Rod Nordland

New York Times

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Despite a campaign promise to end the war in Afghanistan, President Trump is expected to announce that U.S. will send 4000 more troops there in an address tonight.

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Shakespeare's fictional Romeo and Juliet were "star-crossed lovers" because they came from feuding Italian families.

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