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Obama’s Charlottesville Response, Boosted by Nostalgia, Becomes Most-Liked Tweet Ever

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The tweet paired a quote from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography with a picture of Mr. Obama smiling up at a diverse group of children.

Hope Hicks Will Be Trump’s Interim Communications Director

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The longtime aide will temporarily fill the spot left by Anthony Scaramucci and help the president find a replacement, an administration official said.

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Wants to Remove Trump From Office — and Make Him King

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Mr. Kimmel pitched a plan he said he thought the president’s supporters might get behind.

Trump Says Bannon Is ‘Not a Racist,’ but His Job Status Remains in Doubt

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The president defended his embattled chief strategist even as Washington waits for Stephen K. Bannon’s departure from the White House.

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Roy Moore and Luther Strange Head for G.O.P. Runoff in Alabama Senate Race

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After a crowded Republican race, Mr. Moore, a former chief justice of the State Supreme Court, and Mr. Strange, the current senator, will face each other in a runoff next month.

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Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Environmental Rules on Infrastructure

The president said he was streamlining regulations in order to speed construction of infrastructure projects like roads and bridges.

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.

Trump Threat to Obamacare Would Send Premiums and Deficits Higher

If President Trump makes good on his promise to “let Obamacare implode,” premiums for the most popular plans would rise about 20 percent next year.

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Fact Check: Trump Asks, ‘What About the Alt-Left?’ Here’s an Answer

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In remarks about Charlottesville, President Trump falsely equated “alt-left” violence with the killing of Heather D. Heyer.

Alt-Right, Alt-Left, Antifa: A Glossary of Extremist Language

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Terms like these are part of a far-right political lexicon that has become important to understanding American politics.

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Full Transcript and Video: Trump’s News Conference in New York

President Trump on Tuesday made remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Confederate statues, his outlook on Stephen Bannon and more.

Revocation of Grants to Help Fight Hate Under New Scrutiny After Charlottesville

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Shortly after taking office, the Trump administration pulled back a $400,000 grant to a Chicago-based group founded to combat right-wing white extremist groups.

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Trump: ‘Not All of Those People Were White Supremacists’

President Trump, in a long, combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower, insisted that he did nothing wrong on Saturday when he declined to specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups.

Trump Defends Initial Remarks on Charlottesville; Again Blames ‘Both Sides’

The president said he did nothing wrong in his first remarks on Saturday following racial unrest in Virginia.

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Public Health: Obamacare’s Bare County Problem Looks Mostly Solved, for Now

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With an announcement in Nevada, a market that the president said was set to “implode” shows yet more signs of health.

Trump and the City

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“Since the election, I’ve spent more time in his tower than he has,” says a Metro reporter assigned to cover the president’s intersection with NYC.

On Comedy: The Misunderstood History of Trump on Letterman

In more than 30 appearances, the future president tried out his talking points on a host who was among the first to treat him as a serious political thinker.

One Theory Over Meaning of Trump’s ‘Many Sides’ Remark

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President Trump’s reluctance to single out the far right reflects a view widely held by conservatives that the news media willingly overlooks left-wing extremism.

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Justice Dept. Demands Data on Visitors to Anti-Trump Website, Sparking Fight

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A web hosting firm is fighting a sweeping search warrant for information about visitors to an anti-Trump website used to organize inauguration protests.

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Trump Shares, Then Deletes, Twitter Post of Train Hitting Cartoon Person Covered by CNN Logo

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Days after a driver rammed into a crowd in Charlottesville, Va., the president retweets a cartoon attacking the news network.

Tuesday, Aug 15

New Outcry as Trump Rebukes Charlottesville Racists 2 Days Later

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President Trump bowed to pressure that he personally condemn white supremacists who incited violence in Virginia, but neither supporters nor critics were satisfied.

Sessions Emerges as Forceful Figure in Condemning Charlottesville Violence

Attorney General Jeff Sessions earned cautious praise from critics for his early steps in denouncing white nationalism and opening a civil rights investigation.

Monday, Aug 14

Bannon in Limbo as Trump Faces Growing Calls for the Strategist’s Ouster

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The president’s delay in denouncing neo-Nazis in Charlottesville has put new pressure on Stephen K. Bannon, who ran the Breitbart website.

How a Conservative TV Giant Is Ridding Itself of Regulation

The Sinclair Broadcast Group and the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission see eye to eye on the need to unleash television. Both are reaping big rewards.

Transcript and Video: President Trump Speaks About Charlottesville

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Mr. Trump once again addressed the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend after white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters.

Despite Trump’s Support, Luther Strange, Alabama Senator, Struggles to a Primary Finish

Senator Luther Strange, a Republican, is in a pitched battle to make the runoff in the special election that will determine whether he keeps his seat.

Sunday, Aug 13

Health Insurers Get More Time to Calculate Increases for 2018

A decision to extend the deadline for insurance companies to calculate rate increases for 2018 adds to the uncertainty over the future of health care.

Saturday, Aug 12

News Analysis: Trump Threats Are Wild Card in Showdown With North Korea

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Many in Washington and capitals across the Pacific are wondering whether President Trump’s fusillade of apocalyptic threats was more method or madness.

Mueller Is Said to Seek Interviews With West Wing in Russia Case

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is said to be in talks about interviewing current and former senior officials, including Reince Priebus, the recently ousted chief of staff.

Uproar Over Omarosa Manigault-Newman at Black Journalists Convention

The White House aide spoke at the annual gathering of the National Association of Black Journalists for a panel that was moderated by Ed Gordon, a host at Bounce TV.

Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret, Critics Say

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He has made it clear that he intends to dismantle the E.P.A.’s environmental mission. His critics say he is deploying extraordinary secrecy as he does so.

Friday, Aug 11

News Analysis: Combative Trump Pulls His Punches for One Man: Putin

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The Russian leader ordered the United States to cut its staff in the country, and President Trump thanked him.

Right and Left on the North Korean Nuclear Threat

Read about how the other side thinks: Writers from across the political spectrum discuss the growing tensions with North Korea.

Deepening Rift, Trump Won’t Say if Mitch McConnell Should Step Down

Mr. Trump has trained his fire on Mr. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, for days, venting on Twitter about the Senate’s inability to pass a health care bill.

Trump Says Transgender Ban Is a ‘Great Favor’ for the Military

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The Pentagon has made no move to expel personnel since the commander in chief tweeted the policy two weeks ago.