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Protests expected at Trump's Phoenix rally, senators will not attend


YUMA, Ariz. Arizona's two U.S. senators, who have both clashed with President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, were expected to skip his campaign rally on Tuesday night in Phoenix, where large protests are planned.

Charlottesville to cover Confederate statues after chaotic meeting

City councilors in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted unanimously on Tuesday to cover two statues of Confederate war heroes in black fabric after ejecting spectators from a chaotic council meeting as residents demanded answers over how a recent white nationalist rally turned deadly.

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Missouri governor halts execution to examine questions over DNA

CHICAGO Missouri Governor Eric Greitens halted the execution of a man scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday for killing a woman during a burglary after his attorneys argued that recent DNA evidence showed he is innocent. | Video

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Los Angeles seeks to join lawsuit over U.S. sanctuary policies

SAN FRANCISCO The city of Los Angeles on Tuesday sought to join a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over federal restrictions on some law enforcement grants to so-called sanctuary cities, according to a court filing.

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Commuter train slams into parked train car near Philadelphia, 33 hurt

A one-car commuter train slammed into an unoccupied parked train car at a station near Philadelphia on Tuesday, injuring 33 people, a National Transportation Safety Board official said. | Video

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Trump not to pardon former Sheriff Arpaio during Arizona trip: White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE President Donald Trump will not issue a pardon on Tuesday for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio during his trip to Arizona, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

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U.S. divers find body remains in hull of damaged destroyer

SINGAPORE U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers on Tuesday found some human remains inside sections of a U.S. guided-missile destroyer that collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said. | Video

After solar eclipse, Americans' eyes seem mostly none the worse

Eye doctors who had braced themselves for at least a few patients after a dazzling solar eclipse swept the United States cautiously exhaled on Tuesday, with some hospitals reporting zero cases of damaged vision so far.

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Treasury secretary's wife apologizes for Instagram sniping

The wife of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Tuesday apologized for sniping at a critic on social media site Instagram who called her "deplorable" for a post highlighting her expensive clothing as she exited a government plane.

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Pennsylvania judge delays Cosby sex assault retrial till March

NORRISTOWN, Pa. Comedian Bill Cosby's retrial on charges of sexually assaulting a former Temple University administrator in 2004 at his Philadelphia-area home will be postponed from November to March of next year, a judge said on Tuesday. | Video

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