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Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump's turbulent White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump's White House, is leaving....

Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses
BOSTON (AP) -- On college campuses, white supremacists and other far-right extremist groups see fertile ground to spread their messages and recruit followers. But for many colleges, last weekend's deadly attack at a rally near the University of Virginia exposed a new threat....

Why hate came to the progressive island of Charlottesville
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The white nationalists behind last weekend's violent rally found an appealing target in the historic town where Thomas Jefferson founded a university and an outspoken, progressive mayor declared his city the "capital of the resistance" to President Donald Trump....

Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future....

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years....

Once homeless, Iraq War veteran moves into unique new home
MIDWAY CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Vernon Poling was 44 years old when he finally got a home of his own....

Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona politicians have invoked the "rule of law" for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one - no matter who you are - is above the law....

1 American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks
LAFAYETTE, Calif. (AP) -- The State Department says at least one American was killed and one injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain and a San Francisco Bay Area man is among those listed as missing....

Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had described....

California mass killer spared death sentence
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California judge ruled Friday that a convicted mass killer will be spared the death penalty amid a long-running scandal over authorities' use of jailhouse informants....

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