Trump digs in on divisive tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

President Donald Trump speaks during a Made in America showcase event on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'Many people agree with me': Trump digs in amid criticism of his racist tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

FILE - In this July 4, 2019 file photo, a group of asylum seekers cross the border between El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, Thursday, July 4, 2019. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

The Trump administration is moving to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants who pass through Mexico

Trump to Democratic congresswomen of color: Leave U.S.

In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during the fourth annual Citywide Iftar Dinner in Austin, Texas. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. He didn’t identify the women but was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.  (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Trump assails Democratic congresswomen of color, saying they should leave the country

House Democrats' racially charged infighting escalates

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.., gestures while testifying before the House Oversight Committee hearing on family separation and detention centers, Friday, July 12, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

An all-out racially-charged fight within the House Democratic caucus escalated Saturday when an African American freshman lawmaker said the party doesn't need "any more black voices that don't want to be a black voice."

'She is not a racist': Trump defends Pelosi in spat with Ocasio-Cortez

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

In the latest chapter of President Donald Trump's love-hate relationship with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the president said Friday that Pelosi is "not a racist," defending her against comments made earlier this week by Rep. Alexandria...

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Labor Secretary Acosta resigns amid Epstein deal scrutiny

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media with Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 12, 2019, before Trump boards Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Wisconsin.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta is resigning from President Donald Trump's Cabinet amid scrutiny of his handling of a secret plea deal with a financier accused of sexually underage girls

New details on separated children as House Democrats testify

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, listens as Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., tells Yazmin Juárez, that she did not cause the death of her daughter Mariee, 1, who died after being released from detention by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as Juárez testified at a House Oversight Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee hearing on treatment of immigrant children at the southern border, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Democrats reveal distressing new details about migrant children separated from families at US-Mexico border with 4 liberal freshmen set to testify on border conditions

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. Legal wrangling has surrounded the U.S. census count for decades, culminating in this year’s fight over adding a citizenship question. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)

Trump expected to announce new executive action during news conference on the 2020 census and his push to include a citizenship question

Rough total for Trump's July Fourth extravaganza: $5.4M

President Donald Trump speaks during an Independence Day celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The cost estimates are in on the tanks, fireworks and portable toilets, and the first rough total possible for President Donald Trump's July Fourth extravaganza: $5.4 million

House panel authorizes subpoenas tied to Mueller report

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrives for a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The House Judiciary Committee has voted to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions

US appeals court sides with Trump in lawsuit involving hotel

This Dec. 21, 2016, file photo, shows the arched facade of The Trump International Hotel at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,  in Washington. A federal appeals court has ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency. In a significant legal victory for Trump, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, overturned a ruling by a federal judge in Maryland who ruled last year that the lawsuit could move forward. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

A federal appeals court has ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his D.C. hotel

'Middle Class Joe' Biden earned $15.6 million in two years after leaving vice presidency

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event in Sumter, S.C, on Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Joe Biden on Tuesday reported earning $15.6 million in family income over the past two years, making him the highest earner among the top competitors for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Billionaire Steyer launches presidential campaign after saying he wouldn't

In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo, billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer speaks during a news conference where he announced his decision not to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa.  Steyer is now joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would not run. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Reversing course, billionaire investor and activist Tom Steyer decides to launch Democratic presidential bid after all

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Preston crash leads to DWI arrest

State police arrested a New Jersey man on drunken driving and other charges early Sunday after they say he crashed his car and then fled.

Officials: Pedestrian seriously injured in New London rollover crash

Firefighters said they took two people to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after a pickup truck struck a pedestrian and rolled over in front of Goodyear Monday morning.

Motorcyclist injured in East Lyme crash

The motorcyclist was brought by ambulance Saturday to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and then flown by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital after the 7:40 p.m. crash.

Man shot, police search for suspect in New London

New London police Chief Peter Reichard arrives during a search taking place Saturday, July 13, 2019, at a multifamily home at 207 Jefferson Ave. in New London for a suspect in a shooting that took place a few blocks away on Walden Avenue.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A manhunt was underway Saturday in New London for the suspect in a shooting that left a man with life-threatening wounds.

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Brendan Scott, 9, visiting from Massachusetts, cartwheels off the shore into Alewife Cove on Monday, July 15, 2019, while playing with his twin sister Jillian and dad Joe, at left, at Waterford Beach Park.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Brendan Scott, 9, visiting from Massachusetts, cartwheels off the shore into Alewife Cove on Monday while playing at Waterford Beach Park. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Kentucky Derby defendants ask judge to dismiss charges

The five defendants charged in federal indictments with conspiracy and theft in connection with lavish trips to the Kentucky Derby argued that the entire criminal case should be dismissed.

Norwich City Council debates, then makes Board of Education appointment

Former Norwich school board member Kevin Saythany was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board of Education.