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The USS John S. McCain is reported to have been damaged during a collision with an oil tanker near Singapore early Monday morning. The incident comes two months after seven sailors died when another destroyer in the 7th Fleet, the USS Fitzgerald, was struck by a container ship south of Japan.
A two-week campaign through Rust Belt states will ask why the administration hasn’t done more and why it is undoing Obama-era regulations labor groups support, as union leaders increasingly suspect that the White House will squander economic gains by ignoring actions that could increase wages.
The president will on Monday night address the nation to share details of a review of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, where troops have been on the ground fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda for more than 15 years.
Joe Thomas, 93, admires the monument that was moved from Louisville to Brandenburg.
Joe Thomas, 93, admires the monument that was moved from Louisville to Brandenburg.
Historian Gerry Fischer decided to find a safe haven for the monument.
Historian Gerry Fischer decided to find a safe haven for the monument.
The monument, built in 1895, is adorned with three Confederate soldiers armed with ramrods, rifles and swords.
The monument, built in 1895, is adorned with three Confederate soldiers armed with ramrods, rifles and swords.
Mildred Brown, 89, says the monument is a symbol of dark times and having it in Brandenburg is a mistake.
Mildred Brown, 89, says the monument is a symbol of dark times and having it in Brandenburg is a mistake.
Emma Mills, 11, and her dog play at the base of the Confederate monument.
Emma Mills, 11, and her dog play at the base of the Confederate monument.
In tiny Brandenburg, a monument added nine months ago has taken on new meaning: symbolizing not just a 152-year-old war but a stand in a present-day culture war over Confederate symbols.
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Jerry Lewis
1926–2017
Few performers have been so beloved and so derided as Jerry Lewis, who ammassed devoted fans and stunningly hostile reviews from critics. He was also an accomplished humanitarian, with his annual muscular dystrophy telethons raising almost $1.5 billion by the late 2000s.
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Capital Weather Gang
A lot of spots along the path of totality will have perfect viewing weather, but skies will be a little less optimal closer to home.
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The county's NAACP chapter condemned the Republican’s aggressive defense of Confederate monuments. But residents of Carver Road praised him for fighting to protect their historic community.
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, a Democrat donor, has given $115,000 so far to Danica Roem’s candidacy, nearly half of the money she has raised.
Rosemary Reed Miller
1939–2017
Toast and Strawberries, which operated from 1966 to 2005, was more than just a clothing and home accessories store; it also hosted events for the community. Miller died earlier this month at 78.
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Thousands of visitors flocked to the conservatory to see the in-bloom flower, which spent Sunday in languid and stinky decline. The other two flowers could bloom within the next week.
The left-hander allowed no earned runs in 6 2/3 innings as shorthanded Washington beat San Diego, the third win in a four-game series that showed that the Nats still are, in their diminished state, better than most of the competition they will encounter.
Residents of Carbondale, Ill., are incredulous at their cosmic good fortune — and they intend to cash in on it, both on Monday and when they land right back in the path of totality in 2024.
Locked out of power in Washington, progressive leaders, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, are organizing at a level where they are confident they can win: local government in states such as Mississippi and Alabama.
Perspective
The message of the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, racists and bigots may be vile. But in America, they get to say it. And letting them do so might be the smartest way to fight back.
Usually, terrorist attacks immediately trigger spikes in anti-Muslim sentiment. Not in this Spanish city, the capital of a region that is home to the country’s largest Muslim community.
PerspectIve
The comedian and activist was a raconteur of the civil rights movement, an interpreter of modern-day American politics and a one-time presidential candidate.
Decades ago, a housing complex was built on the former site of an Indiana lead factory. Eight years ago, it was named a Superfund site. One year ago, everyone was ordered to leave — but some residents are still stuck there.
It was a journey of only 50 miles, but for most of the group of about 100 children, it was their first trip outside of the blockaded Gaza Strip — and for many, their first time seeing an Israeli.
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