President Trump, speaking Friday in Alabama, called on NFL owners to fire players who kneel during the national anthem. (Victoria Walker/Post)
The president continued his three-day crusade by renewing his demand for action against players who kneel during the national anthem in an effort to protest police violence against minorities. Patriots CEO Robert Kraft, a friend of Trump who gave him a Super Bowl ring during a White House visit, condemned the president’s comments, saying that players “help bring people together” and “I support their right to peacefully affect social change.”
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Commissioner Roger Goodell and others in the league are getting it right by responding to the president’s baiting comments with civility.
A Post-ABC poll finds 37 percent of adults trust President Trump either “a great deal” or “a good amount” to responsibly handle the situation with North Korea, while 42 percent trust the commander in chief “not at all.” By comparison, 72 percent trust U.S. military leaders, including 43 percent saying they trust them “a great deal.”
Only 8 percent of Americans surveyed think North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can act responsibly. A war of words this past week between Kim and Trump may have opened a potentially dangerous new chapter in the North Korea crisis.
Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said President Trump’s “rocket man” insult for Kim Jong Un makes a military clash more likely. Trump responded to Ri’s comments in a tweet Saturday night: “If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!”
Republican leaders are trying to rally support for the latest attempt at replacing Obamacare. But even some senators who back the bill sound ready for a new option.
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Zaire Kelly, 16, stabbed a would-be robber, who then shot the teen in the head, police said.
The hotel chain’s decision to host the event comes after other corporations have publicly refused to do business with white supremacists and hate groups.
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Maryland will pay owners up to $60,000 to move, but many businesses said that won't cover their relocation costs.
The freshman, who had been lauded as something of a savior for the Terps in recent weeks, has now joined the long, tortured tradition of Maryland quarterbacks cut down by injury.
Daniel Murphy’s blast in the 10th inning was Washington’s 206th homer of the season.
Critics argue that the industry holds itself to one standard and its customers to another.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to keep her job, even as the anti-Islam AfD is poised to make gains. 
“If we win, we will struggle to establish Islamic rule,” said one leader.
Analysts said the exercise was a chance for the Kremlin to shoot a message straight to the Pentagon that Russia has a formidable fighting force that must be reckoned with.
Edgar H. Smith
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Mr. Smith was released in 1971 in a case involving the 1957 death of a 15-year-old high school cheerleader, and he became a cause celebre, only to return to prison for another gruesome assault.
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Lukas Cavar said he licked the cave walls for water to survive. The Indiana University freshman said he doesn't plan to go caving again.
“We’ve heard the concerns,” the Health and Human Services secretary said Saturday in the wake of Politico reports that he had taken at least two dozen charter flights since early May, costing taxpayers about $300,000.
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