Trump To Announce His Plan for Afghanistan

On Monday night, Trump is expected to offer a new plan for Afghanistan, one that news reports say will include sending 4,000 additional U.S. troops to the country to join the 8,500 personnel already there. His announcement comes after a months-long strategic review of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, which culminated last Friday with a meeting between the president and his national-security team at Camp David, Maryland. Read the story from The Atlantic.

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Schools Take Down Confederate Statues

The University of Texas in Austin has ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus. And last week, Duke University removed its limestone carving of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from its chapel. 

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Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis Has Died

Jerry Lewis, whose comedic duo with Dean Martin launched him to the peak of showbiz, starred and directed in dozens of films. He was maybe just as famous for his charity work fighting muscular dystrophy. He died Sunday at the age of 91. Read the story from NPR.

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