The solar eclipse arrives today; Trump to make address about Afghanistan from Arlington tonight

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, Aug. 21.

The solar eclipse is happening today. Here’s where to watch in NoVA.
(Northern Virginia Magazine)

President Donald Trump will make a prime-time address tonight from Fort Meyer in Arlington about the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.
(ABC 7 News)

A U.S. Navy destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, collided with an oil tanker off the coast of Singapore. Ten sailors are missing and five are injured.
(The Washington Post)

Loudoun County police have increased patrols around the Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg after the Confederate statue there was vandalized. Loudoun County Supervisor Ron Meyer recently called for the monument to be moved.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror, Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Danica Roem, a candidate for the 13th District seat in Prince William County who would become Virginia’s first transgender lawmaker if elected, received $115,000 in campaign funding from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. They have never met.
(The Washington Post)

The influence of George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party and an Arlington resident, still looms large over white supremacist ideology and the fatal rally in Charlottesville.
(The Washington Post)

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