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Police: Mass. man arrested for trying to punch police horse in face

By Reuters on Aug. 22, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.
He was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and interfering with a police horse.

Texas man charged with trying to bomb a Confederate statue in Houston

By Mark Berman, The Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 10:24 a.m.
Andrew Schneck, 25, was found by a Houston Park Ranger in front of the General Dowling Monument late Saturday night with materials capable of creating “a viable explosive device.”
U.S. President Donald Trump walks with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron (L) on the South Lawn of the White House upon their return to Washington, U.S., after a vacation in Bedminster, NJ., August 20, 2017.

Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump after website bashes his clothes

By Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 10:10 a.m.
Conservative news outlet the Daily Caller published a story attacking Barron for the T-shirt and shorts he wore while boarding Air Force One.
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President Donald Trump announces his strategy for the war in Afghanistan during an address from Fort Myer, Virginia, Aug. 21, 2017.

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

By David Nakamura and Abby Phillip, The Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 8:09 a.m.
Trump provided few specifics about his policy and how much the U.S. military commitment in the region would increase as a result, insisting that conditions on the ground would determine troop levels and strategy.
Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) speaks with reporters prior to a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S. on June 21, 2017.

Rep. Gianforte must get fingerprinted and photographed for assaulting reporter, judge says

By Derek Hawkins, Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:54 a.m.
If Gianforte doesn’t comply, Judge West wrote, it “shall be treated as contempt of court and a warrant will be issued for (his) arrest.”
Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks at a news conference near the damaged USS John McCain and the USS America at Changi Naval Base in Singapore August 22, 2017.

Remains of some sailors may have been found on BIW-built U.S. Navy destroyer

By Anna Fifield, Washington Post on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:43 a.m.
Ten sailors have been missing since the Bath Iron Works-built USS John S. McCain and a Liberian-flagged oil tanker more than three times its size collided Monday.
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Mars as seen in this photo from NASA.

Who owns Mars? Mining puts spotlight on out of this world property claims

By Chris Arsenault, Reuters on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:25 a.m.
Can anyone claim the red planet or natural resources on asteroids?
The logo of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Jeep brand is seen on a vehicle at Tbilisi Mall in Tbilisi, Georgia, April 22, 2016.

Fiat draws interest in Jeep from Chinese rival amid asset review

By Bloomberg on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:22 a.m.
This is the latest sign that the Italian-American company’s businesses may be up for grabs just as Asian carmakers hunt for European and U.S. assets.

Court: Yahoo owes millions for busting NCAA tournament bracket deal

By Jonathan Stempel, Reuters on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:21 a.m.
Yahoo Inc. owes a prize promoter $5.5 million for backing out of a contract to pay $1 billion for predicting every winner in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Enthusiasts Tanner Person (right) and Josh Blink, both from Vacaville, California, watch a total solar eclipse while standing atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon, Aug. 21, 2017.

Rare total solar eclipse spreads wonder across United States

By Harriet McLeod and Lee van der Voo, Reuters on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:16 a.m.
“That was the most beautiful thing. I could die happy now.”
Russia's President Vladimir Putin visits a cathedral at Chersonesus Tavrichesky (Tauric Chersonese) National Reserve in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea August 18, 2017.

US halts visas for Russians, deepening a diplomatic spat

By David Filipov and Andrew Roth, Washington Post on Aug. 21, 2017, at 7:55 p.m.
Moscow’s order “calls into question Russia’s seriousness about pursuing better relations,” the U.S. Embassy said in its announcement.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke listens to questions as part of a question and answer with media during a tour of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in June.

This could be the week we finally learn the fate of Maine’s monument

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 21, 2017, at 7:02 p.m.
Speculation is widespread, but no one really knows what the Trump administration will do.
Without his protective glasses on, U.S. President Donald Trump looks up towards the solar eclipse while viewing with his wife Melania and son Barron at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2017.

Trump looks at eclipse without glasses

By Teresa Welsh, McClatchy Washington Bureau on Aug. 21, 2017, at 5:58 p.m.
According to the White House pool report, an aide shouted “don’t look” at the president as he gestured toward the sun.

Ohio judge shot in ‘ambush’ outside courthouse, returns fire and kills attacker

By Mark Berman, Washington Post on Aug. 21, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.
“This individual laid in wait for our judge.”
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United States Secret Service agents work at a security checkpoint inside the lobby at Trump Tower on August 4, 2017.

Secret Service says it will run out of money to protect Trump and his family Sept. 30

By Lisa Rein, Washington Post on Aug. 21, 2017, at 3:26 p.m.
If lawmakers don’t lift the cap, about a third of the agency’s agents would be working overtime without being paid, agency officials said.

Watch the eclipse live

By Tony Reaves on Aug. 21, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
The solar eclipse in real-time, courtesy of NASA.
Katahdin is seen from a scenic overlook in the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

Trump’s national monument review to test key land protection law

By Valerie Volcovici, Reuters on Aug. 21, 2017, at 9:21 a.m.
Environmental groups are prepared to challenge any changes in court — something that has not happened before.

Arthur Finkelstein, shadowy campaign mastermind and GOP operative, dies at 72

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Aug. 21, 2017, at 8:26 a.m.
Finkelstein’s sharp, relentless attack ads helped elect dozens of conservative political candidates in the United States and abroad and made him a kingmaker in Republican circles for decades.
The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain is seen after a collision in Singapore waters, Aug. 21, 2017.

Top Navy admiral orders fleetwide probe after BIW-built destroyer’s collision at sea

By Anna Fifield and Dan Lamothe, The Washington Post on Aug. 21, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
This was the second time in two months that a Navy destroyer based at the 7th Fleet’s home port of Yokosuka, Japan, has been involved in a collision at sea.
A woman looks through a telescope on the football field at Madras High School the evening before a solar eclipse in Madras, Oregon, Aug. 20, 2017.

Path of totality across the Lower 48 a rare event

By Denise Lu, The Washington Post on Aug. 21, 2017, at 6:39 a.m.
The last time a total solar eclipse occurred in the Lower 48 was 1979. The next time a total solar eclipse will traverse from coast to coast will be in 2045.