Trump wants an unlimited troop increase in Afghanistan. He's going to need Congress's help. – Washington Post

President Trump unveiled a new strategy for the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Aug. 21. (Victoria Walker/The Washington Post) On Monday, President Trump made it sound like America is revving up its war with Afghanistan, by an untold number of troops delivering “overwhelming force” over an untold amount of time. “Our troops will fight to win,” he said in his ...

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Floyd Mayweather bets big, but not on himself – ESPN

11:23 AM ET At this point, after months of over-the-top promotion, it’s difficult to separate reality from hype for a fight that will almost certainly be the most-heavily bet boxing match ever. Floyd Mayweather stoked the fire last week, telling late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel that he plans to bet on himself against Conor McGregor in Saturday’s mega-bout in ...

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Everything we know about the Galaxy Note 8 – BGR

Let’s make a deal. Today, we’ll run through all of the information gleaned from leaks and well-sourced Galaxy Note 8 reports. This way you’ll know everything to expect on Wednesday when Samsung finally unveils the phone during a press conference in New York. Then, tomorrow, you have to at least pretend to be surprised at 11:00 AM ET when Samsung ...

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R. Kelly Faces New Allegations of Underage Sex, Physical Abuse – RollingStone.com

A new report from R. Kelly: Was He Really Leading a Cult? Experts, including a former cult member, a psychologist and other mental health professionals, analyze alleged details in embattled R&B singer’s case Though Pace signed a nondisclosure agreement about her relationship with Kelly in exchange for a settlement, she said she felt compelled to tell her story in the ...

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Treasury secretary's wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts Hermes and Valentino fashion – Washington Post

First lady Melania Trump, President Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Louise Linton, Vice President Pence and second lady Karen Pence pose at the wedding of Mnuchin and Linton on June 24 at Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for LS) U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s wife, Louise Linton, boasted of flying on a government plane with ...

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We Played SNES Classic And It Has Rewind Now – Kotaku

GIF I tried out the SNES Classic, and found that Nintendo has made some small but meaningful improvements to it over the NES Classic. I have no idea why, since the thing would sell out in 30 seconds anyway even if it were covered in rusty needles. Instead, it has a few nice new features, including a pretty smart system ...

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Walking through space in NASA's Virtual Reality Lab – The Verge

Astronauts aren’t made in a day. To first qualify for a mission assignment in space, NASA’s astronaut candidates typically have to complete up to two years of training here on Earth. And that includes a rotating roster of activities, workouts, and assignments that change every single day. Perhaps the biggest aspect of astronaut training is learning to work in simulated ...

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Mnuchin's wife touts fashion labels, slams critic – Washington Post

By Associated Press, WASHINGTON — Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, blasted as “adorably out of touch” a person who criticized her Instagram post in which Linton depicted her designer-label outfit. Linton posted the picture of herself Monday getting off a government plane in Kentucky with Mnuchin. In her post, she mentioned several designer labels for her ...

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