The USS John S. McCain was damaged during an incident with an oil tanker more than three times its size. Rescue efforts were underway to find missing crew members. 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.
The USS John S. McCain is damaged after a collision. (Reuters)
The USS John S. McCain is damaged after a collision. (Reuters)
The Daily 202
Analysis
From Wall Street to West Palm Beach and West Hollywood, the past week has been a turning point, perhaps even a tipping point. Since the president abdicated his moral leadership after Charlottesville, the well-connected have used their leverage — like checkbooks and celebrity — to send a message about what truly makes America great.
What the solar eclipse will look like throughout the U.S. (The Post)
What the solar eclipse will look like throughout the U.S. (The Post)
This eclipse seems different, more intimate somehow. It will be the first in a century to cross the continental United States, coast to coast, and the first since the republic’s foundation that will pass directly over only this country. It feels — at a time of political division and upheaval — like a personally addressed note from the universe.
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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A man and his partner asked for one dish with two spoons, but the server at a restaurant that boasts it is among the most romantic in America said, “It wouldn’t look right with two gentlemen eating out of the same sundae.”
Capital Weather Gang
Despite patches of clouds — and the possibility of a late storm — the region will have windows of opportunity to see the partial solar eclipse. Highs will be in the mid-80s to low 90s.
Retropolis
The Past, Rediscovered
George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party, coined the phrase "white power" before he was shot by a disaffected follower 50 years ago in Arlington.
Antonio Williams — who has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder — made his first court appearance on charges that he killed his 6-year-old sister and two cousins in his care last week.
Analysis
A month and five days ago, before Washington began its midseason renovation with the acquisition of Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, imagining a world in which the bullpen carried the club was impossible.
Deonte Carraway, who admitted that he recorded students at a Glenarden elementary school, faces 60 to 100 years in prison after pleading guilty to 15 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor to produce child pornography.
Analysis
In Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, more than 6 in 10 adults said Donald Trump’s conduct as president leaves them embarrassed. Only about a quarter said he makes them proud.
WorldViews
Analysis
The incendiary new video suggested missiles will be heading toward Guam during the just-started joint American-South Korean military exercises.
The NFL commissioner has two years remaining on his current contract. The news of the extension comes at a time when Goodell’s relationships with a key team owner and the NFL Players Association are back under scrutiny.
Analysis
He was one of the greats in comedy but also one of the entertainment world’s most polarizing figures.
Constitutional
Podcast
As powerful as it was to change the Constitution after the Civil War, and enshrine racial equality into our governing document, that wasn’t enough to change the reality of life in America.
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Daenerys and Jon grow closer, Sansa and Arya drift apart and a massive battle contains surprising casualties north of the Wall.
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