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WASHINGTON—John McCain’s rebellious streak didn’t come out of nowhere. His mother, Roberta, had a habit of speeding behind the wheel and racking up tickets. When told during a trip to Europe that she was too old to rent a car, she went out and bought a Peugeot. Her son once answered the tele…

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to end the North American Free Trade Agreement and replace it with a deal that the administration wants to be more favorable to the United States.

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Attorneys for James A. Fields have asked for a change of venue for his first-degree murder trial, citing “voluminous” media over the year since the deadly Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12, 2017.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Protesters at North Carolina’s flagship university took advantage of a non-confrontational police response to topple a century-old Confederate statue that’s long been the target of critics who say it symbolizes racism.

NEW YORK—Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press—and, not surprisingly, Trump didn’t take it silently.

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Forty years ago the U.S. Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act so that Native Americans could practice their faith freely and that access to their sacred sites would be protected. This came after a 500-year-long history of conquest and coercive conversion to Christianity …

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It’s starting to feel real. Both Boeing and Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. have contracts with NASA to fly astronauts to the International Space Station as part of what’s known as the Commercial Crew Program. Seven years after the end of the Space Shuttle program, NASA intr…

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NEW YORK—Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill.

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Two reports released this week state that Americans’ beliefs about Confederate monuments have remained almost unchanged since last September. They also shed light on the demographics of white Americans who support white nationalist “alt-right” movements.

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BEDFORD—Mary Dotson, 90, said during World War II—when more than 16 million men were serving at home and overseas in the U.S. military—women were doing their part as well.

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WASHINGTON — The government announced a $12 billion plan Tuesday to assist farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China and other trading partners.

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The cable news hosts are screaming, and the iPhones are going off, and things are moving faster and faster—so fast that what began as a quaint idea to rewind life to a 19th-century baseball game has ballooned into an annual attraction drawing hundreds, if not thousands, of spectators.

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BOSTON—The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. As long as five past defenders of the health care law remain on the nation’s highest court, the odds tilt in favor of it being allowed to stand.

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NORFOLK, Va.—The nation’s newest aircraft carrier returned to a Virginia shipyard Sunday for a year of planned upgrades and fixes, marking the next phase in the development of the Navy’s most advanced and scrutinized warship.

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FORESTVILLE, Md.—A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro’s largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation’s capital for this week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

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“I’m thrilled to see the president nominate a judge who has a proven record of protecting our inalienable rights, upholding the rule of law, and adhering to the Constitution’s original intent. I hope to see the Senate swiftly confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — A man charged with slaying five people at a Maryland newspaper sent three letters on the day of the attack, police said, including one that said he was on his way to the Capital Gazette newsroom with the aim "of killing every person present."

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WASHINGTON—Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump a golden chance to cement conservative control of the nation’s highest court.

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WASHINGTON—Top House Republicans are discussing legislation aimed at curbing the separation of migrant families at the border, GOP aides said Monday. The election-year response to public uproar over the Trump administration policy comes as a broader immigration package heads toward likely Ho…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting.

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WASHINGTON—Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.