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News Brief: Trump Unveils Afghan Strategy, Trump To Hold Rally In Phoenix

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump didn't disclose the number of additional troops his administration will send to Afghanistan — though it's reported to be about 4,000. Trump holds a campaign rally Tuesday in Phoenix.

Trump Criticizes Pakistan In Afghan Strategy Speech, Pakistan Reacts

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

The president addressed the nation about U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. He criticized Pakistan for offering "safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror."

Busy Trump Travel Schedule Adds To Secret Service Overtime Costs

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

The Secret Service is being bumping up against statutory limits on overtime pay, as it struggles to provide protection for President Trump and his family, all of whom travel frequently.

President Trump Speaks To Nation Outlining A Way Forward In Afghanistan

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Trump told an audience of active-duty service members, "we will no longer use American military might to construct democracies in faraway lands or try to rebuild other countries in our own image."

Kenyans Wait For Resolution Nearly 2 Weeks After Elections

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Kenya's president won re-election but his inauguration is on hold pending a court ruling by his challenger. The opposition leader claims massive vote rigging which resulted in deadly violence.

Trump Returns To Phoenix For A Rally. But Is He Welcomed There?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Ailsa Chang talks to Chris Buskirk — publisher of "American Greatness" — about President Trump's return to Arizona — is first political event since race-driven violence in Virginia.

'What She Ate': The Culinary Biographies Of Some Remarkable Women'

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

A new book examines the lives of six different women — such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown — through the food they ate. It's called "What She Ate" by Laura Shapiro.

Police In Spain Kill Suspected Van Driver In Barcelona Attack

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Police say they shot dead the man who they believe carried out the attack last week which left dozens dead and injured. The suspect was wearing what turned out to be a fake explosives belt.

Trump's Visit To Arizona Is A Headache For Trump GOP Critic, Sen. Jeff Flake

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

A recent presidential tweet called Flake "WEAK" and "toxic." Flake says Trump and his supporters "have given into the politics of anger."

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In Solar Trade Dispute, Will Proposed Tariffs Cost Industry Jobs?

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:01am

Testing President Trump's promise to get tough on trade, two U.S. solar panel manufacturers are seeking to impose a tariff on panels made overseas. But many in the industry warn it could cost jobs.

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Trump Inherits The Afghanistan Albatross — And Commits For The Long Term

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:00am

The president went against what he called his own instincts by agreeing to deploy about 4,000 more troops in an open-ended extension of America's longest war.

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Combating His Instinct, Trump Commits U.S. To Another Tour Of Duty In Afghanistan

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:00am

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.

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Songs For The Eclipse: An All-Day Playlist

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:27pm

Tune in to the All Songs Considered 24/7 music channel for a non-stop playlist of songs for the solar eclipse.

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How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:02pm

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.

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You 2.0: Why We're Bad At Predicting Our Own Happiness - And How We Can Get Better

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 8:01pm

No matter how much time we spend thinking about the future, we don't get any better at predicting it. We talk to Dan Gilbert about how we can use this research to lead happier lives.

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Full Text And Analysis: Trump's Address On Afghanistan, Plans For U.S. Engagement

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 7:48pm

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.

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List Of Charities Shunning Trump's Mar-A-Lago Resort Keeps Growing

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 6:25pm

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.

With Court's OK, Chile Relaxes One Of The World's Strictest Abortion Bans

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 5:49pm

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.

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PHOTOS: The Day The Eclipse Came To America

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 5:21pm

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

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Suspect In Finland Stabbing Rampage Identified As 18-Year-Old Moroccan

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 4:46pm

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.

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