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People Like Us: The Showdown Over How We Define Fringe Views in America
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Which ideas are beyond the pale? And who gets to decide? President Trump has a big role to play.

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Afghan Insurgents Gaining as Trump Rolls Out War Plan
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Khamab District, in northern Jawzjan province, was the sixth place in the country to fall to the Taliban recently, amid a death toll of 30 a day.

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Liberty University Alumni Return Diplomas in Protest of Trump Remarks
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Dozens of alumni pledged to act after the university’s leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., defended President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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All the Light Trump Was Not Supposed to See. But He Peeked.
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The president’s penchant for defying convention was on vivid display even during the solar eclipse, when he discarded advice about averting his eyes from the sun.

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The Red Cap Aside, Trump Souvenirs Are a Hard Sell
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The president’s brand is no winner in Washington gift shops. But first ladies do better anyway. “They don’t make public policy, and they’re easier to like.”

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News Analysis: Talk of ‘Preventive War’ Rises in White House Over North Korea
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In a departure from their predecessors, some in the Trump administration have surmised that Cold War-style containment will not work and that a military option is available.

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More Charities Cancel Fund-Raisers at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club
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An expanding number of organizations that had planned to hold galas at the president’s Florida resort are deciding to raise money elsewhere.

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Lobbyist at Trump Campaign Meeting Has a Web of Russian Connections
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Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-born Washington gadfly, has often promoted causes that benefited President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and his allies.

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Trump Administration Moves to Expand Deportation Dragnet to Jails
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Federal officials are working with sheriffs on a legal maneuver to gain access to undocumented immigrants in local jails, a practice now limited by the courts.

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Defense Secretary Says Trump Has Settled on an Afghan Strategy
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the president, who had been criticized for a drawn-out review, would announce the details himself in the coming days.

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Steven Mnuchin Defends Trump’s Reaction to Charlottesville Violence
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The statement from the Treasury secretary, who is Jewish, was perhaps the most vociferous defense of the president from within his administration.

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Stephen Bannon’s Path From Breitbart to the West Wing, and Back
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A guide to reporting by The New York Times about the former White House chief strategist and the news he generated during his 366 days working for President Trump.

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A Deal Breaker for Trump’s Supporters? Nope. Not This Time, Either.
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It was a week of turmoil, but it seemed to prove an immutable rule of the Trump presidency: People see what they want to see, even if others see something very different.

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Protesters Flood Streets, and Trump Offers a Measure of Praise
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Thousands of demonstrators poured into the nation’s streets and parks on Saturday to denounce white supremacy and Nazism.

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Charlottesville and Trump’s Response Reshape Virginia Gubernatorial Race
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Virginia’s gubernatorial campaign was already set to be the highest profile race of the fall. Then came the Charlottesville violence and President Trump’s response.

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Donald and Melania Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors
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The White House said the president and first lady would not participate this year, “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.”

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The Benefits of Standing by the President
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Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone is among President Trump’s most reliable Wall Street allies. His Washington profile helped nail a big deal in Saudi Arabia.

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Carl Icahn Quits as a Special Adviser to President Trump
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The billionaire investor’s views on environmental regulations had raised criticism from Democratic lawmakers.

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For Murdoch Empire, Perhaps a Decisive Point in Relationship to Trump
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An email Thursday night from James Murdoch was a repudiation of President Trump. It may signal a shift at Murdoch-controlled media outlets.

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Seeking Reset, Trump Dines With Some of His Biggest Donors
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The president spent Thursday evening with some of his wealthiest supporters, trying to regain momentum after criticism over his response to violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Trump Aside, Artists and Preservationists Debate the Rush to Topple Statues
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As cities and states remove Confederate monuments, leaders in the art world urge more dialogue and deliberation.

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Southwest Rises as 2018 Senate Battleground
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As the region’s politics evolve, and as Republicans wrestle with internal divisions under President Trump, Democrats see a chance to pick up seats in Arizona and Nevada.

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Barcelona, Donald Trump, ‘The Defenders’: Your Friday Briefing
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Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Mother of Woman Killed in Charlottesville Says She Will Not Speak to Trump
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Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, had a message for the president: “Think before you speak.”

