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YOUR PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE

Fact check: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs

President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and n… Read more

Photos: Thousands rally in Virginia on anniversary of Charlottesville clash

White nationalists rallied in a park near the White House to mark the one-year anniversary of the events in Charlottesville that turned int… Read more

8 years of an Obama-Biden 'bromance,' in photos

When then President Barack Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden in January 2017, he referred to him as "the finest… Read more

ON THE TRAIL

After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as is custom, but had also become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump's. Read more

Connecticut's parties pick dueling businessmen for governor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two major political parties chose wealthy businessmen with little to no elective experience as their gubernatorial candidates in the November election. Read more

Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party's savior by running for his old job. Voters instead chose a lesser-known local official who didn't carry the stigma of the GOP establishment or of calling President Donald Trump "unhinged." Read more

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DIGITAL EXCLUSIVES

After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday acted on a threat and revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, citing a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information. Brennan, who served in the Obama administration, had retained his security clearance, as is custom, but had also become an increasingly sharp critic of Trump's. Read more

Connecticut's parties pick dueling businessmen for governor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two major political parties chose wealthy businessmen with little to no elective experience as their gubernatorial candidates in the November election. Read more

Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party's savior by running for his old job. Voters instead chose a lesser-known local official who didn't carry the stigma of the GOP establishment or of calling President Donald Trump "unhinged." Read more