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Trump Settles on Afghan Strategy Expected to Raise Troop Levels
President Trump will offer “a path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia” in a speech on Monday that is likely to include increasing the American military presence there.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:52:51 GMT)

Afghan Insurgents Gaining as Trump Rolls Out War Plan
Khamab District, in northern Jawzjan province, was the sixth place in the country to fall to the Taliban recently, amid a death toll of 30 a day.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:51:23 GMT)

Bannon Was Set for a Graceful Exit. Then Came Charlottesville.
What was supposed to be an amicable departure for the president’s chief strategist became a messy exit after public furor over the president’s response to a race-fueled melee.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:37:35 GMT)

Mediator: Behind the Bluster of Steve Bannon’s #War Cry
Calling himself “Bannon the Barbarian,” the president’s former strategy adviser says he’s ready to “crush” his foes inside and outside the White House.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:59:49 GMT)

Eclipse, Spain, Singapore: Your Monday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:58:52 GMT)

Asia and Australia Edition: Barcelona, North Korea, Singapore: Your Tuesday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:52:24 GMT)

California Today: California Today: The Rise of the Super Commuter
Monday: California’s brutal commutes, a tense protest in Laguna Beach, and hydrofoiling in the San Francisco Bay.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:51:55 GMT)

Navy to Suspend Operations in Global Safety Check After Second Deadly Collision
A crash involving the destroyer John S. McCain near Singapore raises questions about Navy safety two months after a similar collision killed seven people.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:45:22 GMT)

Previous Collisions Involving U.S. Navy Vessels
Collisions of two ships are considered rare, but the episode on Monday was the second such case involving an American naval destroyer since June.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:32:28 GMT)

News Analysis: South Korea Faces an Uncomfortable Reality: A Nuclear Neighbor
A pre-emptive strike on North Korea is a nonstarter in the South, but the nation’s leaders are still grappling with what options that leaves them.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:19:41 GMT)

South Korea and U.S. Begin Drills as North Warns of Rising Tensions
North Korea, calling the joint exercises a rehearsal for real war, said the drills would escalate tensions on the peninsula.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:40:37 GMT)

People Like Us: The Showdown Over How We Define Fringe Views in America
Which ideas are beyond the pale? And who gets to decide? President Trump has a big role to play.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:30:15 GMT)

On Technology: How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature
Internet companies annexed much of our public sphere, playacting as little democracies — a charade they gave up last week.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:08:04 GMT)

A Hmong Rice Farmer in Transition
Sapa in northwest Vietnam is a place of rice terrace farming. Hear from Mái, a Hmong rice farmer, on how the changing climate is affecting the rice harvest.
(Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:00:02 GMT)

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(Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT)

A Total Solar Eclipse Leaves a Nation in Awe
A total eclipse that crossed the sky from Oregon to South Carolina brought out throngs of spectators, who exulted in seeing the midday sky go briefly dark.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:58:57 GMT)

Eclipse Briefing: The Solar Eclipse: Highlights From Its Path Across the United States
For the first time since 1918, an eclipse traveled across the entire United States. Where the weather cooperated, those in the path took in a remarkable show.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:12:52 GMT)

Identity Thieves Hijack Cellphone Accounts to Go After Virtual Currency
So-called phone porting attacks are exposing a vulnerability that could be exploited against anybody with valuable emails or other digital files.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:33:55 GMT)

Van Driver in Barcelona Attack Is Killed by Police
Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, had been the target of an international search. He was shot in Subirats, a village west of Barcelona.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:43:20 GMT)

Barcelona Attack Suspects Had Ties to Imam Linked to ISIS
The imam, Abdelbaki Essati, brought the young men under his influence in their mountain town of Ripoll, even though few of them regularly attended mosque.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:38:07 GMT)

New Jersey Is Front Line in a National Battle Over Bail
Two federal suits filed this summer are among the challenges supported by the bail bond industry, which has asserted a plunge in profits since a New Jersey law essentially eliminated cash bail in January.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:56:31 GMT)

Fiction: Three Deadly Days: One Town’s Experience of the Holocaust
Rachel Seiffert’s novel “A Boy in Winter” probes the bonds and betrayals in a Ukrainian town as it succumbs to Hitler’s armies.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:12 GMT)

Silicon Valley Flocks to Foiling, Racing Above the Bay’s Waves
Using technology developed for high-end boats, San Francisco Bay craftsmen and technologists have become pioneers in the sport.
(Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:11:43 GMT)

U.S. Sharply Curtails Visa Services in Russia
Citing staffing cutbacks ordered by the Kremlin, the embassy said that documents would be issued only in Moscow, and that processing would take six months.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:20:04 GMT)

President Buhari Returns to Nigeria, Facing Serious Challenges
The president spent months abroad on medical leave as his country tries to dig out of recession while fighting a brutal war against Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:46:36 GMT)

Finland Attack Suspect, a Moroccan Youth, Was Flagged for Extremist Views
The authorities said they had been tipped off about the 18-year-old, identified as Abderrahman Mechkah, but the information had not been treated as a priority.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:08:44 GMT)

Red Sox 5, Yankees 1: Yankees Fall to Red Sox as Aaron Judge’s Struggles Continue
Judge, who went 0-4, extended a major league record by striking out for the 37th game in a row, while Yankees starter Sonny Gray failed to record any strikeouts in five innings of work.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:01:04 GMT)

Ohio Judge Returns Fire After He Is Ambushed on Way to Court
The judge was injured and airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital where he had surgery and was expected to survive.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:27:35 GMT)

After Big Ben Rings Out, the Sound of Silence in London
Britain’s most famous bell will be largely quiet for the next four years while the tower in which it is housed is renovated.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:47:52 GMT)

James Murphy Wants to Justify LCD Soundsystem’s Existence (Again)
Six years after a dramatic farewell, the New York hipster rock star is back with a new album and an explanation.
(Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:48:14 GMT)

Venezuela Cancels Gustavo Dudamel Tour After His Criticisms
Stung by Mr. Dudamel’s recent statements, the Venezuelan government called off his concerts next month with the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:06:26 GMT)

No, Seriously, Don’t Look at the Sun During the Eclipse Without Special Glasses
Here’s how to ensure the eyeglasses you obtained will offer adequate protection before you look at the solar eclipse.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:25:50 GMT)

Liberty University Alumni Return Diplomas in Protest of Trump Remarks
Dozens of alumni pledged to act after the university’s leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., defended President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:57:29 GMT)

‘At a Dark Time in My Life, He Brought Me Joy’: Comedians Mourn and Celebrate Jerry Lewis
Generations of comics paid their respects to Mr. Lewis after news of his death broke on Sunday.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:31:17 GMT)

Who Is Really Making ‘Chihuly Art’?
Dale Chihuly, an artistic trailblazer who has long worked with teams, is facing a court battle that opens complicated debate about age, infirmity and ego.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:10:10 GMT)

Julia Moskin: Think Beet and Goat Cheese Salad Is a Cliché? A New Recipe Proves It’s a Classic
Our version vibrates with the tension between salt and vinegar, crunch and richness, sweetness and tang.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:57:26 GMT)

Books of The Times: ‘The Burning Girl,’ About Intense Pre-Teenage Friendship, Never Catches Fire
In her new novel, Claire Messud writes about “secret sisters,” “umbilically linked and inseparable,” and about how their bond dissolves.
(Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:32:54 GMT)

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