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Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert Southwest....

Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republican agenda
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
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'
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."...

Malaysian premier to meet Trump at White House on Sept. 12
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will visit Washington on Sept. 12 at the invitation of President Donald Trump....

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

Energy Dept: Government should ease rules on power plants
The Energy Department said Wednesday the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid....

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

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents
TOKYO (AP) -- The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet has been relieved of duty following a series of warship accidents that raised questions about its operations in the Pacific....

Meaning of 'clean coal' mentioned by Trump unclear
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....

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