Trump ousts White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon
The president decided to dismiss his embattled adviser, an architect of his 2016 general-election victory, in a major administration shake-up that follows a week of racial tensions, two people familiar with the move said. Some White House officials said they expect some of Bannon’s allies to exit with him.
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The Fix: Pushing Bannon out could cause trouble for Trump
Stephen K. Bannon caused trouble in the White House. He could have even more of an impact on the outside.
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Spain probes wider network in attacks that killed at least 14
One American was confirmed among the fatalities. Authorities — who are still searching for the driver whose van plowed into a crowded Barcelona promenade — think at least eight people plotted the assaults, giving them a level of sophistication that ranked them alongside recent major attacks in Paris and Brussels.
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Retropolis • The Past, Rediscovered
Trump wants people to study Pershing. Here’s what the president got wrong.
The president referenced a debunked claim about how the general, who arrived in the Philippines in 1899, fought a religious-themed military operation.
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The scene in Barcelona: 5 minutes of ‘pure panic’ and ‘absolute terror’
The worst terrorist attack in Spain since 2004 leaves a nation wondering how ordinary vehicles could suddenly transform into weapons of mass destruction.
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Romney urges Trump to issue an apology for his Charlottesville remarks
The 2012 GOP presidential nominee and former governor of Massachusetts warned of “an unraveling of our national fabric” if the president doesn’t take “remedial action in the extreme.”
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‘I hope Trump is assassinated’: Facebook comment prompts calls for Missouri lawmaker to resign
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal used Facebook to express her frustration with the president’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville.
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Salvation Army, Red Cross are latest groups to cancel events at Mar-a-Lago
The cancellations follow rebukes this week from business advocates who heavily criticized the president’s comments about white supremacists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville.
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Trump to elevate Cyber Command in effort to strengthen U.S. defenses
Cyber Command — currently part of the National Security Agency — will become the 10th unified command in the U.S. military, on par with main combatant bodies such as Central Command.
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Here is the official résumé of the person Trump put in charge of federal housing in New York
Lynne Patton, who will oversee one of the largest regions for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, is a longtime Trump family aide with no relevant experience.
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Visual aids show you exactly how Monday’seclipse will look, wherever you are
The orientation of the moon’s maximum sun coverage depends on latitude and where the sun appears in the sky with respect to Earth’s horizon.
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I’m worried my online dates will turn out to be serial killers
The advice columnist takes your questions about the strange train we call life.
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