Confederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore


BALTIMORE (AP) — Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there.

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Trump again blames "both sides" in Virginia protest


NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump defiantly blamed "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and counterdemonstrators in Virginia, seeking to rebuff the widespread criticism of his handling of the emotionally-charged protests while showing sympathy for the fringe group's efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.

  • Written by By JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies


WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for a popular type of individual health care plan would rise sharply, and more people would be left with no insurance options if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to stop "Obamacare" payments to insurers, the Congressional Budget Office says.

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press