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President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 21, 2017 - 11:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan Monday night, declaring U.S. troops must "fight to win." He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage America...
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President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 21, 2017 - 10:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT): 10 p.m. Sen. John McCain is commending President Donald Trump's strategy for Afghanistan and says the president needs to start conducting himself as a "wartime commander in chief." The Arizona...
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President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 21, 2017 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and U.S. policy in Afghanistan (all times EDT): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says U.S. troops "will fight to win" in Afghanistan. And he's using his prime-time address to the nation to offer a "clear definition" of victory. Trump says...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. And now Trump is coming back to Arizona at another crucial moment in his presidency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 21, 2017 - 7:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The nation's political split over President Donald Trump is expected to be on full display Tuesday as hard-core backers of the Republican president flood into the Phoenix Convention Center and police brace for protests from opponents outside. The rally organized by the Trump campaign...
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FILE - In this Aug 10, 2017, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., watches a baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning in Phoenix. McCain's packed agenda while on break from Congress in his home state of Arizona has hardly been the schedule of a typical brain cancer patient, or even someone about to turn 81. McCain has been undergoing targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments at the local Mayo Clinic on weekday mornings before going about his day with vigor. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
August 21, 2017 - 3:23 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's packed agenda while on break from Congress in his home state of Arizona has hardly been the schedule of a typical brain cancer patient - or even someone about to turn 81. McCain has been undergoing targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments at the local Mayo...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks during a news conference at Republican National Committee Headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Scalise, shot at a baseball practice in mid-June is telling colleagues that his return will be based on his doctors’ advice and a date has not yet been determined. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 21, 2017 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Louisiana congressman shot at a baseball practice in mid-June is telling colleagues that his return to the Capitol will be based on his doctors' advice and a date has not yet been determined. A spokeswoman for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Lauren Fine, said the...
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People record the last bell bong at Elizabeth Tower in London, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. At noon, Big Ben's famous bongs sounded for the last time before major conservation works are carried out. The Elizabeth Tower, home to the Great Clock and Big Ben, is currently undergoing a complex programme of renovation work that will safeguard it for future generations. While this vital work takes place, the Great Bell's world famous striking will be paused until 2021 to ensure the safety of those working in the Tower.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 21, 2017 - 9:20 am
LONDON (AP) — After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions. The giant bell atop Parliament's clock tower sent a dozen deep bongs into a gray sky at...
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The Elizabeth Tower, home to the Great Clock and housing the bells Big Ben, is seen in London, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. On Monday 21 August at noon, Big Ben's famous bongs will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out. The Elizabeth Tower, home to the Great Clock and Big Ben, is currently undergoing a complex programme of renovation work that will safeguard it for future generations. While this vital work takes place, the Great Bell's world famous striking will be paused until 2021 to ensure the safety of those working in the Tower.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 21, 2017 - 7:29 am
LONDON (AP) — With a dozen deep bongs, Britain's Big Ben sounded the hour for the last time Monday before falling silent for repair work due to last almost four years. The giant bell atop Parliament's clock tower rang out at noon, as it has almost every hour since 1859, becoming an iconic sound of...
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The Elizabeth Tower, home to the Great Clock and housing the bells Big Ben, is seen in London, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. On Monday 21 August at noon, Big Ben's famous bongs will sound for the last time before major conservation works are carried out. The Elizabeth Tower, home to the Great Clock and Big Ben, is currently undergoing a complex programme of renovation work that will safeguard it for future generations. While this vital work takes place, the Great Bell's world famous striking will be paused until 2021 to ensure the safety of those working in the Tower.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
August 21, 2017 - 7:01 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Big Ben's bell going silent (all times local): 12 p.m. Britain's Big Ben has bonged the hour for the last time ahead of almost four years of repair work. The giant bell atop Parliament's clock tower rang out 12 times at noon, as parliamentary staff, lawmakers and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017 file photo, scaffolding is erected around the Elizabeth Tower, which includes the landmark 'Big Ben' clock, as part of ongoing conservation efforts at the Palace of Westminster in London. The Big Ben bell is due to sound the hour for the last time at noon on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, before it's silenced for repair work scheduled to last until 2021. (AP Photo/Caroline Spiezio, File)
August 21, 2017 - 5:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The British Parliament's Big Ben bell is due to sound the hour for the last time on Monday before it is silenced for almost four years of repair work that will deprive London of one of its most iconic sounds. After 12 deep bongs at noon (1100 GMT; 7 a.m. EDT), the bell will begin its...
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