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Back to Arizona

President Trump will hold a nighttime rally in Phoenix, which left local officials concerned that emotions may run hot so soon after Trump blamed "both sides" for violence at a rally organized by white supremacists in Charlottesville

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New Afghanistan Deployments Could Happen Within Days

Donald Trump's plan to end the stalemate in America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. forces, senior officials said Tuesday. Deployments could take place within days

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Navy Discovers Some Remains of Missing Sailors

The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said some remains of Navy sailors were found in a compartment of the USS John McCain, a day after the warship's collision with an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 sailors missing

Nintendo Summer of Play Tour Celebrates the Launch of Splatoon 2

Super NES Classic Edition Sold Out in Minutes

Eager fans hoping to get Nintendo's Super NES Classic Edition were quick to jump on the opportunity early Tuesday morning to pre-order a game console from Best Buy. Of course, pre-orders of the throwback game console sold out in minutes

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Missouri Governor Halts Inmate's Execution

Gov. Eric Greitens has halted the scheduled execution of condemned killer Marcellus Williams after DNA raised questions about his guilt. Williams was convicted of fatally stabbing former reporter Lisha Gayle during a burglary at her home in 1998

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Barcelona Suspect: I Thought Vans Were for House Move

A suspect told a Spanish court Tuesday that he had rented the vans used in last week's attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils but thought they were going to be used for a house move. Suspect Driss Oukabir denied being part of the attackers' cell

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Treasury Secretary's Wife Lashes Out at Critic

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 a picture of herself getting off a government plane

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Tensions Rise at Charlottesville City Council Meeting

Anger boiled over at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos, with some residents screaming and cursing at councilors Monday night and calling for their resignations

Trains

Commuter Train Crash in Pennsylvania Injures Dozens

A commuter train crashed into a parked train at a suburban Philadelphia terminal, injuring dozens of passengers and the train's operator, a transit spokeswoman said. None of the 42 people hurt in the crash suffered life-threatening injuries

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Testing Underway on Torso After Submarine Sinking

The body of a woman has been found near where a missing Swedish journalist is believed to have died on a privately built submarine. Police said it's too early to say if it is 30-year-old Kim Wall

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Report: Armed Group in Libya Stops Migrants

A gun-toting group of civilians, policemen and soldiers in Libya has been preventing migrants from embarking across the Mediterranean to Italy, Reuters reports. It is believed to have caused the sudden fall in departures from Libya in July