Removing Confederate monuments is ‘foolish,’ Trump says

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President Donald Trump expressed disappointment on Thursday that “beautiful” statues of Confederate leaders were being removed.

FILE - In this July 27, 2017 file photo, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Graham says President Donald Trump's comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, are dividing Americans instead of healing them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

‘Please fix this’: Graham slams Trump over handling of Va. violence

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham issued a blistering statement in response to President Donald Trump’s tweets.

President Trump has in the past made detailed — but false — claims about how General John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing’ dealt with insurgents in the Philippines.

Trump again makes false claims about Pershing’s treatment of Muslims

Less than three hours after a terrorist attack in Barcelona, the president repeated a false assertion he also made last year.

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in front of a portrait of George Washington, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington. Both were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. Is it really so far-fetched to put Robert E. Lee in the same category as George Washington, as President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017? (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump abandons plans to form an infrastructure council

It’s the third such industry council to be eliminated by the White House this week after the backlash to the president’s comments on Charlottesville.

// How does Steve Bannon feel about Charlottesville?

The interview, conducted during an unsolicited call, Steve Bannon wrote off ethno-nationalism as nothing more than a “fringe element.”

Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans.

BPD wants cooperation from college students ahead of rally

“Student behavior off campus will be regarded the same as if it were on campus,” Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans wrote.

// State leaders condemn white nationalism, neo-Nazism

Beacon Hill’s three most influential figures issued a bipartisan response to last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Opinion | Charlie Baker and Martin J. Walsh

// No tolerance for intimidation or violence here

Public officials must denounce evil ideas and guard against the threats to safety and democracy.

// ‘Super delegate’ proposal could help Baker

The prospect set off some angry words from the camp of one of the US Senate candidates.

Felilx D. Arroyo, whose annual salary is close to $140,000, was suspended two years into his six-year term.

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Suffolk Register of Probate to return from suspension

Felix D. Arroyo will resume his post Oct. 2, according to a memo from Paula M. Carey, chief justice of the Trial Court.

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Under fire — from GOP — Trump digs in on Confederate icons

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Trump lashed out at members of his own party.

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Cleveland Clinic will pull event from Mar-a-Lago resort

A leading US hospital pulled its annual fund-raiser from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort on Thursday, reversing course after initially resisting pressure from health professionals and others.


Trump comments on race open breach with CEOs, military, and GOP

President Trump found himself increasingly isolated in a racial crisis of his own making on Wednesday.

Ousted Suffolk president compares herself to Reince Priebus

In a 371-word Facebook post, Margaret McKenna criticized the university’s efforts to reform its board and search for a new president.

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