Trump Recommits U.S. Military to Afghanistan

On Monday, President Trump outlined his plan to deepen America’s military commitment to the 16-year conflict in Afghanistan, reversing his previous calls to pull out of the country. The president did not specify how many more troops will be deployed, but said U.S. involvement will be based on conditions on the ground and no longer time-based. Read the story from Mic.


Americans Awestruck by Total Solar Eclipse

The United States witnessed a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse, from Oregon to South Carolina, on Monday. Missed it? Don’t worry. Popular Science explains why.


CNN Launches News Show on Snapchat

In a bid to appeal to millennials, CNN is working with the chat platform to deliver “The Update,” a nightly, streaming news show featuring at least five stories, plus breaking news. Read the story from Ad Age.


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.