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Steve Bannon, Controversial Aide to Trump, Is Out

President Donald Trump ousted chief strategist Steve Bannon, as newly minted Chief of Staff John Kelly sought to bring order to an administration riven by infighting and power struggles, and increasingly at odds with congressional leaders.

Boston Sets Restrictions for Saturday Protests

Boston officials will permit a rally organized by a right-wing group Saturday, but with tight rules on what rallygoers and counterprotesters can bring to the event.

Illinois Program Offers a Room for That First Night Out of Jail

Cook County Jail and nonprofit partners have launched a program that houses newly released inmates at risk of addiction or homelessness overnight, while linking them with social services to provide a softer landing.

A Viewer's Guide to How, When and Where to Watch the Eclipse

On Monday, a swath of the U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse, spurring gatherings around the country to watch the rare celestial event. Here are a few facts for skygazers.

If 'P@$$w0rd1' Is So Simple to Figure Out, Then What?

If computer users devise a random password with a mix of characters and case, it will hard to guess. But most don't because random strings are difficult to remember.

ACLU Decision Puts Spotlight on Guns at Protests

A decision by the American Civil Liberties Union to distance itself from groups that protest with firearms highlighted a clash of rights that has grown common as states have lowered barriers to carrying guns.

Maryland Removes Second Taney Statue Overnight

A monument to former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who wrote the pro-slavery “Dred Scott” decision, was on State House grounds in Annapolis.

Bannon Returns to Breitbart

Steve Bannon, the conservative media executive turned chief adviser to President Donald Trump, is rejoining Breitbart News after leaving the White House amid a political shake-up, the site announced.

Carl Icahn Resigns as Special Adviser to President

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn resigned his position as special adviser to President Donald Trump on Friday, saying he didn't want “partisan bickering” to cloud the work of the administration.

Trump Pressures Courts on Border Restrictions, Says U.S. Must Be 'Tough'

In a series of tweets in the wake of the Spain attacks, President Donald Trump said U.S. courts should clear the way for his administration to implement its border-security efforts.

States Need to Modernize the Polling Place, but Funding Is Scarce

Federal money set aside to help states upgrade their voting equipment is running out, at a time when many states are seeking to replace aging machines and further fortify against cyberattacks.

Congress Weighs Expanding FDA Power to Regulate Beauty Products

After years of reports that hair-straightening treatments containing formaldehyde have sickened salon workers and customers, the FDA may soon gain new authority to regulate beauty products.

Photo Gives Clear Picture of White House Turnover

A photo taken about a week after Inauguration Day and widely recirculated on social media after Steve Bannon's departure underscores the scope of the changes in the West Wing.

Stakeholders Ask NYC to Make Effort to Preserve Garment District Spaces

A report from a committee of Garment District stakeholders recommends that potential repeals of zoning protections in the Midtown Manhattan district be tied to the preservation of manufacturing space there.

De Blasio Pledges to Remove Plaque Honoring Nazi Collaborator

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to remove a plaque commemorating Philippe Pétain, the leader of Vichy France, from the city's Canyon of Heroes, as leaders across the nation debate the future of monuments and statues honoring controversial figures.

Trump Defends Confederate Statues in Wake of Charlottesville Violence

President Donald Trump defended the “beautiful” statues commemorating Confederate leaders and lamented efforts to remove them, weighing in on an issue central to the weekend's deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va.

ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms

The American Civil Liberties Union will no longer defend hate groups seeking to protest with firearms and will screen clients more closely for the potential of violence at their rallies, following the clashes in Charlottesville, Va., the group's executive director said.

USS Fitzgerald Crash: 'Nothing Separated Berthing 2 From the Onrushing Sea'

In a detailed and gripping report, the U.S. Navy said heroic efforts by sailors saved lives after the USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo vessel off Japan in June.

Apartment Fires Tied to Cheaper, Wood-Based Construction

A number of fires have erupted at apartment complexes under construction that use wooden frames instead of ones made of metal, raising questions about the lower-cost building technique.

Some School Districts Opt to Cancel Classes During Eclipse

Some school districts, looking to keep students safe while diminishing their legal liability, are keeping them home or indoors when the solar eclipse makes its appearance Monday.

Students Who Took Private Loans Through Corinthian Eligible for Relief

Former Corinthian Colleges Inc. students who took out 46,000 private loans through the now-defunct school will be eligible for $192 million in loan relief, based on a settlement announced by 13 state attorneys general and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Wisconsin Assembly Approves Tax Incentives for Foxconn

The Wisconsin State Assembly voted to approve a $3 billion tax-incentive package for Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group to build a display-panel plant in the state.

Bannon Interview Raises New Questions About His Standing

Steve Bannon's standing as White House chief strategist took a hit after a liberal political magazine published an extended interview in which he said President Donald Trump's pro-business advisers were “wetting themselves” and dismissed the potential for military action in North Korea.

Trump's Jabs at Lawmakers Fire Up GOP Senators

President Donald Trump's specific attacks on about a half-dozen U.S. senators, all but one of whom are fellow Republicans, in just the past four weeks are prompting senators to protect their own while casting a wary eye at an unpredictable White House.