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Romney Tells Trump to Apologize for Causing ‘Racists to Rejoice’
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In a Facebook post, Mitt Romney urged President Trump to repudiate racists and admit they were “100% to blame” for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

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Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon
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Stephen K. Bannon had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.

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Bannon’s Dovish Side Emerges as He Contradicts Trump on North Korea
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President Trump’s chief strategist has antagonized administration officials by espousing his rejection of a foreign policy that emphasizes American leadership abroad.

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Call to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol Divides Democrats
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Representative Nancy Pelosi urged the removal of the statues from the Capitol, but Senator Chuck Schumer pushed to keep the focus on President Trump.

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Circling the Square of President Trump’s Relationship With Race
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As questions of racism increasingly dog the president, some point to his past, from dating a biracial woman to efforts to hang out publicly with African-American celebrities, to paint a different picture.

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The Case Some Executives Made for Sticking With Trump
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As the president’s advisory councils were disbanding, a few corporate chieftains made a case in terms of business self-interest, patriotism and pragmatism.

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Confederate Leaders’ Descendants Say Statues Can Come Down
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Great-great-grandchildren of Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee disagree with President Trump that moving Confederate monuments destroys American history and culture.

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James Murdoch Pledges $1 Million to Anti-Defamation League as Trump Protest
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Mr. Murdoch, the son of a frequent ally of President Trump’s, gave a candid statement, via email, against the white supremacist sentiment that swept through Virginia last weekend.

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Trump’s Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis
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The president’s response to the Charlottesville violence has drawn starkly different reactions between his core supporters and party leaders who fear political oblivion.

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Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric
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The email, forwarded to journalists, cites “no difference” between Robert E. Lee and George Washington. It claims Black Lives Matter is infiltrated by terrorists.

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Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.
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President Trump was abandoned by executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalists.

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Bannon Mocks Colleagues and ‘Alt-Right’ in Interview
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In an interview he said he believed was private, Stephen K. Bannon described the alt-right as a “collection of clowns” and lashed out at rivals in the Trump administration.

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Congressional Memo: Republicans in Congress May Be Stuck in a Relationship With Trump
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Some Republican Congress members are creating distance from President Trump, but they are still depending on the White House.

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Trump ‘Sad’ Over Removal of ‘Our Beautiful Statues’
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On Twitter, the president echoes a refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.

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Jewish Trump Staff Silent on His Defense of Rally With Anti-Semitic Marchers
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Gary D. Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner have not commented publicly, though Mr. Cohn was described by those close to him as disgusted with the remarks.

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Trump Dumps Another Tradition: Moral Authority
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When President Trump refused to unequivocally denounce white supremacists on Tuesday, he stepped away from what U.S. presidents have seen as crucial to their job: setting a moral course for the nation.

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Trump Ends C.E.O. Advisory Councils as Main Group Acts to Disband
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The president announced via Twitter that he would dissolve the councils following a decision by his Strategic and Policy Forum to disband.

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U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words
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The Trump administration opened talks with Canada and Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement by asserting that the current deal had failed.

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News Analysis: Unlike His Predecessors, Trump Steps Back From a Moral Judgment
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The president’s predecessors, going back to George Washington, have all tried, with varying degrees of success, to summon Americans to a higher moral purpose.

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F.B.I. Agents Supported Comey, Surveys Show, Weakening Trump’s Claim of Turmoil
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The president had said he fired the F.B.I. director in part because agents had lost confidence in him, but agents gave him high marks for leadership.

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Full Transcript and Video: Trump’s News Conference in New York
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President Trump on Tuesday made remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Confederate statues, his outlook on Stephen Bannon and more.

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Policy Under Trump Bars Obama-Era Path to U.S. for Central American Youths
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The program was established in 2014 to deal with a surge of migrants fleeing violence and lets them live and work in the United States temporarily.

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Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost
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During a shouting-match of a news conference, an angry president asserted that “alt-left” activists in Charlottesville were as much to blame as neo-Nazis.

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Michael Moore Takes His Broadway Audience on Buses to Protest Trump
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Mr. Moore has made President Trump the target of his ire in a Broadway show. On Tuesday, he bused his audience to Mr. Trump’s door.

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Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments
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The president said removing Confederate monuments was “changing history.” But historians say that monuments don’t always tell the story we think.

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