10 Things to Know for Monday
Posted by wtopstaff on 20th August 2017
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. COMEDY ICON JERRY LEWIS DIES AT AGE 91

The manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons.

2. WHICH SPANISH TOWN IS STRUGGLING TO RECONCILE LOCALS AS EXTREMIST CELL

Ripoll is cut off by police roadblocks as the search for an alleged cell member thought to still be on the run continues after attacks that killed at least 14 people.

3. WHAT THE U.S. PATH FORWARD ON AFGHANISTAN WILL BE

White House announced that President Donald Trump will address the nation’s troops and the American people Monday night.

4. FALLEN FORENSICS: JUDGES ROUTINELY ALLOW DISAVOWED SCIENCE

Defense lawyers and civil rights advocates say prosecutors and judges are slow to acknowledge that some forensic science methods are flawed because they are the very tools that have for decades helped win convictions.

5. IRAQ BEGINS OPERATION TO TAKE BACK IS-HELD TOWN

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country’s war on the Islamic State group.

6. MILLIONS CONVERGE ACROSS THE U.S. TO SEE THE SUN GO DARK

Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years.

7. TRUMP URGED TO END STAFF CHAOS AT WHITE HOUSE

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich says President Donald Trump should stop the staff chaos at the White House and “settle it down.”

8. WHO WAS GRANTED DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY BY SOUTH AFRICA

Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe returned home despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel there.

9. SEX OFFENDERS CAN LIVE NEXT DOOR TO VICTIMS IN MANY STATES

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are 45 states that don’t specifically bar convicted sex offenders from living near their victims.

10. AMERICA STILL IN TURMOIL A YEAR AFTER QUARTERBACK’S PROTEST

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest is still causing debate in and around the NFL and the country.

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