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Terrorist Cell Responsible For Vehicle Attacks In Spain Originally Planned A Series Of Bombings

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

Police in Spain say the vehicle attacks that killed 14 people in Barcelona and Cambrils were carried out by a terrorist cell that had been originally planning a series of bombings.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Reacts To President Trump's Response To Charlottesville

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR has been checking in with the Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas since primary season. Following backlash over President Trump's comments following white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Va., NPR's Robert Siegel checks in with Hutchinson to ask how he thinks the president is handling the situation.

How Presidents Have Differed In Their Moral Leadership Throughout History

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Barbara Perry, a presidential historian at the University of Virginia about how presidents have exercised moral leadership in critical moments, and how their responses compare to President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville.

The Role Of Solar Eclipses In Religion

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

Throughout human history, solar eclipses have been seen as having great religious significance, often as omens or signs of divine warning or punishment. Major and minor religions alike have their own understandings.

What's The Reasoning Behind Terrorist Groups Using Low-Tech Tactics To Carry Out Attacks?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

ISIS terror attacks are increasingly low-tech — rather than firearms and explosives the weapons of choice are knives and vehicles. What could these choices say about the organization?

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford Reacts To Steve Bannon's White House Departure

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about Steve Bannon's departure from the White House.

Virginia Communities Remember Police Officers Who Died After Charlottesville Protests

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

Two Virginia State Police officers died in a helicopter crash after the Charlottesville, Va., protests on Saturday. Today a funeral was held in Richmond for Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates. Pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen will be remembered tomorrow.

Arrests Of Undocumented Parents Sparks Debate Between Federal Officials And Immigration Advocates

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:31pm

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested hundreds of undocumented parents who are suspected of paying smugglers to bring their children to the U.S. Federal officials say those parents are supporting criminal smuggling rings, but immigrant advocates complain the crackdown is criminalizing family reunification.

Episode 789: Robocall Invasion

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:10pm

Your phone rings--it looks like your neighbor's calling. But instead, it's the creepiest scam of the year.

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Billy Eichner Makes A Career Out Of Love/Hating Celebrity Culture

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:02pm

In addition to starring in Hulu's Difficult People, Eichner roams the streets of NYC, asking open-ended questions about celebrities in Billy on the Street. Originally broadcast Dec. 12, 2016.

Snark Aside, Julie Klausner Says 'Difficult People' Is Inspired By Love

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:02pm

Klausner plays an unsuccessful comic who quips about celebrities in her Hulu series, which recently launched its third season. Originally broadcast Aug. 16, 2016.

High Spirited 'Patti Cake$' Dresses Its Cinderella Story In Dirty Jersey Drag

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:02pm

A hard-working aspiring rapper rises above her dead-end existence with the help of some supportive friends and her own irrepressible talent. Critic Justin Change says Patti Cake$ is irresistible.

One Cool Thing: Ultrasound Rainforest

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 1:32pm

There's a lot going on in the rainforest that's invisible to the human ear.

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A Closer Look At Steve Bannon's Role At The White House

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 1:11pm

David Von Drehle of The Washington Post joins us to discuss Bannon's politics and more, amid news that Bannon is out as chief White House strategist.

White House Strategist Steve Bannon Is Out

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 1:06pm

President Trump's chief strategist is leaving his White House post. NPR's Ron Elving joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the latest.

Did A Bail Reform Algorithm Contribute To This San Francisco Man's Murder?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 1:00pm

The July murder of photographer Ed French, is raising questions and concerns about a pretrial risk assessment computer tool used by a growing number of county and city courts.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Brian Higginbotham)

2 Dead In Stabbing Attack In Turku, Finland

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:53pm

Police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg, and it's not clear what his motivations were. Six other people were injured in the attack about 100 miles from the capital.

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First Amendment Rights In The Digital Age

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:46pm

The company DreamHost is resisting a Justice Department warrant that demands it hand over all files related to one of its customer's websites.

Wisconsin's Foxconn Deal Would Be Largest Incentive Package In State History

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:40pm

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is trying to lure the Taiwanese electronics company to build an assembly plant in the state.

Trump's Top Economic Adviser Said To Be Staying Put

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:33pm

The New York Times reported that Gary Cohn was "deeply upset" about President Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville.

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