AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies
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AP Exclusive: Clinton book has sold more than 300,000 copies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s “What Happened” had a big debut. Clinton’s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book’s hardcover sales of 168,000 was the highest … Continue reading

Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concert
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Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concert

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Kid Rock has again criticized NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, while insulting white supremacists and teasing at some kind of political future. The entertainer spoke between songs Wednesday at a concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He used a podium with a faux-federal seal that read “United States of ‘Merica.” In his … Continue reading

Scholar who sees race, intelligence ties to speak at Harvard
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Scholar who sees race, intelligence ties to speak at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University is hosting a talk by an author who co-wrote a book discussing racial differences in intelligence and touched off a boisterous protest earlier this year in Vermont. Political scientist Charles Murray, co-author of 1994’s “The Bell Curve,” has said his views are misunderstood. He says he hopes Wednesday evening’s … Continue reading

Facts undercut claim that Arpaio case was driven by politics
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Facts undercut claim that Arpaio case was driven by politics

PHOENIX (AP) — Politicians have made numerous claims about former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s legal troubles and his immigration enforcement legacy since he was granted a White House pardon last week. Arpaio and others have said he was the victim of a politically motivated prosecution brought by the Obama administration. President Donald Trump said Arpaio deserves … Continue reading

Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images
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Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school … Continue reading

Trump’s Cabinet struggles with whether to defend their boss
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Trump’s Cabinet struggles with whether to defend their boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some seek their distance, delicately taking issue with President Donald Trump’s most controversial remarks. Others decide it’s safer to stand by him. Most would rather say nothing at all. Under intense pressure, members of Trump’s Cabinet are struggling to walk the line between rebuking their notoriously thin-skinned boss and defending comments that … Continue reading

In Georgia, Handel thanks Trump and reaches out to Democrats
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In Georgia, Handel thanks Trump and reaches out to Democrats

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republican Karen Handel declared victory in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District with a promise that she’ll work to gain the confidence of voters who backed her Democratic opponent. But in the same speech Tuesday night, Handel also thanked President Donald Trump, underscoring her campaign’s triumph over the anti-Trump resistance in the traditionally … Continue reading

Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks
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Current, former US officials detail Russian cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Current and former government officials painted a sinister portrait Wednesday of Russian cyberattacks on the United States aimed at interfering in the U.S. presidential election last year. Moscow stockpiled stolen information and selectively disseminated it during the campaign in an effort to undermine the legitimacy of the American political process, they said. … Continue reading

Voting ends in state election that tests Mexico ruling party
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Voting ends in state election that tests Mexico ruling party

ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Voters in Mexico’s most populous state cast ballots Sunday that could hand the ruling party a much-needed boost ahead of next year’s presidential elections or a potentially devastating blow by throwing off its uninterrupted 88-year local rule. Voting centers closed in the evening amid dueling accusations of vote buying, complaints that … Continue reading

Trump says he’s ‘very close’ to naming a new FBI director
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Trump says he’s ‘very close’ to naming a new FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is “very close” to naming a new FBI director to replace the one he fired more than a week ago. Asked how close he is to making an announcement, Trump said, “soon.” During an Oval Office appearance with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Trump was … Continue reading

Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator
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Brazil crisis deepens with probe of president, top senator

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s political crisis deepened sharply on Thursday with corruption allegations that threatened to topple the president, undermine reforms aimed at pulling the economy from recession and leave Latin America’s largest nation rudderless. Stocks plunged, both chambers of Congress cancelled sessions and President Michel Temer’s office canceled his planned activities Thursday … Continue reading

Russian FM mocks US media over intelligence-sharing reports
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Russian FM mocks US media over intelligence-sharing reports

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday mocked U.S. news reports suggesting President Donald Trump inappropriately shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes. Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov said he didn’t understand what the “secret” was since the U.S. introduced a ban … Continue reading

Worst treatment ever, Trump grumbles; Dems demand deep probe
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Worst treatment ever, Trump grumbles; Dems demand deep probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surrounded by multiplying questions, President Donald Trump complained Wednesday that “no politician in history” has been treated worse. Democrats demanded an independent commission to dig into his firing of FBI Director James Comey, but Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan cautioned against “rushing to judgment.” Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, … Continue reading