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Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's most powerful Republicans are responding to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few are mentioning the president....

Trump isolation growing as business panels dismantled
NEW YORK (AP) -- With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils Wednesday -an attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia....

Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury."...

Survey: Citizens of many US allies trust Putin over Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vladimir Putin is more trusted than Donald Trump to do the right thing for the world among citizens of numerous U.S. allies, including Japan, South Korea and seven European NATO members, according to a survey released Wednesday....

Ousted chief justice makes runoff in Alabama Senate race
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is trying to play usurper to deep-pocketed Republican forces after making a runoff with incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the state's Senate primary....

Donald Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying
NEW YORK (AP) -- They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump's loyal base is happy to absolve the president himself....

Scholars say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders
They were both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump did Tuesday?...

Internal FBI surveys show high support for ex-FBI head Comey
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite White House claims to the contrary, fired FBI Director James Comey was highly respected and trusted within the bureau during his nearly four-year tenure, according to internal survey results released Wednesday....

Former Michigan Rep. Vern Ehlers, a physicist, dies at 83
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Vern Ehlers, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years and advocated for Great Lakes cleanup funding, has died. He was 83....

Colorado resort won't host anti-immigration conference
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado resort said Wednesday that it will not host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia....