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Church Leaders In Philippines Condemn Bloody War On Drugs

3 hours 33 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

6 hours 9 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

7 hours 22 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'

8 hours 21 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

8 hours 53 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

8 hours 53 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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Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

9 hours 51 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

9 hours 52 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

9 hours 52 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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The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'

10 hours 1 min 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'

11 hours 52 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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Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies At 84

16 hours 54 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

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

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?

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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After Charlottesville, Trump Supporters Stand By The President

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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Is The Trump Presidency Having a Crisis Moment?

August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

NPR's Dwane Brown talks with Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review, about Republicans' discomfort with President Trump espousing views commonly found in Breitbart News, a right-wing media outlet.

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Man Goes On Stabbing Rampage In Russia, Wounds 7

August 19, 2017 - 9:56am

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Russian officials appear to discount the possibility, saying the initial investigation is not focusing on terrorism as a "main theory."

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President Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Honors, Highlighting Rift With Artists

August 19, 2017 - 9:55am

Three of the five honorees had already spoken out against the president and said they either planned to boycott a White House event or were considering it.

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Boston Right-Wing 'Free Speech' Rally Dwarfed By Counterprotesters

August 19, 2017 - 7:43am

Thousands of counterprotesters gathered in Boston Common to meet the rally participants, who said they have no connection to those who perpetrated violence in Charlottesville, Va., last week.

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