Libertarian nominee blames ‘troll army’ for rumor that running mate might quit

Friends of William Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts whose presence on the Libertarian ticket has given boosts in fundraising and gravitas, have said for days that Donald Trump’s recovery in the polls had given him second thoughts about running as a “spoiler.” Weld has called that “wishful thinking,” and at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, the party’s presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, dismissed the rumors with an unprintable word.

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Saturday Protest march

Protesters march to CMPD headquarters in uptown Charlotte.
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Saturday Protest march 1:04

Saturday Protest march

Traffic backed up for miles on I-26 west after tanker accident near Harbison 1:11

Traffic backed up for miles on I-26 west after tanker accident near Harbison

Schools in Denmark-Olar are old and inadequate, a problem in many rural districts 1:53

Schools in Denmark-Olar are old and inadequate, a problem in many rural districts

Postgame comments from Gilbert's 56-27 win over Dreher 2:18

Postgame comments from Gilbert's 56-27 win over Dreher