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Colleges grappling with balancing free speech, campus safety

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After Charlottesville, students, parents worry about safety on campus; administrators rethink...

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Anger over rally violence boils over in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Anger boiled over at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos, with some residents screaming and cursing at councilors Monday night and calling for their resignations. Scores of people packed...


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Sold out or not, Vegas will party during Mayweather-McGregor

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor may not have sold out yet, but that won’t stop Las Vegas from putting on its party hat. Sin City’s nightclubs have booked a long list of celebrities — including one of the fighters — and high-rolling gamblers and VIPs have...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2017. There are 131 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 22, 1851, the schooner America outraced more than a dozen British vessels off the English coast to win a trophy that came to be known as the America’s Cup....


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The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

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The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Kentucky were struck by a car, and one has died. State Police Trooper Jody Sims says the car crossed the...


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'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse

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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...


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Trump announces new strategy for Afghanistan that calls for a troop increase

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump outlined a revised vision for the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Monday, pledging to end a strategy of “nation-building” and instead institute a policy aimed more squarely at addressing the terrorist threat that emanates from the region. “I share...


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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street gains

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BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street gained as investors looked ahead to this week’s gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 1 percent to 27,421.58 points and Seoul’s Kospi added 0.3 percent to 2,362....


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Treasury secretary's wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts high fashion

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife Louise Linton boasted of flying on a government plane with her husband to Kentucky on Monday and then named the numerous fashion brands she wore on the trip in an unusual social media post that only became more bizarre...


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Against his 'original instinct,' Trump opts to escalate in America's longest war

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. On Monday night, President Donald Trump once again had to look at a teleprompter and say words he had never expected to say. Even though he had said for years that the United States should pull out of Afghanistan, Trump announced that he would send more troops to the...


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Trump announces small troop increase in Afghanistan, takes ownership of conflict

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump outlined a revised vision for the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Monday, pledging to end a strategy of “nation-building” and instead institute a policy aimed more squarely at addressing the terrorist threat that emanates from the region. “I share...


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