In the racially divided US state of Mississippi, a battle has begun over the state's flag — which contains the emblem of the pro-slavery Confederacy. It's set to be a major showdown in an election year that's taking on a more and more racial tone.
US President Trump has said he backs the conclusion of intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Trump tried to distance himself from remarks suggesting he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The oldest son of US President Donald Trump revealed direct messages with WikiLeaks' Twitter account. The material has been submitted to congressional committees looking at Russia's involvement in the US election.
Donald Trump's election win a year ago was a watershed moment. It showed an utterly incompetent politician can become president by appealing to voters' base instincts. But he could be just a harbinger of things to come.
News reports have emerged alleging Hillary Clinton's campaign funded compromising research into Trump during the 2016 presidential election. Trump had repeatedly denied the validity of the research's findings.
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