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Trump's Blame-Shifting After Charlottesville Drives Cry for Censure

By TIM RYAN

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced her support Friday of a resolution that would official denounce President Donald Trump for comments he made after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend turned fatal.

+ Charlottesville Victim's Mom Says
She Won't Talk to Trump

Steve Bannon Out as
White House Chief Strategist

By BRITAIN EAKIN

President Donald Trump’s embattled chief strategist Steve Bannon is out at the White House and back at the conservative news site Breitbart as its executive chairman.

Phoenix Mayor Asks Trump
to Stay Away Next Week

By JAMIE ROSS

The mayor of Phoenix asked President Donald Trump not to come to his city as planned next Tuesday for a political rally, saying it’s not the time for it while the “nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville.”

New York Sues EPA Over Dumping in Long Island Sound

By CHRISTINE STUART

New York state on Thursday followed through on its promise to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its Administrator Scott Pruitt for allowing dredged sediments to be dumped into eastern Long Island Sound.

Misconduct Dooms Bid to
Execute OC Mass Murderer

By DON DEBENEDICTIS

Nearly six years after the worst mass murder in Orange County, California, history, a state court judge ruled Friday that convicted killer Scott Dekraai cannot be sentenced to death because law enforcement officials repeatedly withheld information about their pervasive, illegal use of informants in county jails.

Arizona Supreme Court Orders Tucson to Stop Destroying Guns

By BRAD POOLE

Tucson cannot destroy confiscated guns, because it violates a state law against local governments regulating the weapons, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

A farmer mows a grassy ditch outside Aurora, South Dakota, after the state's governor opened roadsides up for farmers' use in a drought declaration last month. (Christopher Vondracek/CNS)

Drought in Dakotas Eases in Some Places, Extreme in Others

By CHRISTOPHER VONDRACEK

If attendance at a drought panel discussion at Dakotafest in Mitchell, South Dakota, on Thursday is any indication, the worst of the drought gripping the state is over.

OPINION

Camille Delivers for Silent Cal

By ROBERT KAHN

“I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others. If the spirit of liberty should vanish in other parts of the Union, and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.”

Protein Found to Be Guardian of Genome Stability

DNA replication. Red and green: replication regions. (Jordi Bernués, IRB Barcelona)
By SEAN DUFFY

Scientists have finally determined why histone 1 – a protein in cell nuclei – is a major form of protection against genomic instability and vital for organisms in general.

US ECONOMY

Tech Companies Lead as US Stocks Turn Higher

By BARBARA LEONARD

U.S. stocks hurdled an early loss and moved higher Friday, helped by gains for banks and technology and energy companies.

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6th Circuit Rejects Challenge to Taxes on Foreign Accounts

By LORRAINE BAILEY

U.S. citizens living abroad, joined by Sen. Rand Paul, lack standing to challenge the Treasury Department’s new taxes on their foreign bank accounts, the Sixth Circuit ruled Friday.

Cartoonist's Defamation Claim Against Tribune Media Rejected

By MATT REYNOLDS

Cartoonist Ted Rall faced another setback in his defamation and wrongful termination lawsuit against the LA Times, when a Superior Court judge granted Tribune Media’s motion to strike his complaint under the First Amendment.

Give Me a Break: Atari Sues Over Kit-Kat Ads

By NICHOLAS IOVINO

Atari sued Nestle on Thursday, claiming the candy giant abused its 1970s “Breakout” video game — created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak — to sell Kit Kat bars to nostalgic Baby Boomers and other gamers.

Police Sex Scandal Grows With Lawsuit

By HELEN CHRISTOPHI

The woman at the heart of the police sex abuse scandal that rocked Oakland, California last year sued the neighboring city of Richmond, its current and former police chiefs and six other officers Thursday accusing them of sexually trafficking her in exchange for police protection and information.

Albuquerque Sued for Little Girl’s Murder

By EMMA GANNON

The grandparents of a 10-year-old girl sued Albuquerque this week, accusing it of failing to investigate the child’s mother, her boyfriend and his cousin, who are charged with first-degree murder: physically and sexually assaulting the girl until she died.

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