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After anti-Trump protests, the president's fans organize their own rallies

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NEW YORK Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump are holding rallies in towns and cities across the country on Monday, partly as a rebuttal to waves of anti-Trump protests that have taken place since the Republican's election last November.

Trump seeks 'historic increase' in U.S. defense spending, cuts elsewhere

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he is seeking a "historic increase" in military spending to be funded by cuts elsewhere in government.

Politics, Election 2016, 11:20am EST

U.S. top court rejects challenge to political ad disclosure rules

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld federal disclosure rules for political advertising, rejecting an appeal by a Denver-based libertarian think tank that wanted to run an ad without being forced to divulge its major donors.

Ex-President Bush backs 'welcoming' U.S. immigration policy, free media

WASHINGTON Former Republican U.S. president George W. Bush diverged sharply from Donald Trump's new administration on Monday, saying he supported a welcoming immigration policy and praising the media as "indispensable to democracy."

Politics, Election 2016, 10:52am EST

U.S. top court snubs challenge to death penalty constitutionality

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a direct challenge to the constitutionality of the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment, rejecting an appeal by a Louisiana death row inmate convicted of killing three brothers.

11:11am EST

Tests show driver in Mardi Gras crash was legally drunk, police say

A driver accused of injuring 28 people in New Orleans after plowing a pickup truck into a crowd watching a Mardi Gras parade had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit soon after the crash, police said on Sunday. | Video

Feb 26 2017

American who intervened in shooting that killed Indian says was happy to risk life

A Kansas man wounded when he intervened in a bar room shooting that killed an Indian engineer and injured another said on Sunday he was glad he risked his life in an incident U.S. authorities are investigating as a possible hate crime.

Feb 26 2017

Pennsylvania judge to hear arguments on moving Cosby criminal trial

Lawyers for comedian Bill Cosby return to court on Monday to argue that his sexual assault case has drawn too much publicity to allow for a fair criminal trial in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. | Video

Entertainment, People 10:47am EST

Philadelphia Jewish cemetery desecrated by vandals

About 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia have been knocked over, police said on Sunday, in the latest apparent vandalism incident at a Jewish burial ground in the United States.

Aerospace & Defense Feb 26 2017

Trump's pick for Navy secretary withdraws

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of the Navy withdrew from consideration on Sunday, the second time a Trump nominee to lead one of the armed services bowed out because of government conflict-of-interest rules.

Politics, Election 2016, Feb 26 2017

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