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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, during a news Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. And now Trump is coming back to Arizona at another crucial moment in his presidency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Trump won’t pardon Arpaio today

- The Washington Times

President Trump won’t pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a rally in Phoenix Tuesday night, the White House said as Mr. Trump was en route to Arizona.

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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. And now Trump is coming back to Arizona at another crucial moment in his presidency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Nation's political split on display at Trump Phoenix visit

- Associated Press

The nation's political split over President Donald Trump is expected to be on full display Tuesday as hard-core backers of the Republican president flood into the Phoenix Convention Center and police brace for protests from opponents outside.

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly takes questions from the media after speaking Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at the UAW in Anderson. Ind. as part of his "Hoosier Highways" RV tour to launch his re-election campaign.  (Don Knight/The Herald-Bulletin via AP)

Sen. Joe Donnelly launches re-election bid

- The Washington Times

Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana on Monday made it official that he is seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate, casting himself as a bipartisan lawmaker who is willing to work across the aisle to make life better for his constituents.

Ryan says Trump "messed up" but opposes censure

- Associated Press

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for violence and that there were "very fine people" among those marching to protect Confederate statues.

Anthony Rutherford listens during his arraignment in court in Waterbury, Conn., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Rutherford is accused of killing an anti-domestic violence activist and her 9-year-old daughter. (Steven Valenti/The Republican-American via AP, Pool)

Slain woman became anti-violence activist after sister died

- Associated Press

A woman who was found slain along with her young daughter last week had become an anti-domestic violence activist after her sister was killed four years ago, and authorities allege both women were killed by their boyfriends.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, following a House GOP Caucus. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Speaker Ryan denounces 'moral relativism' on neo-Nazis

- The Washington Times

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Monday that the white supremacists who have gained such a high profile in recent weeks remain "only on the fringes" of American life, but said the country cannot tolerate any attempts to show moral relativism.

People participate in an anti-racism rally in Laguna Beach, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. Hundreds of people rallied at Southern California beaches to condemn racism in the wake of the deadly events in Charlottesville, Va. (Mark G. Davis via AP)

3 arrests, but rally largely peaceful at California beach

Associated Press

Authorities reported three arrests at a rally in California's Laguna Beach where a small group of people demonstrating against illegal immigration were outnumbered by hundreds of counterprotesters denouncing racism.