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At Least 4 Arrested In Connection With Spain Attacks

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:05am

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the attacks in northeastern Spain that killed 14 and more than 100. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Fiona Govan of The Local Spain.

At Least 1 Killed After Second Attack, Spanish Police Say

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:00am

A second terror attack, in Cambrils, Spain, has left at least one victim dead, along with at least 13 others in Barcelona.

Update On Attacks In Spain

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 6:44am

On Thursday, a van drove into a crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 100. Ailsa Chang talks with Fiona Govan, a reporter with The Local Spain.

Trump's Week Of Controversy

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 6:43am

President Trump's comments about a white supremacist march meant he continued to bleed support from CEOs and conservatives all week. David Greene talks with Robert Costa of The Washington Post.

Belle And Sebastian Leave Drummer Behind

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:21am

The band pulled over at a Walmart in North Dakota, but the tour bus left before Richard Colburn was back. They didn't notice for hours because people were sleeping. He later made it onto a flight.

Not Yet This Swan's Swan Song

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:06am

A black swan in Germany lost her partner last year, and Bavarian officials posted an ad looking for a mate. A nearby breeder saw it and offered up a companion.

Athlete Activism, After Charlottesville

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

Marcus Thompson of The Athletic talks with Ailsa Chang about how activist athletes are responding in the wake of the Charlottesville violence, and the limits of athlete activism.

In Contrast To Business Councils, Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stay Put

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump has lost business advisers as a result of his Charlottesville comments, but his evangelical advisers appear to be sticking by him.

Sympathy, Secrecy, Strategy: How Some Israelis Offer Support To Syrian Civilians

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

Some Israelis are quietly providing aid to Syrian civilians next door, despite concerns of some Israelis that Syria is an enemy country.

Identifying MS-13 Members

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

As the ruthless MS-13 gang targets younger and younger members for recruitment, one of the challenges facing school administrators and law enforcement is figuring out who is in the gang.

Spain Attack Update

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

We have an update on what Spanish police are calling a terrorist attack, after a van drove into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 and injuring more than 100.

High School Reunion: Making A 'Teachable Moment'

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

Rachel Martin talks with her former English teacher, Shirley Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was the only African-American teacher at Idaho Falls High School when Rachel attended.

Tech Companies Blacklist White Supremacist Site

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has been essentially purged from the Internet following the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

Boston Prepares For 'Free Speech' Rally

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

Organizers say a rally planned for Saturday in Boston is to promote free speech, but some residents fear it may draw white supremacists and other alt-right elements.

Morning News Brief: Spain Attack, Trump's Week, 'Boston Free Speech' Rally

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

A van drove into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. Also, the latest on fallout over President Trump's comments, and a controversial rally in Boston is planned.

A Radiant, Isolated Star: A New Documentary Tells Whitney Houston's Story

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:01am

Whitney: Can I Be Me is an unauthorized documentary that marshals the voices of Houston's friends and former employees to tell an intimate, tragic story.

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A First Look: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:00am

NPR gets exclusive access to a lab in Portland, Ore., where scientists have begun editing the DNA in human embryos to try to prevent genetic diseases.

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California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:00am

On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power, so Monday's total eclipse isn't just a scientific spectacle, it's a major concern for the state's power grid.

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After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:29am

An African-American woman remembers growing up in segregated Virginia in the 1950s, and being in the car when her father tried to get gas from a whites-only truck stop.

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Some Left-Wing Protesters Were Ready To Trade Blows In Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:55am

When neo-Nazis and white power activists streamed into Charlottesville, Va., they were met by crowds of angry counterprotesters. Some were from the group that calls itself Antifa.




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