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

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 43 min ago

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

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Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 35 min ago

The university president said he had ordered the statue removed as a safety measure and to reflect the "abiding values" of the school, following vandalism earlier this week.

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Spanish Authorities Continue Hunt For Suspects In Barcelona Attacks

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 6 min ago

Officials claim to have dismantled the jihadi cell responsible for the vehicle attacks that killed 14 people, but say they are continuing a manhunt for three suspects still at large.

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From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 25 min ago

Vacationers from England tossed the bottle into the Mediterranean. It floated nearly 500 miles and into the net of a Palestinian fisherman. He said it was the first piece of mail he had ever received.

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Republicans Plead With Trump To Get On, And Stay On, Message To Pass A Tax Overhaul

NPR Top Stories - 7 hours 26 min ago

While the president was laying blame on "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Republicans were meeting to hammer out a tax overhaul. But they worry about whether Trump can make the sale.

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Motherhood In The Guise Of Terror In 'Fierce Kingdom'

NPR Books - 8 hours 15 min ago

Fierce Kingdom is about every parent's worst nightmare. A mother and her son, in the zoo at closing time, see a shooter and run. And hide. Gin Phillips talks to Scott Simon about her latest novel.

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'Stay With Me' Is A Novel Of Commitment, Culture And The Struggle To Conceive

NPR Books - 8 hours 15 min ago

Set in Nigeria in the 1980s, Ayobami Adebayo's debut novel tells the story of a couple who desperately want to have a child, in a society where that's what's expected of them.

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What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 26 min ago

The president has completed a full purge of top White House aides instrumental in his election. Their ouster could be a big gamble, as Trump finds himself with fewer and fewer allies.

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Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 26 min ago

What can you do when the Earth plunges into total darkness on Aug. 21? Eat, of course! And there are many space-themed treats to keep the skywatching party going.

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How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 26 min ago

Skeptics say if you hand cash to the impoverished, they'll mismanage it. But it turns out, many poor people are great at saving — thanks to this ingenious system.

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In 'The Stone Sky,' Some Worlds Need To Burn

NPR Books - 9 hours 26 min ago

N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards for the first two volumes of her Broken Earth trilogy. The Stone Sky is a powerful, timely finale to this story of a world built on oppression and exploitation.

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Paul Miller Loved Teaching Math So Much That He Did It For Nearly 80 Years

NPR Top Stories - 9 hours 56 min ago

Paul Miller was once recognized as the oldest active accredited classroom teacher in the U.S. He reflects on his long career.

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Tracing The Dark Origins Of Charlottesville's KKK

NPR Top Stories - 10 hours 26 min ago

In the comments of residents processing what happened in Charlottesville, a common refrain emerged: "This is not us." But the city's history tells a different story.

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6 Police Officers Shot In Separate Incidents In Florida, Pennsylvania

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 48 min ago

On the same night in Florida, two police officers were shot in Kissimmee, near Orlando, and two were shot in Jacksonville. One officer shot in Kissimmee has died. Two others were shot in Pennsylvania.

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Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 3:30pm

Starting kindergarten later could boost kids' grades and improve their odds of attending a top college. Being the youngest kid in class can hurt their academic performance.

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Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 2:48pm

For years, major charities have been holding fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.

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Gun-Carrying Protesters Create 'Tricky' Question For ACLU

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 1:56pm

"We don't feel we have to represent any group – including white supremacists – seeking to demonstrate with firearms," said the organization, which has long defended groups unpopular with its members.

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Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 1:11pm

And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So even if you're not in the "path of totality," take precautions if you plan to watch.

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Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional Powers

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 1:08pm

The move Friday marks a new milestone in President Nicolas Maduro's campaign to consolidate power, giving the lawmaking power of the opposition-packed congress to the legislative superbody he created.

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Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2017 - 12:50pm

Business leaders have resigned from Trump's council over his response to Charlottesville. But evangelical leaders say they see their role differently.

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