Trump recommits to military strategy in Afghanistan; eclipse photos from around the region

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Tuesday, Aug. 22.

President Donald Trump made a prime-time address from Fort Meyer in Arlington, recommitting to a U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan that’s not one of “nation-building” but rather thwarting terrorism.
(The Washington Post)

Take a look at photos of the eclipse taken locally and around the country.
(Inside NoVAARLnow, RestonNowABC 7 News)

The Republican Party of Virginia shared a fabricated article on its Facebook page with the headline, “Rosa Parks’ Daughter Praises Trump’s Response to Charlottesville.” Parks did not have any children, and the story’s photo depicts a former Ohio state senator.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Parents are criticizing an ad on Loudoun County Public Schools’ mobile app as sexist. The ad targets moms and reads, “Don’t let your yoga pants get tied in a knot this back-to-school season!”
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

Loudoun County police are investigating a report of anti-Semitic graffiti discovered on a house in Sterling.
(Loudoun Times-Mirror)

A Charlottesville City Council meeting broke out in anger as residents criticized the council following the fatal white supremacist rally earlier in the month and questioned whether there was adequate police protection.
(The Washington Post)

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