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Trump blames the media for uproar over Charlottesville

President Donald Trump looked to the crowd before speaking for more than an hour Tuesday night at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center.

At a rally in Phoenix, President Donald Trump blamed the media Tuesday for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counterprotester.

Deadline looms for Congress to reauthorize insurance program for low-income kids

When federal lawmakers return to work in September, they will have until the end of the month to hammer out the entire 2018 federal budget and avoid a government shutdown. Then, if there’s time before Sept. 30, Congress needs to lock in another two years’ worth of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Federal lawmakers have until the end of September to renew funds for the CHIP program.

Former detective pleads guilty in tax-refund scheme

A former Tampa police detective faces up to 10 years in prison for her part in a tax-refund scheme.

Judge allows money laundering charges against Backpage execs

A California judge is allowing money laundering charges against the creators of a website that prosecutors have labeled an online brothel.

The Latest: Lawmakers debate ability to question regulators

The Latest on the abandonment of a nuclear power project in South Carolina (all times local):

Chicago Police Superintendent getting new kidney from son

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is poised to receive a new kidney — from his son.

The Latest: FTC won't block Amazon's takeover of Whole Foods

The Latest on Amazon's deal to acquire Whole Foods (all times local):

Sen. Klobuchar talks politics on The Daily Show
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on The Daily Show Tuesday night to talk about getting things done in Congress, lowering drug prices and the direction of the Democratic party.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar to appear on 'The Daily Show' tonight
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar will appear on "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" at 10 p.m. today. She'll be the second Minnesota politician in recent months to appear, after Rep. Ilhan Omar came on in July.

The Latest: Venezuela is a dictatorship, exiles tell Pence

The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit in South Florida to meet with Venezuelan exiles. (all times local):

Parks Service issues permit for San Francisco rally

Federal authorities on Wednesday issued a permit to a politically conservative group for a Saturday afternoon rally in San Francisco that local officials fear could turn violent.

Confederate names at Naval Academy could face rough seas

At the U.S. Naval Academy, where the names of the nation's military heroes adorn many buildings, two structures honor the memory of American naval officers who fought against the United States of America.

The Latest: Virginia GOP apologizes for tweet about Democrat

The Latest on protests against Confederate monuments that have occurred in the aftermath of deadly violence at a Virginia rally by white nationalists (all times local):

Wrapped: Charlottesville covers Confederate statues in black

Workers in Charlottesville draped giant black covers over two statues of Confederate generals on Wednesday to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally.

EPA taps Alabama business lobbyist to lead Southeast region

A business lobbyist and ex-environmental regulator has been tapped as the new regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection office that oversees eight Southeastern states.

Feds: Nuclear fuel processing alternative would take 8 years

It would take nearly eight years to remove one metric ton of plutonium from South Carolina as promised under longstanding agreements, using a proposed alternative method, according to the federal government.

US stock indexes sag as a two-day rally peters out

Stocks retreated on Wednesday and gave back some of their gains from a day earlier, when the Standard & Poor's 500 index had one of its best days of the year.

West Wing update includes new paint, carpet and eagles

The West Wing has fresh paint on the walls, new carpet underfoot, cool, crisp air and more than a few new eagle decorations.

'Sci-fi to real life': US invests $17 million in laser tech

The U.S. Defense Department is making another multimillion-dollar investment in high-energy lasers that have the potential to destroy enemy drones and mortars, disrupt communication systems and provide military forces with other portable, less costly options on the battlefield.