White House Pulls Plug on Infrastructure Advisory Panel

The White House pulled the plug on a planned council that was to advise President Trump on rebuilding the nation's infrastructure, an apparent victim of the Charlottesville furor.

Pence Says U.S. Still Interested in Bilateral Deals in Latin America

Vice President Mike Pence, in Panama to conclude his Latin American tour, said the U.S. appreciates its strong trade ties to the region and is still interested in bilateral deals.

CIA Psychologists, Ex-Detainees, Reach Settlement Over Harsh Interrogations

Three former Central Intelligence Agency detainees and their families have reached a settlement with two psychologists they accused of being the architects of the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques.

U.S. Industrial Output Up Modestly in July

U.S. industrial output picked up modestly in July, according to Federal Reserve figures that were inadvertently released early Thursday.

U.S. Jobless Claims Dropped to 232,000 Last Week

The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week from already low levels, a sign of health in the U.S. labor market.

New York Pizza Makers Look to Rome for Inspiration

A number of New York pizza makers are now offering the classic treat with different geometry: Their “pies” aren't pie-shaped.

San Francisco Art Dealer Asks $35 Million for Prospective House

Serge Sorokko said he chose architect Stanley Saitowitz to design the Tiburon, Calif., house, which is due to be completed in 2019.

Cuomo Wants Army to Rename Streets on Brooklyn Base

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday urged acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy to remove names of Confederate generals from streets on the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn.

Trump's Business Councils Disband After CEOs Defect

Business leaders disbanded two CEO councils created by the White House, a move they said was protesting Donald Trump's failure to sufficiently condemn racism, marking a dramatic break between U.S. companies and a president who has sought close ties with them.

Trump's Business Councils Disband After CEOs Defect

Business leaders disbanded two CEO councils created by the White House, a move they said was protesting Donald Trump's failure to sufficiently condemn racism, marking a dramatic break between U.S. companies and a president who has sought close ties with them.​

In New Political Status Quo, Big Business Bucks the Right

The schism that has opened between Corporate America and President Trump might look like an outlier, but in fact, big business has increasingly parted ways with Republicans on noneconomic issues, writes Greg Ip.

The New Right-Wing Extremism: Unified, Tech-Savvy and Emboldened

The violent rally in Virginia signals how the white-nationalist movement, until recently fragmented, is uniting its disparate forces with help from the web and new leaders.

Gender 'Bathroom Bill' Dies Again in Texas

A bill that would have regulated bathroom use for transgender people died in the Texas legislature Tuesday, as a 29-day special session came to a close without addressing many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott's legislative priorities.

Builders Pull Back on Home Construction Despite Strong Demand

The apartment-construction boom is coming to an end, and builders aren't ramping up single-family construction quickly enough to fill the void.

White House: Health-Insurer Payments Will Be Made in August

The Trump administration said the federal government would make a set of payments to insurers for August, despite threats from the president that the funding would be halted.

Trump's Remarks Rattle His Staff, Threaten Agenda

President Donald Trump's comments faulting both sides in Saturday's deadly white nationalist protest in Virginia rattled his staff and risk setting back his policy agenda in Congress, lawmakers and administration aides said.

Trump Set to Roll Back Obama-Era Contraception Rule

The Trump administration is poised to unwind an Obama-era requirement that employee health benefits include contraception, which will spark a fresh round of litigation over an issue that has been before courts for six years.

Donald Trump Names Hope Hicks as Interim Communications Director

President Donald Trump named longtime aide Hope Hicks as interim communications director on Wednesday, giving one of the White House's key behind-the-scenes staffers more responsibility in a corner of the West Wing that has seen heavy turnover and instability.

U.S. Believes North Korea Produces Its Own Rocket Engines

Experts have questioned if Kim Jong Un's regime obtained Soviet-designed rocket engines through illicit channels in Ukraine or Russia, but a U.S. intelligence official said Washington thinks Pyongyang can produce its own.

Trump's Charlottesville Stance: Teleprompter vs. Unscripted

In a scripted statement Monday, President Donald Trump condemned white supremacists for the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va. But in an unscripted press conference on Tuesday, he changed his stance. Here's a comparison. Photo: Getty

Group Pitches Plan to Fix NYC Commute 'Crisis'

The Regional Plan Association says major infrastructure projects need to be adjusted to increase capacity for people using rail and bus service to commute into Manhattan's business district.

Westchester County Executive Vetoes Bill to Protect Illegal Immigrants

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino on Wednesday vetoed legislation aimed at protecting illegal immigrants because he believes it could result in the county being labeled as a sanctuary municipality.

Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues Overnight

The city of Baltimore removed several Confederate monuments overnight in a move that city officials didn't announce ahead of time.

Teachers Struggle With Line Between Free Speech and Hate Speech

Educators are grappling with how to encourage free speech without fostering hate speech, after a man who allegedly espoused pro-Nazi views in high school was charged with murder in the aftermath of the weekend's white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

How New Science Standards Avoided the Backlash of Common Core

Learning from the pushback created when the government nudged states on Common Core academic standards, supporters of new science guidelines tried a different focus: “For States, By States.”

U.S. Housing Starts Dropped in July

U.S. housing starts fell last month, driven by a pullback in multifamily construction, declining 4.8% in July from the prior month, while residential building permits fell 4.1%.