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President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Lebanon prime minister: ‘Trump understands’

- The Washington Times

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday rejected the notion his tiny and diverse country — home to both Sunni and Shia Muslim populations as well as Christians — is jammed in the middle of a growing Middle East power struggle between the Sunni Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shia-dominated Iran.

Trump skeptical of Obama’s political boast

- The Washington Times

President-elect Donald Trump took aim at President Obama’s political prowess Tuesday, pointing out that Mr. Obama couldn’t sway voters in key battleground states during the presidential campaign.

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GOP senator questions Trump's moral authority to lead the country

- The Washington Times

Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina called into question President Trump's moral authority and his ability to lead the country on Sunday, adding to the backlash the president is facing after his botched remarks following the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.

Sen. Scott: How Trump can regain his moral authority

Associated Press

Sen. Tim Scott says President Donald Trump can regain his moral authority on the issue of race by spending time with people who have lived through the nation's difficult racial past.

210-year-old seminary merging with Yale Divinity School

Associated Press

A 210-year-old seminary outside Boston will be packing up for Yale University, a move that will unite two institutions with deep historical ties and shore up the finances of the Andover Newton Theological School.

Vermont Guard chief condemns racism

Associated Press

The head of the Vermont National Guard is joining other military service leaders in condemning racism following the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.