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In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 05:00

As it celebrates 500 years since Martin Luther and the Reformation, the Protestant church in Germany is turning to social media to reach those too busy to attend.

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Navigating The 'Aisle Of Confusion' To Whiten Your Teeth

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:58

The whiter the smile the more attractive the person, research finds. Both men and women say white teeth matter when choosing a mate. This may be why whitening teeth is a $3.2 billion industry.

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Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:58

Your diet can influence your appearance. You knew that. But did you know that what you eat can also impact your body odor and your attractiveness to the opposite sex?

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Young Astronaut Hopeful Gets NASA Tour Of His (Space) Dreams

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 04:57

Murad Rahimov got to see the inner workings of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center after an NPR listener learned of his passion for space.

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NPR News Nuggets: Rally Cat, Blessed Beer & A Cleaning Culprit

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 23:23

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

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Kenya's Odinga Defies Calls To Concede, Urging Supporters To Boycott

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 21:26

Opposition leader Raila Odinga continues to reject results that handed President Uhuru Kenyatta re-election. "There is no work until Tuesday, when we will announce the next step," Odinga said Sunday.

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Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy Reacts To White Nationalist Rally

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

Charlottesville, Va. Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy talks about the white supremacist rally in the city Saturday and the reaction of the black community there.

A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out On Charlottesville

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

Former White Nationalist Christian Picciolini says he was "lost" and "lonely" when he was recruited into a white supremacist group as a teenager but he now runs a nonprofit that advocates for peace.

Trump Supporters Speak Out On Charlottesville

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, saying that the president condemns white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. Trump supporters are reacting.

NAFTA: What Does This New Round Of Negotiation Mean?

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

President Trump has threatened to walk away from NAFTA if he can't secure a better deal for the U.S. But former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez says it would be hard for the U.S. to walk away.

'Words You'll Hear': Trump Administration To Talk NAFTA Renegotiation

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

Later this week, White House officials begin the process of renegotiating changes and updates to NAFTA, which President Donald Trump has called "the worst deal ever made."

Alabama Voters Go To Polls To Fill Seat Left Vacant By Jeff Sessions

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

In Alabama, voters head to the polls Tuesday in a primary for U.S. Senate. The race is to fill a seat long occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

A Look Into The Life Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

Heather Heyer, 32, was a paralegal who was killed when an alleged white supremacist crashed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va.

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer Talks About How Protests Were Handled

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer defends local police, calls protests "terrorism," and blames President Trump for mainstreaming hate.

Charlottesville: Reflecting On And Dissecting What Happened

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

Charlottesville, Va., continues to recover after white supremacists rallied and three people died. NPR has the latest on investigations into the motorist who rammed his car into counter protesters.

Trump Supporter: 'He Called For Unity, I Never Saw Obama Call For Unity'

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

The White House tweaked its reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Va., saying the president condemns white supremacists, KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups. Trump supporters are reacting.

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In Charlottesville, Religious Leaders Try To Comfort Residents

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 17:17

In Virginia, religious leaders are trying to comfort their congregations and address the complicated racial tensions facing the city.

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2 U.S. Service Members Killed, 5 Injured In Northern Iraq

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 16:25

The troops died during combat operations, the military said. The mission against ISIS in the region is investigating the incident, which doesn't appear to have been due to enemy contact.

Virginia Congregations Condemn White Supremacy After Violent Demonstrations

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 14:14

At church services this morning in Charlottesville, Va., congregations addressed the aftermath of violent demonstrations by white supremacists and neo-Nazis and the deaths in their community.

Mullen Expresses Concern Over 'Brinkmanship' With North Korea

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:39

The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he's very concerned that the hot rhetoric coming out of Pyongyang and Washington could spin "out of control."

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