the Southern California campus are struggling to answer questions about why they didn’t respond sooner to concerns expressed about the now ex-dean.


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Star Jewish high jumper barred from the 1936 Berlin Olympics dies at 103
She was a stellar athlete and a source of pride among Jews during Hitler’s rise in the 1930s, but despite holding the German record in the high jump, she was left off of her country’s team.


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