Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name


WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from right and left, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacist groups by name on Monday, declaring "racism is evil" after two days of public equivocation and internal White House debate over the deadly race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town


BADOUSH, Iraq (AP) — Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants.


  • Written by By BALINT SZLANKO and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA , Associated Press

Furor over Charlottesville follows Trump home to Manhattan


NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is back in the New York skyscraper that bears his name as the furor over his reaction to race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend shows few signs of dying down.

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  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press