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Trump Administration Cuts Military Aid To Egypt

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

President Trump has had a friendly relationship with Egypt's leader but this week the administration surprisingly cut some military aid over Egypt's worsening human rights record.

Republican Congressman Mike Coffman Reacts To Trump's Afghanistan Speech

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:53pm

NPR's Robert Siegel asks Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado for his take on President Trump's Afghanistan strategy.

Abstinence Education Is Ineffective And Unethical, Report Argues

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:38pm

Researchers say that programs advocating abstinence until marriage fail to get teens to delay sexual activity and also prevent them from getting important information about pregnancy and STDs.

U.S. State Department Expands Travel Warnings For Mexico's Beachside Tourist Meccas

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:32pm

The department has updated its warnings about the Mexican states home to Cancun and Los Cabos, citing rising homicide rates.

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John Abercrombie, Wry And Exploratory Jazz Guitarist, Dies At 72

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:13pm

Abercrombie began forming his style in Boston while attending Berklee in the mid-'60s, eventually helping to redefine the lines between jazz, fusion and rock.

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Hope, Rebellion And Empowerment: The Multifaceted Appeal Of Mashrou' Leila's 'Roman'

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:01pm

The Lebanese alternative rock band's hit single has taken on a life of its own this summer: as an anthem for women's empowerment and as a song of hope for troubled political times.

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Let's Take A Shelf-ie: Experience NPR At The 2017 National Book Festival

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:52pm

NPR journalists will lead book chats with writers in a wide range of genres at the 2017 National Book Festival.

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New Yorkers Mourn End Of An Era As 'Village Voice' Ceases Print Edition

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:49pm

On Tuesday, the famed alt-weekly announced it would be ending its free weekly print edition. The publication was purchased by Peter Barbey in 2015.

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FACT CHECK: 10 Statements From Trump's Phoenix Speech

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:31pm

The president stood by his statements on Charlottesville during his campaign rally, but he left out the part where he had condemned violence "on many sides."

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Taylor Swift, After A Cryptic Week, Announces New Record

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:20pm

Reputation, the star's sixth record, is to be released Nov. 10.

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Are You Ready Yet To Accept Donald Trump For Who He Is?

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:14pm

The president's raucous Arizona rally fits a familiar pattern for Trump and should finally put an end to the persistent question of whether he will "pivot" and be more presidential.

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What Our Monuments (Don't) Teach Us About Remembering The Past

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:02pm

A history professor who studies the politics of memory tells us what the United States can learn from how Germans remember their history.

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Armed Militias Face Off With The 'Antifa' In The New Landscape Of Political Protest

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 1:23pm

Mark Pitcavage of the Anti-Defamation League says that the militia movement has created a conspiracy theory about the anti-fascist protesters, saying they're domestic terrorists backed by George Soros

Pianist Vijay Iyer Combines Complicated Rhythms With Modern Style On 'Far From Over'

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 1:23pm

Iyer studied physics and mathematics before becoming a professional musician in the 1990s. He composes music for an ensemble of interdisciplinary composers and jazz academics on his new album.

Why Nonprofits Pay Big Money For Events At Venues Like Mar-A-Lago

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:52pm

At least 20 organizations, including the American Red Cross and Cleveland Clinic, have canceled fundraising events scheduled at President Trump's resort.

Boston Rally Ends Without Violence, But Was Free Speech Served?

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:40pm

Civil rights attorney Harvey Silverglate joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss his concerns about the rally over the weekend.

Google And Walmart Team Up To Take On Amazon

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:33pm

Will the move be enough to keep Amazon in check? Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with business analyst Jill Schlesinger.

World Cafe Nashville: Republican Hair

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:27pm

Hear an interview and live session with the Nashville new-wave-ish party band who draws inspiration from the sounds of the 1980s.

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Political Analysts React To President Trump's Phoenix Rally

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:20pm

Political analysts Paris Dennard and Karine Jean-Pierre discuss the fallout from Trump's campaign rally Tuesday in Phoenix.

Cleaning Up Brine Pits In North Dakota

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:11pm

The salty wastewater — hundreds of millions of barrels each year — comes to the Earth's surface during the oil extraction process.

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