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The Great Banishment

Recent events have led various platforms and services to banish racist, white supremacist, alt-right groups, pushing them to the platform fringes of the web. TPM's Allegra Kirkland spoke to various alt-right luminaries about the developments. Some interviews went better than others. Other sites are ...

Some Remains Of Sailors Found On USS John McCain Following Collision

SINGAPORE — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said some remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain on Tuesday, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing. Adm. Scott Swift also said at a news ...

Treasury Secretary's Wife Boasts Wealth On Instagram, Argues With Commenter

Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin's wife, Louise Linton, apparently made her Instagram profile private Monday after bragging about flying on a government plane to Kentucky with her husband and tagging fashion brands — like Hermès, Tom Ford and Valentino — in her photo. Followers posted ...

Charity Pulls Event From Trump's NJ Golf Club Due To 'Recent Events'

After a wave of charities pulled fundraising events from President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago club in the wake of his response to the Charlottesville attack, a local New Jersey charity announced Monday that it would no longer hold an event at Trump's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. ...

Flake Dismisses Trump's Support For Primary Challenger Kelli Ward

The evening before President Donald Trump's rally in Arizona, Sen. Jeff Flake told reporters that he is not concerned about the potential for Trump to back one of the Republican primary challengers to Flake in his 2018 re-election bid. “I don't worry about it at all,” Flake told ...

Republicans, Vocal Trump Critics Jump To Praise President's Afghanistan Plan

After reversing course on his original instinct' to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan and declaring on Tuesday an unannounced approach to military operations in the country, GOP lawmakers praised President Donald Trump for his new strategy. Sen. John McCain , who is the head of the Senate Armed ...

Four Surviving Barcelona Attack Suspects Appear In Court

MADRID — Four alleged members of a terror cell accused of killing 15 people in attacks in Barcelona and a Spanish resort appeared in court Tuesday, a day after the last missing member of the cell was gunned down by police near Barcelona. The four men were arrested last week for their alleged ...

Afghans Welcome Trump's Harsh Words For Pakistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's harsh words for Pakistan in a speech outlining his strategy for the war-torn country that critics said offered little in the way of details and ruled out nation-building. Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's second most ...

Divers Search USS McCain's Flooded Compartments For 10 Missing Sailors

SINGAPORE — The focus of the search for 10 U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters shifted Tuesday to the damaged destroyer's flooded compartments. The sea search by aircraft and ships from the U.S., Singapore and Malaysian ...

Trump's Arizona Trip Kicks Off Ugly GOP Senate Primary Season

Senate Republicans' primary woes are back, with a Grand Canyon-sized vengeance. President Trump is heading to Arizona for a Tuesday campaign rally where he's expected to take aim at primary-plagued Sen. Jeff Flake . The event marks the unofficial kickoff of a primary election cycle that risks ...

Relegated To Fringe Platforms, White Nationalists Stuck In Own Echo Chamber

The internet's foremost purveyors of racist bile faced an unprecedented backlash in the wake of the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month. White nationalists and other hate groups were kicked off of mainstream social media and web hosting sites in droves, pushing them ...

Trump's Afghan Strategy: 'Killing Terrorists,' Not Nation-Building

President Donald Trump on Monday announced that his administration's strategy for the war in Afghanistan would be predicated upon unannounced military operations, nondisclosure of troop numbers, unfixed schedules and “killing terrorists.” In his first nationally televised prime-time ...

WATCH LIVE: Trump Unveils Afghanistan Strategy In National Address At 9 PM

President Donald Trump is scheduled to outline his new strategy for the war in Afghanistan in a nationally televised speech on Monday at 9 p.m. at Fort Myer in Virginia. Watch live below:

Maine Gov. LePage Sends Handwritten Notes To Critics Of His C'ville Silence

PORTLAND, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage is sending handwritten missives to residents who've written to criticize him for his silence following racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. LePage responded to constituent Darcey Poulin on Aug. 16 by saying, “You must be reading the ...

Virginia Gov. 'Most Likely' To Pursue Removal Of Lee Statue In Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Monday he will most likely submit legislation to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's iconic Monument Avenue. He also told reporters he is considering measures to prevent people from having weapons at highly charged ...

Gianforte To Be Photographed, Fingerprinted For Assaulting Reporter

HELENA, Mont. — A judge has ordered Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter in May, opening the door for the congressman's mug shot to be plastered in opponents' campaign ads in next year's election. Justice Court Judge Rick West on Monday ordered ...

Arizona Gov. To Skip Trump Rally In Favor Of 'Working With Law Enforcement'

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday announced that he will skip President Donald Trump's scheduled campaign-style rally Tuesday in Trump's first visit to the state since he won the presidency. Ducey's spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said in a statement to the Arizona Republic that the governor will ...

'Better Call Saul': Bob Odenkirk, Peter Gould & Gordon Smith Share Updates & Hopes For Season 4 & Beyond

“We're breaking story and we're in episode two-ish,” revealed Emmy-nominated writer-producer Gordon Smith tonight about the status of season 4 for Better Call Saul.  Smith, who received his second Emmy nomination for the AMC/Sony TV series this year sat down with Deadline Senior Editor ...