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FILE - In a Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks to members of the media as he arrives for a closed-door Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scott says Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, that President Donald Trump can regain his moral authority on the issue of race by spending time with people who have lived through the nation’s difficult racial past. The South Carolina Republican said last week that Trump’s moral authority had become comprised after the president made comments that appeared to equate neo-Nazis and white supremacists with those who came out to oppose them in Charlottesville, Virginia. Scott says what’s important at this point is not what Trump says next, but what he does. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Kasich urges Trump to end staff chaos and 'settle it down'Ohio Gov. John Kasich says President Donald Trump needs to stop the staff chaos at the White House and "settle it down"
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, center, takes questions after a news conference talking about flood insurance, in Union Beach, N.J. Menendez faces multiple bribery and fraud counts for allegedly accepting gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for pressuring government officials on behalf of the friend’s business interests. Opening statements are scheduled for Sept. 6. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trialAttorneys in the corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will have plenty of factors to consider when they begin the final phase of jury selection this week
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford works in his private cabin aboard his plane, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, while traveling to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US military leaders await Trump decision on Afghan missionThe top U.S. commander in Afghanistan signals the U.S. military expects its mission to continue
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In a July 27, 2017 file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at a news conference at the Ohio State Fair, in Columbus, Ohio.  Kasich says Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, that President Donald Trump needs to stop the staff chaos at the White House and "settle it down." Kasich is among those who fear the staff churn is hampering Trump's ability to notch a major legislative victory. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
The Latest: SC senator says Trump can regain moral authoritySC senator says president can regain his moral authority on the issue of race by spending time with people who have lived through the nation's difficult racial past
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to the media following a town hall meeting in Hillsboro, Mo. McCaskill during the August Senate break is holding town halls in dozens of small towns and cities. She is one of 10 Senate Democrats up for re-election in states won by President Donald Trump, and political scientists say she’ll need rural support to win. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
McCaskill reaching out to rural Missouri ahead of electionMissouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill is holding another round of town halls in rural, Republican strongholds as she gears up for a competitive re-election campaign
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this July 21, 2012 file photo, comedian and activist Dick Gregory poses for a portrait during the PBS TCA Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week, his son Christian Gregory told The Associated Press. He had suffered a severe bacterial infection.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died at 84. Gregory was one of the first black standup comedians to find success with white audiences
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, April 7, 2017, file photo, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., arrives for the confirmation vote for President Donald Trump's high court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Donnelly, who is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election in 2018, is set to formally launch his campaign on Monday, Aug. 21, as he beings a weeklong tour around the state. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Indiana's Donnelly, a top GOP target, starts re-election bidIndiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is positioning himself as a moderate as he launches his re-election bid in a state that President Donald Trump easily won last year.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Progressives begin 2020 dissection of Kamala Harris
McClatchy Washington Bureau10 hours ago
This undated image from a remotely operated underwater vehicle courtesy of Paul G. Allen, shows wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, including the ship's bell at the bottom of the North Pacific Ocean.  Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The expedition crew of Research Vessel Petrel, which is owned by Microsoft co-founder Allen, says it located the wreckage of the Indianapolis on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean, more than 18,000 feet (5,500 meters) below the surface, the U.S. Navy said in a news release Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.(Courtesy of Paul G. Allen via AP)
Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS IndianapolisResearchers find wreckage of USS Indianapolis, ship that carried critical components of Hiroshima bomb and became worst maritime disaster in Navy's history
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Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rallyThe White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safetyAfter Charlottesville, students, parents worry about safety on campus; administrators rethink security protocols
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FILE - In this March 1, 1977 file photo, dancer Carmen de Lavallade chats with Rudolf Nureyev after the opening night of "Nureyev at the Uris" at a party at Sardi's in New York. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the recipients of the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors. They are: hip-hop artist LL Cool J, singers Gloria Estefan and Lionel Richie, television writer and producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade. It’s the 40th year of the awards, which honor people who have influenced American culture through the arts. (AP Photo/Carlos Rene Perez)
Trump to skip Kennedy Center Honors awards programTrump and first lady announce rare move for presidents and decide to skip Kennedy Center Honors to allow the award recipients to celebrate free of the "political distraction" their presence might cause.
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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