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A Year After Charlottesville, Not Much Has Changed For Trump

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:59

President Trump's response to the Charlottesville rally drew sharp criticism from his own party, but the backlash from Republican leaders was short-lived.

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After Charlottesville, Alt-Right Groups Splinter, Distance From White Supremacy

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:02

One year after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., experts who monitor domestic extremism in the United States are taking stock of where the far-right movement stands.

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'Suicidal Male' Steals Plane And Crashes After 'Unauthorized Takeoff' From Sea-Tac

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 00:58

"An airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff without passengers at Sea-Tac," the airport tweeted. Authorities say the plane crashed on a nearby island.

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Jury Awards Terminally Ill Man $289 Million In Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 22:04

After three days of deliberation the San Francisco jury sided with Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper who regularly used the popular herbicide Roundup.

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In Parts Of California Blanketed With Wildfire Smoke, Breathing Is 'A Chore'

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 20:42

As fires continue to rage in California, smoke is causing health problems for some residents. Public health officials warn against breathing polluted air.

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Judge Pleased With Government Effort But Hundreds Of Children Still In Custody

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 20:13

About 550 immigrant children between the ages of 5 and 17 are still separated from their families. The government has presented a framework that outlines steps to reunite them.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend — Just Look Up

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 19:13

The shower will peak late Sunday night and early Monday morning, but you can also catch a good number of meteors in the middle of the night on Saturday. Find a dark spot and let your eyes adjust.

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Trump May Cut Suspended Aid To Palestinians Soon

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 18:10

After freezing millions of dollars in assistance, the Trump administration may be on the verge of formally cutting off the aid.

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Census Citizenship Question Lawsuits In California Likely To Proceed, Judge Says

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 17:52

Dozens of states, cities and other groups are trying to get a question about U.S. citizenship status removed from the 2020 census. Two cases in New York are already heading toward a potential trial.

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Omarosa Tells NPR She Heard Trump 'N-Word Tape,' Contradicting Her Own Tell-All Book

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:27

Former reality TV star and Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman spoke to NPR about explosive allegations in her new book, Unhinged, but part of her account changed in the interview.

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Week In Politics: Paul Manafort's Trial And Ohio's Special Congressional Election

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 16:18

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Michelle Goldberg, columnist for The New York Times, and Guy Benson, political editor of Townhall.com about the leaked recording of Rep. Devin Nunes, Paul Manafort's trial, and the impact of the special election in Ohio's 12th District.

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9-Year-Old Chess Prodigy Will Be Allowed To Remain In U.K.

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:53

Shreyas Royal, one of the world's best chess players in his age group, was to be deported after his father's work visa expired. But following outcry, the U.K. government made an exception.

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From Mills To Manufacturers, Steel Tariffs Produce Winners And Losers

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 15:45

President Trump boasts that his trade policies are bringing back the steel industry, but corporate earnings reports suggest they're also hurting the bottom line at some manufacturing companies.

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African-American Craft Beer Brewers Unite To Host A Festival Of Their Own

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:52

Craft beer is booming, but it is not very popular in the African-American community and there are few black brewers. The first craft beer festival for African-American brewers aims to change that.

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Zimbabwe's Opposition Files Legal Challenge To 'Fake' Election Results

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 14:02

On Friday the Movement for Democratic Change, opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa's party, filed an objection to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's victory. "We have a good case and cause!!" Chamisa said.

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Thousands Of Muslims Gather In China To Protest Mosque Demolition

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 13:29

The brand-new Grand Mosque in Weizhou is slated for destruction. The Chinese government says it lacked the right permits, but worshipers see the demolition as an attack on their faith.

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Airstrike Killed Dozens In Yemen

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:31

Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Ruth Sherlock about another terrible turn in the war in Yemen – with images of bloodied children after an airstrike Thursday that killed dozens.

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It's 'All Gonna Burn': As Holy Fire Rages, Authorities Find A Human Suspect

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:47

Forrest Gordon Clark, 51, faces a life sentence if convicted of igniting the Southern California blaze. The wildfire has forced more than 21,000 people to evacuate.

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North Korea Lashes Out At Administration Officials 'Going Against' President Trump

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:29

North Korea's foreign ministry says improved relations outlined in the Singapore summit are being derailed by "high-level officials" who are "going against the intention of President Trump."

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Kris Kobach Says He Will Recuse Himself From Kansas Vote Count

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 07:16

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the state's top elections official, who leads Gov. Jeff Colyer by a paper-thin margin in initial vote counts in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary.

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