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President Trump Expected To Order 4,000 Additional Troops To Afghanistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:17:00 -0400

For reaction to Trump's Afghan strategy plan, Ailsa Chang talks to Rep. Jim Banks, a Republican from Indiana, who also served in Afghanistan. Banks sits on the House Armed Services Committee.

Trump's Afghanistan Plan Is Criticized For Being Short On Details

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:11:00 -0400

David Greene talks to Michèle Flournoy, who served as undersecretary of defense for policy under President Obama, for reaction to President Trump's strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Police In Denmark Demand Busker Go Home And Practice

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:43:00 -0400

The guitarist was singing Wonderwall's "Oasis." A statement by police said the busker was "loud, bad and noisy" and "just because you can play Wonderwall does not mean you should."

How Did The Chicken Safely Cross The Road?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:27:00 -0400

The answer: high-visibility vest. A bed and breakfast owner in Scotland fitted some of her hens with bright pink vests. When they wander off her property, there's a better chance they'll be seen.

Trump Criticizes Pakistan In Afghan Strategy Speech; Pakistan Reacts

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The president addressed the nation about U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. He criticized Pakistan for offering "safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror."

Busy Trump Travel Schedule Adds To Secret Service Overtime Costs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

The Secret Service is bumping up against statutory limits on overtime pay, as it struggles to provide protection for President Trump and his family, all of whom travel frequently.

President Trump Speaks To Nation Outlining A Way Forward In Afghanistan

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Trump told an audience of active-duty service members, "we will no longer use American military might to construct democracies in faraway lands or try to rebuild other countries in our own image."

Kenyans Wait For Resolution Nearly 2 Weeks After Elections

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Kenya's president won re-election but his inauguration is on hold pending a court ruling by his challenger. The opposition leader claims massive vote rigging which resulted in deadly violence.

Trump Will Return To Phoenix For A Rally But Is He Welcome There?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Ailsa Chang talks to Chris Buskirk — publisher of the blog "American Greatness" — about President Trump's return to Arizona — his first political event since race-driven violence in Virginia.

'What She Ate': The Culinary Biographies Of Some Remarkable Women

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

A new book examines the lives of six different women — such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown — through the food they ate. It's called What She Ate by Laura Shapiro.

Police In Spain Kill Suspected Van Driver In Barcelona Attack

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

Police say they shot dead the man who they believe carried out the attack last week which left dozens dead and injured. The suspect was wearing what turned out to be a fake explosives belt.

Trump Needs To Return To Make America Great Message, Rep. Gosar Says

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

President Trump holds a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. Ailsa Chang talks to Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona about what he hopes to hear from the president.

Trump Wants India To Do More To Help With His Afghanistan Strategy

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

President Trump said the U.S. appreciates India's contributions to stability in Afghanistan, but wants it to do more "especially in the area of economic assistance and development."

News Brief: Trump Unveils Afghan Strategy, He'll Hold Rally In Phoenix

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

President Trump didn't disclose the number of additional troops his administration will send to Afghanistan — though it's reported to be about 4,000. Trump holds a campaign rally Tuesday in Phoenix.

Trump's Visit To Arizona Is A Headache For Trump GOP Critic, Sen. Jeff Flake

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:01:00 -0400

A recent presidential tweet called Flake "WEAK" and "toxic." Flake says Trump and his supporters "have given in to the politics of anger."