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Bay Area Police Say They're Prepared For Weekend Alt-Right Rallies

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Far-right activists are set to hold two weekend rallies in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay area is a mecca for free speech and political activism, but for some residents, upcoming alt-right rallies go too far. Local police say they're prepared to handle events.

Criticism Builds For Catalonia Police After Last Week's Terror Attack In Spain

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Police in Spain's northeast region of Catalonia are being criticized for not doing enough to prevent last week's terror attacks. More than a dozen people were killed in a van attack in Barcelona.

Bannon's Back At Breitbart, White House Advisers Worry They're Targets

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Bannon is back in the saddle running Breitbart News after being forced out as President Trump's top political adviser. We assess how Breitbart has covered the White House since Bannon's return.

Post Charlottesville: Democrats Consider Ways To Keep Pressure On Trump

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Democrats are having trouble agreeing on how to handle the politics of fallout from President Trump's reaction to recent racial tensions after the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Samsung Heir Found Guilty Of Corruption, Sentenced To 5 Years

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

A South Korean court has sentenced the billionaire head of Samsung Group to five years in prison. He was found guilty in a corruption case involving the country's former president.

On Its New Album, The War On Drugs Searches For 'A Deeper Understanding'

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:34am

Lead singer Adam Granduciel grappled with anxiety and insecurity while making the band's last album, but this new record is marked by Granduciel's stronger sense of himself as a person and musician.

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'People Helped You, Whether You Knew It Or Not'

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:33am

William Weaver was one of 14 students that integrated West High School in Knoxville, Tenn., in 1964. He struggled at first, but with help regained his footing and earned a scholarship to college.

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82nd Airborne Division Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 6:37am

Its soldiers gained fame in major battles of the world wars, and have become the nation's go-to troops for rapid deployments. We examine the history of one of the world's most famous military units.

Guidelines Expected Soon On Transgender People In The Military

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 6:36am

President Trump announced a transgender ban in July with a tweet. David Greene talks to Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

How The Trump-McConnell Riff Could Affect Tax Policy

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 6:36am

The failure to repeal Obamacare led to a falling out between the White House and Senate leadership. Ailsa Chang talks to Hunter Bates, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

For New England Farmers Looking To Make Ends Meet, The Sun Provides A Harvest

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:23am

Farmers in New England are renting parts of their land to solar energy developers, allowing the farmers to earn some much needed extra money. But not everyone is happy about the trend.

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Facebook Friends Aren't Your Real Friends

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:18am

A court says a judge doesn't need to recuse herself from a case because a lawyer involved is a friend on Facebook. An appeals court said often people accept requests from people they don't know.

White House To Issue Guidance On Transgender Service Member Ban

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:02am

The White House is expected to issue guidance soon about President Trump's proposed ban on transgender people in the military.

Fat Cats Get Rich Off Inheritance

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:02am

A woman in New York died and left $300,000 to her two cats, according to the New York Post. She wanted to ensure they were cared for.

News Brief: Transgender People In The Military, Mattis In Middle East

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:02am

The White House is expected to issue guidance soon about President Trump's ban on transgender people in the military. Also, Defense Secretary James Mattis is traveling in the Middle East.

Haitians Are Crossing From The U.S. To Canada

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:02am

As thousands of Haitian asylum-seekers cross illegally from the U.S. into Canada, CBC reporter Ainslie MacLellan tells NPR's David Greene how the Canadian government is reacting.

Mattis Seeks To Calm Nervous Ally In Turkey

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:02am

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is in Turkey, trying to reassure President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that America's backing of Kurdish fighters won't undermine Turkey's security.

Political Storm Circling Guatemalan President Morales

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:02am

Guatemala's president is seeking the removal of of the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body. The president, Jimmy Morales, is facing a graft scandal involving his brother and a son.

What's Dividing Trump And McConnell

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:02am

The division between President Trump and Senate leader Mitch McConnell has led to reports of shouting matches and long periods of silence. Both recently issued reassuring statements.

The Retreat Of Democracy In Thailand

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:02am

The Thai military seized power three years ago after months of political turmoil promising a swift return to democratic rule. But the military seems to be digging in for the long haul.

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