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Donald Trump’s transgender military ban challenged by civil-liberties lawsuits

August 29, 2017
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
Civil-liberties groups on Monday filed two lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members serving in the military, arguing that the prohibitions are unconstitutional.
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Trump threatens government shutdown at Arizona rally

August 23, 2017
Eamon Javers | CNBC
Highlights of Tuesday's rally in Arizona, where President Trump defended his Charlottesville comments, and took aim at NAFTA and the media.
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The far right's day in Boston

August 21, 2017
McKay Coppins | The Atlantic
Kyle Chapman was sitting in a dimly lit Irish pub about 20 minutes outside of Boston, where Saturday afternoon’s so-called “Free Speech Rally” had just been shut down by tens of thousands of counter-protesters.
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After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump

August 19, 2017
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
In the aftermath of the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers and leaders face the most unpalatable set of choices yet in their relationship with President Trump. They are caught between disgust over his failure to unequivocally condemn neo-Nazism, a desire to advance a conservative agenda and fears of rupturing the Trump-GOP coalition ahead of the 2018 elections.
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Race in America

August 18, 2017
The panelists discuss race in America and Hope Hicks' new promotion.

Steve Bannon’s out at the White House, aftermath of white nationalist protests in Charlottesville

August 18, 2017
President Donald Trump’s administration made headlines again with the exit of chief strategist Steve Bannon Friday. The panelists also discussed what led to the violence in Virginia, how elected officials responded, and where America goes next.
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Trump embraces culture war with call to preserve Confederate statues

August 18, 2017
Robert Costa, David Nakamura | The Washington Post
President Trump on Thursday assumed the role of leading spokesman for the racially charged cause of preserving Confederate statues on public grounds, couching his defense in historical terms that thrilled his core supporters and signaled his intent to use cultural strife as a political weapon just days after deadly violence in Virginia.
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