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Morning News Break: Political Fallout From White Nationalist Rally

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump on Monday delivered a statement from the White House directly calling out the hate groups behind the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. And, three CEOs resigned from the president's advisory council on manufacturing — criticizing Trump's initial response to the violence.

Trump's NAFTA Makeover Not So Extreme

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

The Trump administration begins renegotiating NAFTA this month. Despite the rhetoric of the campaign and talk of tearing it up, the administration's actual plans appear less dramatic than expected.

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6,000-Year-Old Knee Joints Suggest Osteoarthritis Isn't Just Wear And Tear

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:00am

Even after a Harvard team took into account differences in age and weight among ancient specimens and knee joints today, they found that modern humans tend to have more osteoarthritis.

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Twitter Account Names and Shames Far-Right Activists At Charlottesville

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:59am

The "Yes! You're a racist" Twitter account uses crowd sourcing to help identify white supremacists. But sometimes it get things wrong. And not everyone is happy about efforts at public shaming.

Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:53am

Barnes & Noble is experimenting with food, Amazon is replicating its online business and an indie shop aims to be part of the community. Ultimately, they all want to sell more books.

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'Granny Pods' Help Keep Portland Affordable

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:52am

As rents rise, Portland is making it easier for homeowners to build small houses in their backyard and enable people who would be priced out to stay.

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What We Know About Driver Charged In Deadly Charlottesville Crash

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 8:35am

James Alex Fields Jr. is charged with second-degree murder and malicious wounding after one woman died and at least 19 others were injured. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Incident In Charlottesville Will Make Us Stronger, Gov. McAuliffe Says

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 6:45am

David Greene talks to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe about the protests in Charlottesville. Some say the police didn't do enough to prevent the attack by a white nationalist that left one person dead.

Charlottesville Looks To Move Forward From Violent Protests

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 6:37am

White marchers carried swastika flags and chanted racist slogans. Counterprotesters gathered to stage their own demonstration. A driver plowed into a group of the counterprotesters — killing a woman.

How To Keep Your Music Playlist From Embarrassing You

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 5:47am

What song is alphabetically first in your music? If you don't want others to hear it, then load this: "A a a a a Very Good Song." Ten minutes of silence will give you a chance to pick a better song.

Teenager Preps To Run In 2018 Kansas Governor's Race

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 5:29am

High school junior Jack Bergerson decided to run as a Democrat after he found out there was no age requirement. He says he wants to focus on health care and would support legalizing medical marijuana.

Owner Of Danish Submarine Held On Murder Charges

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

Police in Denmark are investigating the disappearance of a Swedish journalist, who had been on an amateur-built submarine before it sank. The sub's owner has been detained.

NAACP: Blatant Racism On Display In Charlottesville Is Disgusting

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Derrick Johnson, interim president and CEO of the NAACP, about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend at a white nationalist rally.

U.S. Has Occasional Contact With North Korea For Indirect Talks

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Suzanne DiMaggio, a senior fellow at the think tank New America, about negotiating with North Korea. In May, she facilitated talks between the U.S. and North Korea.

Examining Trump's Initial Response To The Racial Upheaval In Virginia

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

After the mayhem in Charlottesville, some saw President Trump's remarks as a validation of the protesters' message of racial bigotry. Rachel Martin talks to David French of the National Review.

Pence Expands On Trump's Charlottesville Remarks To Include White Supremacists

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

Vice President Mike Pence is on a six-day tour of South America. But even thousands of miles away, Pence had no choice but to respond to the events over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

7 Decades After Its Creation, The Idea Of Who Belongs In Pakistan Narrows

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

Seventy years ago Monday, Muslims on the Indian subcontinent got their own country: Pakistan. But in the decades since, the idea of who belongs has changed.

Morning News Brief: 'Unite The Right' Rally In Charlottesville Turns Deadly

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:01am

After the deadly events in Virginia, President Trump blamed "many sides." Those remarks didn't go far enough for some, who called on Trump to denounce the white supremacists behind the violence.

In Germany, Churchgoers Are Encouraged To Tweet From The Pews

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:00am

As it celebrates 500 years since Martin Luther and the Reformation, the Protestant church in Germany is turning to social media to reach those too busy to attend.

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Bridging The Familiar And Unfamiliar Around The World, In 'Rough Translation'

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 3:59am

In NPR's new international podcast, host Gregory Warner, a longtime foreign correspondent, travels the globe to drop in on stories that reflect back on subjects we're talking about in the U.S.

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