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Plot in town of Cambrils came hours after van plowed into crowd
After shooting the suspects early Friday in the resort town southwest of Barcelona, police checked four bodies for explosive belts. A fifth suspect died later of his injuries. Seven others, including a police officer, were injured during the police operation.






Gary Cohn stays put — for now — following Trump’s comments on Charlottesville
The White House took the unusual step of saying the president’s chief economic adviser would not resign after people close to him said he was mortified by Trump’s remarks and that he has been bombarded with calls from friends asking him if he will leave.


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Trump embraces culture war with call to preserve Confederate statues
The president assumed the role of leading spokesman for the racially charged cause, couching his defense in historical terms that thrilled his core supporters and signaled his intent to use cultural strife as a political weapon just days after deadly violence in Virginia.






Confederate Memorial in Arlington: Honoring rebel soldiers and slavery on the nation’s sacred ground
As monuments to the Confederacy come under fresh scrutiny following the violence in Charlottesville, the 32-foot-tall testament to Southern pride stands out for its hallowed location in Arlington National Cemetery. But there is little evidence of any public campaign to remove it. Even if there were, it’s unclear what legal path exists for its removal.


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Three fundraising giants cancel plans for galas at Mar-a-Lago
Signaling a direct blowback over President Trump’s comments on racial unrest in Charlottesville, the defections of longtime customers expose a key business vulnerability at his Palm Beach club.


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Top two officers and other sailors to be disciplined following deadly collision at sea
The June 17 crash off the coast of Japan killed seven crew members. A senior Navy officer said about a dozen sailors will face discipline, including likely career-ending actions against the ship’s captain and second in command at the time.


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Mattis, Tillerson move to clarify U.S. policy on North Korea
The secretaries of defense and state stressed diplomatic and economic pressure and said American military action is being considered only in response to an attack by Pyongyang.


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Sen. Corker: Trump has not demonstrated the ‘stability’ or ‘competence’ to lead effectively
The Tennessee Republican has been one of the president’s most outspoken GOP critics in Congress and on Thursday he expressed displeasure with Trump’s response to the deadly weekend violence in Charlottesville.


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Kevin Durant says he’ll skip White House visit and Warriors teammates ‘all agree’
The D.C.-area native who became an NBA superstar and recently won a championship with the Golden State Warriors told ESPN he doesn't respect President Trump.


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