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Trump Announces End To Manufacturing Council After Multiple CEOs Resign

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump has ended both his manufacturing council and Strategic and Policy Forum, following the resignations of many CEOs who had served on them. Trump, who had promised to run government like a business, finds himself at odds with business leaders.

Charlottesville Community Gathers To Remember Heather Heyer

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

Family, friends and co-workers gathered to remember Heather Heyer. The 32-year-old woman was killed when a car rammed a group of counter-protesters after a violent white supremacist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Dreamhost Challenges Department Of Justice Anti-Trump Records Request

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dallas Kashuba, co-founder of DreamHost. The company challenged the Department of Justice's demand that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million IP addresses for people who visited an anti-trump protest site.

NASA Astronauts Set To Get Sweet Treat With Next Delivery To International Space Station

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

This week, a rocket bound for the International Space Station lifted off with 6,400 pounds of supplies. Along with the provisions, medical supplies and experiments, NASA astronauts will be getting a special care package with ice cream.

Trump's Comments On White Supremacists Raise Questions

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:31pm

What did President Trump's return to blaming "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., reveal about him and how he approaches the presidency?

Aw, Shoot: Wisconsin Man Accidentally Fires Nail Gun Into Heart (But He's Fine)

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:10pm

Doug Bergeson was framing a fireplace when he dropped the nail gun. It shot a 3 1/2 inch nail through his chest and into his heart. "It kind of stung," says Bergeson, who drove himself to the ER.

(Image credit: Donna Bergeson/AP)

Israel's Netanyahu Faces Criticism For Delayed Reaction To Charlottesville Rally

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:43pm

For three days, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism around the world — said nothing about the anti-Jewish chants and Nazi swastikas paraded in Charlottesville, Va.

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In 'Defenders,' Netflix Enlists Marvel Superheroes In Quest For TV Domination

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:20pm

Netflix's plan was to take relatively minor or underused Marvel titles and heroes, and star them in their own season-long TV series. After that, they'd feature them together in an all-star team-up.

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In Trump's Government, The 'Regulated Have Become The Regulators'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:20pm

Eric Lipton of The New York Times says lobbyists now working for the government are leading a regulatory roll back that is benefiting the industries they used to represent.

Reporter In Charlottesville Gives Her Take On Weekend Violence

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:52pm

President Trump is placing blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend on "both sides," but what is true about what happened that day?

One Of Music Row's Most Influential Leaders, Jo Walker-Meador, Has Died At 93

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:45pm

She led the Country Music Association for nearly 30 years and oversaw the creation of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the CMA Awards and the CMA Music Festival. She died Tuesday night at age 93.

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DJ Sessions: Soundtrack To The Solar Eclipse

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:40pm

As we prepare for a big celestial event on Monday, KCRW DJ Marion Hodges shares some eclipse-themed music.

Often Missing From The Current Health Care Debate: Women's Voices

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:33pm

When leaders in Washington discuss the future of American health care, women are not always in the room. Here, eight women from around the country share their personal stories, fears and hopes.

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Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Dies In House Without Vote

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:33pm

The failure marks the second time a bathroom restriction bill has collapsed in Texas, despite strong support from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

With 100,000 Visitors Set To Descend, Kentucky Town Sees Eclipse's Economic Upside

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:26pm

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is squarely in the upcoming solar eclipse's "path of totality," and businesses there are hoping to profit from the eclipse economy.

Trump Disbands 2 Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:24pm

Eight executives quit President Trump's manufacturing council this week, in the wake of his controversial remarks about white supremacists and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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At CERN, Hunting For Invisible Worlds

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:23pm

With so many dedicated to solving nature's riddles at CERN, it's hard not to think of it as a modern cathedral, a link between reason and mystery, a place of pilgrimage, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.

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Trump Widely Criticized For Once Again Blaming 'Both Sides' In Charlottesville

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:06pm

Political analysts Angela Rye and Paris Dennard join Here & Now's Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson to discuss Trump's news conference Tuesday and more.

3 Romances For Your August Escape

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:00pm

The lazy days of August call for getaway reading, so we've got three romances that'll take you from old China to the small-town South, featuring couples who learn love is closer than they think.

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Texas Bathroom Bill Stymied Again As Legislature Ends Special Session

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:53am

Powerful business interests and some Republicans joined Democrats and LGBT activists in opposing an effort to pass a law restricting bathroom access for transgender people.

(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

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