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AP Top Political News at 4:35 p.m. EDT

Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig national
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn't want you to assume he's steering himself toward the White House....

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on military death, and taxes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's boast that he surpasses his predecessors in consoling families of the fallen proved empty this past week as many stepped forward to say they'd never heard from him after losing their loved ones in military service. The suddenly fraught and politically charged subject overshadowed other misfires from the president, on taxes, hurricane relief and more....

Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination....

Gorsuch: Civility doesn't mean suppressing disagreement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch says that suppressing disagreement in the name of civility is wrong....

APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation's oldest civil rights organization back to prominence....

Democratic chairman: Trump 'most dangerous' president ever
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Democratic Chairman Tom Perez is urging party unity in the fight against what he calls the most dangerous president in history and a Republican culture of corruption....

Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he'll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran....

After Raqqa, Trump says US shifts to 'new phase' in Syria
STERLING, Va. (AP) -- President Donald Trump is portraying the Islamic State group's ouster from its Syrian stronghold as a milestone in the U.S. fight against terrorism and a step toward a political transition and lasting peace in Syria....

Trump jabs back at 'wacky' congresswoman as spat rolls on
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unwilling to put the tussling behind, President Donald Trump on Saturday jabbed back at the Democratic lawmaker who has slammed him for his words of condolence to a military widow, calling Rep. Frederica Wilson "wacky" and contending she is "killing" her party....

The Latest: Trump jabs at critic, calls her 'Wacky' Wilson
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the dispute over White House condolence calls to military families (all times local):...