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President Trump delivers remarks on America's military involvement in Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Va., on Monday.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 04:26

After 16 years in Afghanistan, the U.S. can neither declare victory nor disengage. So the president calls for more troops, more time, more sacrifice — with no way of knowing how much might be enough.

U.S. troops walk outside their base in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, on July 7. President Trump has presented a new approach to the conflict there.
Tue, 08/22/2017 - 04:00

The president went against what he called his own instincts by agreeing to an open-ended extension of America's longest war.

Crowds gathered to watch the solar eclipse at Saluki Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 21:10

If you heeded all the warnings, you're likely fine. But spots or blurred vision that shows up 12 hours later or the next day might be a sign the sun's direct rays permanently hurt the retina.

President Trump is giving an update on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan on Monday night.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:48

The president is addressing the nation about U.S. engagement in the country on Monday night. Watch the speech and read a transcript of his remarks with annotations by NPR journalists.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:07

Many of the groups cited controversy about recent comments by President Trump that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Anhydrous ammonia tanks in a newly planted wheat field.  Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, though, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer. It won't be easy.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:58

Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, though, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer. It won't be easy.

Activists celebrate outside the Constitutional Court in Santiago, Chile, on Monday. The court approved a measure to ease the country's strict abortion ban by decriminalizing the procedure in certain cases.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:49

Chilean lawmakers passed a bill earlier this month adding three exceptions to its ban on the procedure. Still, the bill was in limbo — until the Constitutional Court approved it as law Monday.

Plastic pink flamingos wear solar eclipse viewing glasses at a campsite near Hopkinsville, Ky.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:21

A total solar eclipse crossed the entire country earlier today. Many Americans were treated to a rare and stunning view.

Candles and flowers left at the makeshift memorial for the victims of Friday's stabbings at the Turku Market Square, Finland.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:46

Police in Finland say the man suspected of killing two people and injuring six others in the city of Turku Friday is an 18-year old Moroccan citizen who was previously known to authorities.

Madsen in Copenhagen's harbor, shortly after his rescue on Aug. 11.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:19

Peter Madsen pushed off in his submarine with a Swedish journalist, but by the time he was rescued, she was gone. Now, he says she died onboard — but the admission is stirring even more questions.

President Trump announces his South Asia strategy, saying that conditions on the ground in Afghanistan, not timetables, will dictate decisions.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:18

After months of deliberation, a reluctant president is expected to increase the American military presence by about 4,000 troops after 16 years of war with no end in sight.

South Africa granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe after she was accused of assaulting a young woman at a Johannesburg hotel. Above, Mugabe addresses a youth rally in June.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:28

An opposition party called the government's decision "a complete disgrace." Zimbabwe's first lady is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model with an extension cord at a Johannesburg hotel.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:57

When part of a Chinese street cratered, one unfortunate scooter rider failed to notice. We're fortunate he emerged unscathed — and fortunate, too, that his strange plunge was caught on camera.

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:46

Catalan police confirmed that the man they shot and killed in the town of Subirats was Younes Abouyaaqoub, the alleged driver of the van that hit and killed pedestrians in Barcelona.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk across the tarmac before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport Sunday to return to Washington.
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:48

After a none-too-restful "working vacation," President Trump is back in the White House today. He's planning a prime-time address to the country on his latest strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

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