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Charlottesville Community Gathers To Remember Heather Heyer

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:31

Family, friends and co-workers gathered to remember Heather Heyer. The 32-year-old woman was killed when a car rammed a group of counter-protesters after a violent white supremacist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Dreamhost Challenges Department Of Justice Anti-Trump Records Request

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:31

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dallas Kashuba, co-founder of DreamHost. The company challenged the Department of Justice's demand that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million IP addresses for people who visited an anti-trump protest site.

NASA Astronauts Set To Get Sweet Treat With Next Delivery To International Space Station

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:31

This week, a rocket bound for the International Space Station lifted off with 6,400 pounds of supplies. Along with the provisions, medical supplies and experiments, NASA astronauts will be getting a special care package with ice cream.

Trump's Comments On White Supremacists Raise Questions

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:31

What did President Trump's return to blaming "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., reveal about him and how he approaches the presidency?

Vice President Pence Stays Aligned With Trump Despite Other Republicans Distancing Themselves

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:31

Republican lawmakers are quickly trying to distance themselves from President Trump's latest comments on Charlottesville after he seemed to back away from his earlier criticism of white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Some Top Republicans Criticize White Supremacists, But Not Trump By Name

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:19

Vice President Pence did not criticize the president's about-face about blame for violence in Charlottesville, Va. Some GOP leaders have spoken up, but not all derided the president specifically.

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Poll: Majority Believe Trump's Response To Charlottesville Hasn't Been Strong Enough

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:00

After shifting statements from the president about the racist violence in Virginia, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds most Americans didn't like the way Trump handled the situation.

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Israel's Netanyahu Faces Criticism For Delayed Reaction To Charlottesville Rally

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:43

For three days, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism around the world — said nothing about the anti-Jewish chants and Nazi swastikas paraded in Charlottesville, Va.

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In Trump's Government, The 'Regulated Have Become The Regulators'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:20

Eric Lipton of The New York Times says lobbyists now working for the government are leading a regulatory roll back that is benefiting the industries they used to represent.

Often Missing From The Current Health Care Debate: Women's Voices

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:33

When leaders in Washington discuss the future of American health care, women are not always in the room. Here, eight women from around the country share their personal stories, fears and hopes.

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Trump Disbands 2 Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:24

Eight executives quit President Trump's manufacturing council this week, in the wake of his controversial remarks about white supremacists and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Texas Bathroom Bill Stymied Again As Legislature Ends Special Session

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:53

Powerful business interests and some Republicans joined Democrats and LGBT activists in opposing an effort to pass a law restricting bathroom access for transgender people.

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After Charlottesville, A Doctor Reflects On Hateful Patients And His Own Biases

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:47

Medical professionals take pride in their commitment to care for all patients. But that pride doesn't shield them from the difficult ones.

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'This Is Just The Beginning Of Heather's Legacy': Mourning And A Call To Action

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:43

Friends and family remembered the passion of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. "Carry Heather's spark," her mother told listeners and mourners. "Find a way to make a difference in the world."

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At NAFTA Kickoff, U.S., Mexico, And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:23

While ministers from Canada and Mexico praised NAFTA, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer emphasized the negative and said the deal "needs major improvement."

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What They're Saying: Newspapers Weigh In On Trump's 'Both Sides' Stance

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:19

Saying that a mob is intent on destroying President Trump, The Washington Times editorial board states, "the president himself keeps assisting the project."

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The View Of Charlottesville, From Berlin

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:18

An American in Germany writes about the very different way that nation preserves and remembers the shameful parts of its history.

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Hippos, Anthrax And Hunger Make A Deadly Mix

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:17

In Zambia, some people were so hungry that they risked their health to eat hippo meat infected with anthrax. Researchers say it reveals how food insecurity can spread disease.

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University Of Florida Denies Richard Spencer Event, Citing 'Likelihood Of Violence'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:58

The school's president said Wednesday it supports free speech. But after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., he said the white nationalist's request to speak prompted "serious concerns for safety."

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Hope Hicks Named Interim White House Communications Director

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:39

Hicks was one of President Trump's earliest campaign aides and has maintained an extremely low public profile. She has been serving as director of strategic communications.

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