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Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump renewed the United States' commitment Monday to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring that U.S. troops must "fight to win." He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops might be sent to wage America's longest war.
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The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.
Millions of Americans gazed in wonder at the cosmic spectacle, with the best seats along the so-called path of totality that raced 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) across the continent from Oregon to South Carolina.
"It was a very primal experience," Julie Vigeland, of Portland, Oregon, said after she was moved to tears by the sight of the sun reduced to a silvery ring of light in Salem.
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In an address to the nation Monday night, President Donald Trump laid out an updated approach to the U.S. military's actions in Afghanistan and South Asia.
Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle reacted swiftly, with some calling for a broader and more inclusive discussion with lawmakers, and with the American people, about the U.S.'s continued involvement in Afghanistan.
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Two members of the Kennedy family have been arrested in Massachusetts following complaints about a loud party and fireworks.
Barnstable Police arrived to 172 Irving Ave. at 1 a.m. Sunday after receiving multiple calls for the loud party, as well as fireworks. The home is near the Kennedy compound.
Arrested at the scene were Matthew "Max" Kennedy, 52, of Hyannisport, and his daughter, Caroline, 22, of Pacific Palisades, California.
President Trump addressed members of the military and the country as he laid out his plans for U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.
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Corporate fallout over President Donald Trump's comments on the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virgina, continues as two more charities announced this weekend they would cancel gala fundraisers at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.
The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society both dissociated from the Trump property this weekend, NBC News reported.
The moves follow a divisive press conference last Tuesday where Trump refused to draw distinctions between neo-Nazi ralliers and their counter-protesters, instead blaming "both sides."
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The suspect in the fatal shootings of two police officers in Florida shouted "I'm innocent" as he was arrested, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday.
Everett Miller shouted "I didn't do it. I'm a veteran" when he was arrested in a bar a few hours after the fatal shooting of the two Kissimmee Police Department officers Friday night, according to the affidavit. Kissimmee is located south of the theme park hub of Orlando.
Deputies who arrested him said he appeared to reach for a weapon in his waistband before he was subdued.
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Sixty immigrants have been found in a load of ice-covered broccoli in a refrigerated trailer that was searched at a South Texas border checkpoint, federal officials said Monday.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection statement said nobody was hurt and the trucker was arrested at the Falfurrias checkpoint.
Agents on Saturday opened the padlocked trailer and found dozens of immigrants amid pallets of broccoli lined with ice.
A look at how Americans viewed the first coast to coast eclipse in nearly a century.
One of two Wisconsin teenagers charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress a fictitious horror character called Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge.
Anissa Weier, 15, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to a crime, with use of a deadly weapon. She initially faced a charge of attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the 2014 attack on Payton Leutner in Waukesha, a city west of Milwaukee.
The plea means her trial next month will look only at whether she is legally responsible for the crime or not guilty because of mental illness. She could face 10 years in prison if she's found guilty. If not, she'll spend three years in a mental hospital.
A time-lapse video shows the solar eclipse as seen in Los Angeles, Calif.
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The moon didn't just block the sun in the sky.
NASA's official Twitter account for the moon blocked its official account for the sun on the social media site to show that the eclipse wasn't just meant for the outdoors.
"HA HA HA I've blocked the Sun!" @NASAMoon tweeted with a screenshot of the blocked account. "Make way for the Moon."
President Trump glances at the solar eclipse before putting on his safety glasses. An aide can be heard shouting from below: "Don't look!"
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The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard not far from the city he terrorized, authorities said.
Police said they had "scientific evidence" that Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, drove the van that barreled through Barcelona's crowded Las Ramblas promenade, killing 13 people on Thursday, then hijacked a car and fatally stabbed its driver while making his getaway.
President Donald Trump squinted and pointed skyward before donning protective glasses to take in the solar eclipse at the White House.
The president was joined by wife Melania, son Barron and top aides Monday afternoon to view the spectacle from the portico overlooking the South Lawn. The White House originally said Trump would watch from the second-floor Truman balcony.
Shortly after walking outside, the president looked up at the sky, squinted and pointed upward.