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In this photo released by the Royal Malaysian Navy, an unidentified body recovered by the Royal Malaysian Navy is  transferred to a U.S. Navy helicopter off the Johor coast of Malaysia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. The commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be removed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific this year, two U.S. officials said Wednesday. (Royal Malaysian Navy via AP)
Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidentsThe commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet has been relieved of duty following a series of warship accidents that raised questions about its operations in the Pacific
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal judge Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, again threw out Texas’ voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a “poll tax” on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Federal judge again tosses out Texas voter ID lawA federal judge has once again thrown out Texas' voter ID law in the latest court defeat for state Republican lawmakers over voting rights
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 18, 2017, file photo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. The Energy Department said Wednesday, Aug. 23, the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Energy Dept: Government should ease rules on power plantsEnergy Department report suggests making it quicker and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Kelly seeks to restore White House order ahead of key fightsWhite House chief of staff John Kelly appears to have restored order to a chaotic White House, in part by limiting dissenting voices, restricting access to the president and "stacking the deck" on major decisions to steer him toward an outcome
The Associated Press2 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Latest: Trump calls for patriotism, national healingPresident Donald Trump is calling for patriotism and national healing as he praises veterans at an American Legion conference in Nevada
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse in the new Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to persuade Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to refrain from reducing or eliminating large swaths of land across the country that have been designated as national monuments, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, File)
Tribal coalition joins blitz to save national monument areasA tribal coalition has joined the blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas, sending letters to President Donald Trump saying that "making America great again" includes honoring tribal history
The Associated Press3 hours ago
President Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson step off Air Force One upon their arrival in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Donald Trump and
HUD says Carson did nothing wrong by appearing with TrumpLegal experts say it doesn't look like Housing Secretary Ben Carson broke federal law by appearing with President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Phoenix
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Supporters of President Donald Trump rally across the street from hundreds of anti-Trump protesters Anti-Trump protesters near the Reno-Sparks Convention Center while Trump addressed the national convention of the American Legion, in Reno, Nev., on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.  (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)
Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speechesWithin a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and then a second in which he called for national unity and love
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Education Department announces college prep grantsThe U.S. Department of Education has awarded a second round of funding for programs that help low-income students who aspire to attend college
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The rift between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to have lasting consequences on the GOP legislative agenda and Republicans' re-election prospects.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republican agendaPresident Trump's clash with his own party's Senate leader threatens to undermine Republican agenda at high-stakes moment
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Meaning of 'clean coal' mentioned by Trump unclearPresident Donald Trump invoked "clean coal" at his rally in Phoenix, but the term remains ambiguous
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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