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By Adam Bernstein Jerry Lewis, who died Aug. 20 at 91, was a comic actor whose rubber-limbed pratfalls, squeaky voice and pipsqueak buffoonery made him one of the most uncontainable screen clowns of all time. His partnership with the suave and assured crooner Dean Martin made them a sensation, easily the most popular comedy team of the mid-20th century. After their b…

By MAGGIE HABERMAN Stephen Bannon, the embattled chief strategist who helped President Donald Trump win the 2016 election but clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers, is leaving his post, a White House spokeswoman announced Friday. “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” the …

By RUSSELL GOLDMAN Police were searching for the driver of a van who killed 13 people and injured scores when he plowed into a busy pedestrian thoroughfare in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday.  Hours later, police fatally shot five suspects in the seaside town of Cambrils, about 60 miles to the southwest. The suspects, who police said were wearing vests with fake exp…

By Michael Birnbaum, William Booth and William Branigin BRUSSELS – Spain came under repeated attack starting Thursday in what authorities called linked terrorist incidents, when a driver swerved a van into crowds in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, killing more than a dozen people and injuring scores of others. Early Friday, an attempted attack unfolded in…

By Michael D. Shear, Glenn Thrush and Maggie Haberman President Donald Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday, abandoned by the nation’s top business executives, contradicted by military leaders and shunned by Republicans outraged by his defense of white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. The br…

By Jena McGregor WASHINGTON – President Trump’s relationship with the American business community suffered a major setback on Wednesday as the president was forced to shut down his major business advisory councils after corporate leaders repudiated his comments on the violence in Charlottesville this weekend. Trump announced the disbanding of the two councils –…

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MAGGIE HABERMAN President Donald Trump angrily defended himself on Tuesday against criticism that he did not specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups following the weekend’s deadly racial unrest in Virginia, and at one point questioned whether the movement to pull down statues of Confederate leaders would escalate to the desecrati…

By Eileen Sullivan and Maggie Haberman WASHINGTON – President Trump shared on Twitter a cartoon on Tuesday morning of a train running over a person with a CNN logo covering the person’s head, three days after a fatal collision in Charlottesville, Va. Trump deleted his retweet minutes later. Trump has been under fire for how he has publicly addressed bloody demons…

By Jena McGregor In a tweet Tuesday morning, President Trump said he has other chief executives ready to succeed the “grandstanders” who stepped down from his manufacturing council in the aftermath of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va. “For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place,” the president tweeted…

By Glenn Thrush WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Monday bowed to overwhelming pressure that he personally condemn white supremacists who incited bloody demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend – labeling their racist views “evil” after two days of equivocal statements. “Racism is evil,” Trump said. “And those who cause violenc…

President Trump delivered a statement Monday afternoon on the weekend's bloody rallies in Charlottesville, Va. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0y55BVXffY This isn't the first time the president has spoken about Charlottesville. On Saturday, in brief remarks at a late-afternoon news conference in New Jersey to discuss veterans’ health care, Trump said he wa…

By Jena McGregor The chief executive of Merck said Monday in a tweet that he was resigning from President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, saying he was doing so “as CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience” and that “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supre…

By Glenn Thrush and Rebecca R. Ruiz BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – White House officials, under siege over President Donald Trump's reluctance to condemn white supremacists for the weekend's bloody rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, tried to clarify his comments Sunday, as critics in both parties intensified demands that he adopt a stronger, more unifying message. A state…

By T. Ress Shapiro, Ellie Silverman, Laura Vozzella and John Woodrow Cox CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — An explosion of violence turned deadly in this normally bucolic university town on Saturday as hundreds of white supremacists clashed with counterprotesters in the streets, and a car — allegedly driven by a young man who had long sympathized with Nazi views — plowed int…