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AP Top Political News at 10:09 p.m. EDT

Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....

Democratic chairman: Trump 'most dangerous' president ever
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party's left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an "existential threat" to the nation....

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight
COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Mourners Saturday remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him....

Trump plans to help pay aides' legal costs for Russia probes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White House official said Saturday....

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....

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....

The Latest: Trump tweetstorm praises his accomplishments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump. (all times local):...

The Latest: Appeal backed by former presidents raises $31M
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on the hurricane relief concert attended by a five living ex-presidents (all times local):...

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....

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....

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