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Russian bounties further strain Trump's bond with veterans

Jul. 1, 2020 9:26 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They didn't like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for being captured in combat. They were angrier when Trump, as commander in chief, abandoned Kurdish allies in the Middle East. And they were upset again last month when he threatened to deploy troops against...

In this June 20, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump arrives on stage to speak at a campaign rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. President Donald Trump is sharpening his focus on his ardent base of supporters as polls show a diminished standing for the president in battleground states that will decide the 2020 election (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump zeroes in on base to overcome reelection obstacles

Jun. 26, 2020 6:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is sharpening his focus on his most ardent base of supporters as concern grows inside his campaign that his standing in the battleground states that will decide the 2020 election is slipping. Trump turned his attention this week to “left wing mobs”...

FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Latest: Nevada officials seek removal of McCarran statue

Jun. 20, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nevada officials renew proposal to remove statue of McCarran. — Sharpton takes on Trump for ‘lowlifes’ tweet. — Protesters in North Carolina pull down parts of Confederate monument. — Legend, Union among Black cultural leaders to sign letter to fight...

People demonstrate in Chicago, Friday, June 19, 2020, to mark Juneteenth, the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. n. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Festive marches, community events mark Juneteenth in Chicago

Jun. 19, 2020 7:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people participated in upbeat and celebratory marches through downtown Chicago on Friday, part of events citywide to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. People gathering before one morning march danced to music played by a small...

Army Reserve commander suspended amid investigation

Jun. 17, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Army Reserve suspended the commander of an Illinois-based unit Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations that unit officers mishandled sexual misconduct complaints and retaliated against a whistleblower. Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, commanding general of the...

Alfredo Chavez Garcia poses for a photo outside of his house in Chicago, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Alfredo Chavez Garcia, a widowed father of six who was recently released from a southern Illinois immigrant detention center after a lawsuit from the National Immigrant Justice Center, a Chicago advocacy group. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago group seeks detained immigrants' release in pandemic

Jun. 14, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Alfredo Chavez Garcia spent months agonizing about his health and the future of his six children while at a southern Illinois immigrant detention center where more than half of the detainees now have COVID-19. The 49-year-old widow with diabetes and high blood pressure said those awaiting...

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump departs the White House to visit outside St. John's Church, in Washington. Walking behind Trump from left are, Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Milley crafted a low public profile in his first eight months on the job, but that changed after “the walk.” Milley walked with President Donald Trump and a presidential entourage across Lafayette Square on June 1 to be positioned near a church where Trump held up a Bible for photographers.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

'The walk' thrusts Gen. Milley reluctantly into spotlight

Jun. 12, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first eight months as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley carefully crafted a low-key public profile. He knew that splashy and sassy were unlikely to endear him to his boss, President Donald Trump. Then “the walk” happened. Milley, in his...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo a sign for at Fort Bragg, N.C., is shown. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, both former Army officers, put out word that they are “open to a bipartisan discussion” of renaming Army bases like North Carolina’s Fort Bragg that honor Confederate officers associated by some with the racism of that tumultuous time. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)

Trump: No change at bases named for Confederate officers

Jun. 10, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his administration will “not even consider” changing the name of any of the 10 Army bases that are named for Confederate Army officers. Two days earlier, Defense Secretary Mark Esper indicated that he was open to a broad discussion of...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo a sign for at Fort Bragg, N.C., is shown. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, both former Army officers, put out word that they are “open to a bipartisan discussion” of renaming Army bases like North Carolina’s Fort Bragg that honor Confederate officers associated by some with the racism of that tumultuous time. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)

US military now rethinking links to Confederate army symbols

Jun. 9, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military is rethinking its traditional connection to Confederate Army symbols, mindful of their divisiveness at a time the nation is wrestling with questions of race after the death of George Floyd in police hands. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy,...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, members of the senior class march past a statue of George Washington during Parade Day at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. The 1,106 members of Class of 2020 returned West Point for a graduation ceremony this month amid a pandemic, and at least 15 tested positive for the coronavirus.
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

West Point preps for graduation, some in class test positive

Jun. 3, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

More than 15 members of West Point's graduating class tested positive for the coronavirus upon their return to the the U.S. Military Academy, which is preparing to host President Donald Trump for an unusual graduation ceremony that has been criticized as too risky during a pandemic. Trump's announcement in April...