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Belle And Sebastian Leave Drummer Behind

3 hours 2 min ago

The band pulled over at a Walmart in North Dakota, but the tour bus left before Richard Colburn was back. They didn't notice for hours because people were sleeping. He later made it onto a flight.

Not Yet This Swan's Swan Song

3 hours 17 min ago

A black swan in Germany lost her partner last year, and Bavarian officials posted an ad looking for a mate. A nearby breeder saw it and offered up a companion.

Athlete Activism, After Charlottesville

3 hours 22 min ago

Marcus Thompson of The Athletic talks with Ailsa Chang about how activist athletes are responding in the wake of the Charlottesville violence, and the limits of athlete activism.

In Contrast To Business Councils, Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stay Put

3 hours 22 min ago

President Trump has lost business advisers as a result of his Charlottesville comments, but his evangelical advisers appear to be sticking by him.

Sympathy, Secrecy, Strategy: How Some Israelis Offer Support To Syrian Civilians

3 hours 22 min ago

Some Israelis are quietly providing aid to Syrian civilians next door, despite concerns of some Israelis that Syria is an enemy country.

Identifying MS-13 Members

3 hours 22 min ago

As the ruthless MS-13 gang targets younger and younger members for recruitment, one of the challenges facing school administrators and law enforcement is figuring out who is in the gang.

Spain Attack Update

3 hours 22 min ago

We have an update on what Spanish police are calling a terrorist attack, after a van drove into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 and injuring more than 100.

High School Reunion: Making A 'Teachable Moment'

3 hours 22 min ago

Rachel Martin talks with her former English teacher, Shirley Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was the only African-American teacher at Idaho Falls High School when Rachel attended.

Tech Companies Blacklist White Supremacist Site

3 hours 22 min ago

The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has been essentially purged from the Internet following the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.

Boston Prepares For 'Free Speech' Rally

3 hours 22 min ago

Organizers say a rally planned for Saturday in Boston is to promote free speech, but some residents fear it may draw white supremacists and other alt-right elements.

Morning News Brief: Spain Attack, Trump's Week, 'Boston Free Speech' Rally

3 hours 22 min ago

A van drove into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100. Also, the latest on fallout over President Trump's comments, and a controversial rally in Boston is planned.

A Radiant, Isolated Star: A New Documentary Tells Whitney Houston's Story

3 hours 22 min ago

Whitney: Can I Be Me is an unauthorized documentary that marshals the voices of Houston's friends and former employees to tell an intimate, tragic story.

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A First Look: Inside The Lab Where Scientists Are Editing DNA In Human Embryos

3 hours 23 min ago

NPR gets exclusive access to a lab in Portland, Ore., where scientists have begun editing the DNA in human embryos to try to prevent genetic diseases.

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California Prepares For An Eclipse Of Its Solar Power

3 hours 23 min ago

On a sunny day, California gets up to 40 percent of its energy from solar power, so Monday's total eclipse isn't just a scientific spectacle, it's a major concern for the state's power grid.

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After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

3 hours 55 min ago

An African-American woman remembers growing up in segregated Virginia in the 1950s, and being in the car when her father tried to get gas from a whites-only truck stop.

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Some Left-Wing Protesters Were Ready To Trade Blows In Charlottesville

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:55am

When neo-Nazis and white power activists streamed into Charlottesville, Va., they were met by crowds of angry counterprotesters. Some were from the group that calls itself Antifa.

Steve Bannon Called 'American Prospect' To Talk About Politics

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:51am

The White House chief strategist rarely talks to the media, but he called a co-founder of the progressive website The American Prospect. Rachel Martin talks to Robert Kuttner about the discussion.

Where Will You Be Watching The Eclipse?

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:44am

If you're one of the lucky ones, you'll get to watch the eclipse from the deck of a cruise ship specially chartered for sky watchers. Bonnie Tyler will sing her hit: "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Nokia Claims The Next Evolution Of The Selfie: Meet The Bothie

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:37am

Do you snap a quick pic of that gorgeous sunset or show social media how cute you look with a selfie? The Nokia 8 has a rear and front-facing camera that both work at the same time.

Refugees From Raqqa In Northern Syria Want 'Just To Stay Alive'

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:18am

The International Committee of the Red Cross visited northern Syria and found 200,000 displaced people living in difficult camp conditions. Rachel Martin talks to Ingy Sedky, a group spokeswoman.

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