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Week In Politics: Sean Spicer Resigns As White House Press Scretary

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:25pm

NPR's Audie Cornish wraps the week in politics with David Brooks of The New York Times and Jamelle Bouie of Slate. They discuss Sean Spicer's resignation as White House press secretary and the failure of the Senate Republican health care bill.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announced As New Press Secretary After Spicer Resigns

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:25pm

White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation on Friday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will take up the helm as the new press secretary, and Anthony Scaramucci becomes Trump's new communications director.

3 Palestinians Killed In Violent Clashes With Israelis Near Jerusalem Religious Site

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:25pm

In a day of intensifying violence, three Palestinians were killed during a wave of clashes with Israeli forces. Later a Palestinian stabbed to death three Israelis in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

20 Attorneys General Write To Trump, Urging Him To Keep DACA

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:27pm

"You have repeatedly expressed your support for Dreamers. Today, we join together to urge you not to capitulate," California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra tells President Trump.

White House, Dems Work The Referees In Public Battle Over Russia Probes

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:25pm

President Trump, his aides, investigators and congressional Democrats are anxiously trying to shape the public's impression about the fairness and validity of the never-ending Russia imbroglio.

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CDC: Half Of All Female Murder Victims Are Killed By Intimate Partners

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:22pm

The Centers for Disease Control found that black women and indigenous women are murdered at higher rates than other races. And half of all murdered women are killed by current or former partners.

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'Dunkirk' Is A Harrowing War Movie, Muddled By A Convoluted Timeline

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:12pm

A new film dramatizes the '40 Allied retreat from the beaches of France as the Nazis close in. Despite strong action sequences, Dunkirk relies too much on fragmented storytelling and obvious plotting.

'Awkward' And 'Insecure' Get To The Root Of Writer Issa Rae's Humor

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:12pm

As a self-described "awkward black girl," Rae says she often felt that she was straddling two worlds growing up. She created and stars in the HBO series Insecure. Originally broadcast Nov. 8, 2016.

Xanda, Son Of Cecil The Lion, Also Killed

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:01pm

A trophy hunter shot and killed the 6-year-old lion near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, near where his father was killed two years ago.

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Philippines President Calls For Extension Of Martial Law In Fight Against Militants

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:52pm

Heavy fighting between the military and ISIS-linked Islamist militants in the region has resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians.

What Has Fans Buzzing So Far At Comic-Con 2017?

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:45pm

Fans galore have descended on San Diego for this year's Comic-Con, to check out what's hot in film, television and more.

When Democracies Choose Authoritarianism

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:40pm

Amanda Taub from The New York Times joins our host Maria Hinojosa to talk about the rise of authoritarianism in the U.S.

2017 A Year Of Breakthrough Roles For Women On Television

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:40pm

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans talks with Here & Now's Lisa Mullins about why he's been calling 2017 "the year of the woman" in television.

Breaking Down the Crisis in Venezuela

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:39pm

In this selection from Latino USA's sister podcast, "In The Thick," we break down the crisis in Venezuela and we show that the good guy vs. bad guy narrative isn't as simple as it might seem.

The Stolen Child: Searching for #118

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:38pm

In Argentina, one family's search for a grandson who disappeared during the military dictatorship in the 1970s.

Salvador Dalí's Remains Exhumed, Revealing A Perfectly Arranged Mustache

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:33pm

When the late Spanish painter was exhumed for a paternity suit, experts discovered his distinctive mustache kept its shape."Checking it was a very exciting moment," says the head of his estate.

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Resigns

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:33pm

Spicer's decision appears to be linked to the appointment of a new White House communications director, New York financier Anthony Scaramucci.

Social Media Buzz: From Sen. John McCain To Elon Musk Announcement

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:25pm

McCain's brain cancer diagnosis sparked a huge outpouring online. Here & Now's Robin Young checks in with Al Jazeera English's Femi Oke.

Reports: Sean Spicer Resigns As White House Press Secretary

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:32am

Multiple media outlets have reported the departure of Spicer, who has had an embattled tenure as President Trump's lead spokesperson.

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Archiving The Work Of Paparazzi Pioneer Gene Spatz

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:26am

When Spatz died suddenly at the age of 60, he left behind boxes and boxes of old photos. But they weren't just family snapshots.




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