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Trump says predecessors didn't honor fallen; response heated

WASHINGTON (AP) — For U.S. presidents, meeting the families of military personnel killed in war is about as wrenching as the presidency gets. President Donald Trump's suggestion Monday that his predecessors fell short in that duty brought a visceral reaction from those who witnessed those grieving encounters.

Posted on 16 October 2017 | 6:02 pm

Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster.

Posted on 16 October 2017 | 5:56 pm

Trump, McConnell: No matter what people say, we're friends

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell reaffirmed their alliance of necessity Monday in a raucous Rose Garden news conference that also underscored their sharp differences. The garrulous president claimed they were longtime friends now closer than ever; the reserved Senate Republican leader allowed that they share goals and speak often.

Posted on 16 October 2017 | 3:19 pm

Florida candidate: Aliens took me aboard their ship at age 7

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida candidate for Congress said Monday she stands by her claims she was abducted to an alien spaceship at age 7 but that the incident shouldn't detract from what she's done here on Earth since then.

Posted on 16 October 2017 | 3:04 pm

Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, while holding out the possibility that fixes to the accord may prevent an American pullout.

Posted on 16 October 2017 | 11:14 am