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Trump expected to announce small troop increase for Afghanistan in prime-time address
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President Trump was preparing Monday evening to rally the nation in support of a new strategy for the U.S. war in Afghanistan, taking greater ownership of a protracted conflict that he had long dismissed as a waste of time and resources. Trump was ...
Trump Advances New Strategy to Seek Victory in AfghanistanNew York Times
Why the US got involved in Afghanistan, and why it's been difficult to get outABC News
Mike Pence: Donald Trump's new American strategy for Afghanistan will undo past failuresUSA TODAY
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A Total Solar Eclipse Leaves a Nation in Awe
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CHARLESTON, S.C. — The United States basked in the glory of a total eclipse on Monday, as the moon's shadow swept from the rocky beaches of Oregon to the marshes of South Carolina. Over an hour and a half, along a 70-mile-wide ribbon of land, in tiny ...
The solar eclipse transformed America, at least for a few momentsWashington Post
'A primal experience': Solar eclipse dazzles Americans across the countryChicago Tribune
Rare Coast-to-Coast Total Solar Eclipse Thrills Millions Across
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Father of Steubenville football player convicted of rape shoots judge outside courtroom
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Jefferson ...
Ohio judge shot in 'ambush' carried out by father of man convicted in Steubenville rape case, officials sayWashington Post
Judge shot outside Ohio courthouse returns fire; suspect killedCNN
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Top Navy admiral orders fleetwide investigation following latest collision at sea
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SEOUL — The Navy's top admiral on Monday ordered a fleetwide review of seamanship and training in the Pacific after the service's fourth major accident at sea this year, a collision of the USS John S. McCain off Singapore that left 10 sailors missing.
After Dangerous Collisions, Navy Will Pause for Safety CheckNew York Times
US Navy announces fleet-wide probe after new warship collision; 10 sailors missingReuters
USS McCain the 4th Navy warship to crash in Asia this yearABC News
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Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family Sept. 30
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The Secret Service said Monday that it has enough money to cover the cost of protecting President Trump and his family through the end of September, but after that the agency will hit a federally mandated cap on salaries and overtime unless Congress ...
Secret Service can't pay agents for Trump and his family, report saysCNN
Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large familyUSA TODAY
Secret Service director cleans up comments on Trump travel demandsPolitico
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WashPost Poll: Majority of Republicans Back Trump's Charlottesville Reaction
"A majority of self-identified Republicans — more than 6 in 10 — approve of Trump's response to the protests, according to the Post-ABC poll, while about 2 in 10 disapprove and the same share offer no opinion," the Post reported. Trump last Tuesday ...

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Texas man charged with trying to bomb a Confederate statue in Houston
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Federal authorities said Monday that a Houston man was charged with attempting to bomb a statue in that city honoring a Confederate military figure. The charges, filed Sunday and made public Monday, come as officials across the country have grappled ...
Texas man charged with trying to blow up Confederate statueReuters
Houston man arrested, accused of attempting to blow up Confederate statueCNN
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Trump, cancel your Phoenix rally
Raul A. Reyes is an attorney and member of the USA Today board of contributors. Follow him on Twitter @RaulAReyes. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) President Trump, please stay away from Phoenix.
As Trump heads to Arizona, GOP leaders want him out of Jeff Flake's Senate raceWashington Post
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McConnell undercuts Trump's claim: 'Most news is not fake'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday undercut one of President Donald Trump's most-repeated claims, telling a group at the Louisville Chamber of Commerce that "most news is not fake." Trump has consistently hammered media organizations ...
McConnell: 'America is not going to default'Washington Post
Mnuchin's Fort Knox Quip: 'I Assume the Gold Is Still There'Bloomberg
McConnell: Path on healthcare 'murky'The Hill (blog)
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Girl in Slender Man stabbing case pleads guilty to lesser charge
MILWAUKEE — One of the two Wisconsin girls charged in the 2014 Slender Man stabbing, pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge and will proceed to trial only on whether her mental condition should make her legally responsible. Anissa Weier's attorney ...
Wisconsin Teen Pleads Guilty in Stabbing Attack Inspired by 'Slender Man'TIME
Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in 'Slender Man' stabbing attackLos Angeles Times
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