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Trump rolls back limits on military gear for police

By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order reviving a program that provided local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-caliber weapons and grenade launchers, despite past concerns that armored vehicles and other gear were inflaming confrontations with protesters. The directive ...

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Chasing eclipses around the world is a way of life for some

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Monday’s total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it. Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg ...

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Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That’s according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump’s general election campaign and has ...

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Tennessee congressman wants President Trump impeached

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Democratic congressman from Tennessee says he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump following his comments on the white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis said Thursday that the Republican president’s statements about the clashes ...

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White Supremacist rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues in Tennessee

All over the country communities are speaking out about taking down Confederate monuments and statues including Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. In Nashville, Tennessee, protesters draped a black jacket over a bust of an early Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate cavalry general, Nathan Bedford Forrest at the Tennessee Capitol while ...

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Celebrating the legacy of ‘The King’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It isn’t just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too. Prolific session musician and producer Norbert Putnam was on vacation with his family ...

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