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Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 32 min ago

Manila's cardinal and another senior cleric have harshly criticized what human rights groups call extrajudicial killings that have claimed more than 5,000 lives in the past 14 months.

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Wreckage Of USS Indianapolis, Sunk By Japanese In WWII, Found In Pacific

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 7 min ago

The cruiser was returning from a secret mission to deliver atomic bomb components when she was sunk by a Japanese submarine. The ensuing loss of life is the large in the history of the U.S. Navy.

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Mass Held In Barcelona To Honor Victims Of Terror Attacks

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 21 min ago

The service was held as authorities continue a manhunt for the 22-year-old Moroccan believed to be the driver of a van that plowed into pedestrians on a popular promenade.

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Confederate Statues Were Built To Further A 'White Supremacist Future'

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 20 min ago

President Trump hasn't mentioned it as he's defended the memorabilia over the past week, but historians say the statues were originally built to send a clear message to black Americans.

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Racial Issues Have Often Been A Test for U.S. Presidents With Conflicted Feelings

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 52 min ago

President Eisenhower was not a fan of the 1954 Supreme Court order against segregated schools; but he sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Ark., to ensure it was enforced at Central High.

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As India's Climate Changes, Farmers In The North Experiment With New Crops

NPR Top Stories - 8 hours 52 min ago

Farmers are starting to grow new crops in winter, when their fields usually lie fallow. Meanwhile, air pollution, which contributes to climate change, is weakening India's solar energy production.

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'Young Jane Young' Is A Political Sex Scandal, Told Through Women's Eyes

NPR Books - 8 hours 52 min ago

Young Jane Young is the story of a political sex scandal, told through the women who endure it. Author Gabrielle Zevin tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro she hopes readers will think twice about shaming women.

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Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 50 min ago

A group of alumni from one of the nation's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump.

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How To Succeed In Business After Fleeing For Your Life

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 51 min ago

A father of seven had to start over after his family was forced from home by Boko Haram. He found safety and a new job in a camp for displaced persons.

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In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 51 min ago

When Turkish children head back to school, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum.

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Sweet, Generous 'Wild Things' Is A Playful Survey Of Kid Lit

NPR Books - 9 hours 51 min ago

Bruce Handy's new book takes an emotional, intuitive look at the world of children's books, from Goodnight Moon to Charlotte's Web, which he calls "a mastery novel of ideas" about life and death.

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The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 2 sec ago

Women in the movement have built Internet presences around boosting white nationalist ideologies. But journalist Seyward Darby says that outspokenness is at odds with male white nationalists' ideas.

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Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum'

NPR Top Stories - 11 hours 51 min ago

NPR listeners had lots of questions after our story about diastasis recti, a medical condition of abdominal muscles that's common among new moms. Many wanted to know more about how to fix the problem.

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When Self-Criticism Was an Order, These Portraits Were Revolutionary

New York Times Book Reviews - 13 hours 17 min ago
“Cultural Revolution Selfies,” a new book by Wang Qiuhang, includes subversive images, taken during China’s Cultural Revolution, of the photographer himself.
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Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies At 84

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 53 min ago

Gregory was known for his sharp satire, political activism and health advocacy. He went on multiple hunger strikes to protest issues like the Vietnam War and police brutality.

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Massive Group Of Counter-Protesters Met 'Free Speech' Rally In Boston

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

A week after violent clashes during a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., today's "Free Speech" rally in Boston was met with massive counter-protests.

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Presidential Historian Compares Tumultuous Week To Past Administrations

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

After a week of turmoil and shake ups in the Trump administration, presidential historian Michael Beschloss discusses with NPR's Dwane Brown where this president stands compared to past leaders.

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What's Next For The White House After Bannon's Departure?

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

The White House has had a tumultuous week. President Trump's comments about Charlottesville, Va., have been widely condemned, and the week ended with the ouster of White House strategist Steve Bannon.

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'Good Booty': Backing Up How Music And Sex Helped Shape American Culture

NPR Books - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

In her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, Ann Powers explores how popular music became America's primary erotic art form.

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After Charlottesville, Trump Supporters Stand By The President

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

NPR's Dwane Brown checks in with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito to hear how rural Trump supporters are reacting to the week's events.

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