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Trump revisits his Charlottesville comments in angry speech
PHOENIX (AP) -- President Donald Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with calls for unity and an assertion that "our movement is about love." Then he erupted in anger....

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents
TOKYO (AP) -- The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific....

Tillerson says US could punish Pakistan if no cooperation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's plan to end America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. troops, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days....

Uncounted Kansas ballots fuel fears about Kobach's proposals
WICHITA, Kansas (AP) -- A conservative firebrand promoting President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a Kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as any similarly sized state did, fueling concerns about massive voter suppression should its practices become the national standard....

New Afghanistan plan could offer clues to 'Trump Doctrine'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Never tip your hand to the enemy. No timelines for military operations. No free pass for a neighbor who tolerates extremists or enables U.S. foes....

Glam shot gets ugly: Mnuchin wife touts style, slams critic
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a glam shot that got ugly....

White House renews request for privacy for Trump's young son
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Tuesday renewed its request to the news media for privacy for President Donald Trump's young son, Barron, after a conservative news and opinion website criticized the casual attire he wore home after the family's summer vacation....

Kansas Rep. Yoder tries to balance GOP views, centrist tone
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A Republican congressman in Kansas sought Tuesday night to sound bipartisan, centrist notes while defending the GOP's approach on health care and other issues during a town hall meeting with national Democrats already targeting him in a district that President Donald Trump narrowly lost last year....

Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday....

Rauner says no comment on political cartoon as 'white male'
CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner offered conflicting statements Tuesday on a political cartoon critics have called racist, first saying he didn't have anything to add to the discussion "as a white male" before walking it back hours later....

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Studies find automated safety systems preventing car crashes

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