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Trump Comments on Race Open Breach With C.E.O.s, Military and G.O.P.

President Trump was abandoned by executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalists. NYT > Home Page

U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words

The Trump administration opened talks with Canada and Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement by asserting that the current deal had failed. NYT > Americas

Fact check: President Trump's press conference, in context

Trump held a contentious press conference in which he answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn white nationalists.           GANNETT Syndication Service

Trump-backed candidate for Senate heads to Alabama run-off

(Reuters) – A Republican candidate backed by President Donald Trump for a U.S. Senate seat from Alabama is expected to finish a distant second in a primary election on Tuesday,

Trump Defends Initial Remarks on Charlottesville; Again Blames ‘Both Sides’

The president said he did nothing wrong in his first remarks on Saturday following racial unrest in Virginia. NYT > Home Page

Trump says CEOs leaving manufacturing council 'not taking their jobs seriously'

So far, five business leaders have quit Trump's manufacturing advisory council over his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.           GANNETT Syndication Service

U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence

(Reuters) – Undeterred by violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said this week they would step

New Outcry as Trump Rebukes Charlottesville Racists 2 Days Later

President Trump bowed to pressure that he personally condemn white supremacists who incited violence in Virginia, but neither supporters nor critics were satisfied. NYT > Home Page

CEO EXODUS 3 top execs exit Trump council over response

Canada Wants a New Nafta to Include Gender and Indigenous Rights

Canada’s foreign affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, vowed to make the pact “more progressive” during negotiations with Washington, but offered few details. NYT > Americas

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