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Taylor Swift Wins Groping Suit Against Ex-Radio Host

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

A jury in Denver found fully in pop singer Taylor Swift's favor Monday, delivering a unanimous verdict in a trial over whether she was groped by a former radio host during a Denver meet-and-greet.

Gen. Dunford Visits China Amid Heightened U.S. Tensions With North Korea

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

The U.S.'s highest ranking military officer is in China. On Monday, while he was in South Korea, Gen. Dunford said U.S. military might is aimed at enabling and supporting diplomacy, not replacing it.

Hate Groups Core Has Changed Little Over The Years, Ex-FBI Agent Says

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to former special agent Michael German about how law enforcement and the federal government are countering the current white supremacist movement following the violence in Virginia.

Activists Topple Confederate Monument In North Carolina

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

A crowd in Durham Monday night, pulled down a statue of a confederate soldier outside the courthouse. Over the weekend in Virginia, protests over removing a confederate statue turned deadly.

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon's Job May Be In Jeopardy

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

Ailsa Chang talks to Chris Buskirk, who has close ties inside the White House. He's a conservative talk radio host in Scottsdale, Arizona, and he runs the American Greatness blog.

Pantone Honors Prince With A New Purple Shade

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

Color-cataloguing company Pantone is paying a unique tribute to the late singer Prince: a unique shade of purple called "Love Symbol #2."

Charlottesville Mourns Deaths Of Counterprotester, 2 State Police Officers

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

The state of Virginia is rethinking how it issues permits for demonstrations following the deadly violence in Charlottesville over the weekend. And, local police are defending their response.

Ala. Senate Primary Pits Establishment Republicans Against Trump Loyalists

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

There's a primary election in Alabama in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The GOP candidates represent warring factions within the Republican party.

Millions Of Lives Were Changed Immediately With The Partition Of India

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

Seventy years ago, India won its freedom from the British empire. But it came at a price: the partition of India. Survivors reflect back at that time.

Morning News Break: Political Fallout From White Nationalist Rally

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump on Monday delivered a statement from the White House directly calling out the hate groups behind the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. And, three CEOs resigned from the president's advisory council on manufacturing — criticizing Trump's initial response to the violence.

Trump's NAFTA Makeover Not So Extreme

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:01am

The Trump administration begins renegotiating NAFTA this month. Despite the rhetoric of the campaign and talk of tearing it up, the administration's actual plans appear less dramatic than expected.

(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)

6,000-Year-Old Knee Joints Suggest Osteoarthritis Isn't Just Wear And Tear

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:00am

Even after a Harvard team took into account differences in age and weight among ancient specimens and knee joints today, they found that modern humans tend to have more osteoarthritis.

(Image credit: Philippe Sellem/Paul Demri/ Voisin/Science Source)

Twitter Account Names and Shames Far-Right Activists At Charlottesville

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:59am

The "Yes! You're a racist" Twitter account uses crowd sourcing to help identify white supremacists. But sometimes it get things wrong. And not everyone is happy about efforts at public shaming.

Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:53am

Barnes & Noble is experimenting with food, Amazon is replicating its online business and an indie shop aims to be part of the community. Ultimately, they all want to sell more books.

(Image credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

'Granny Pods' Help Keep Portland Affordable

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:52am

As rents rise, Portland is making it easier for homeowners to build small houses in their backyard and enable people who would be priced out to stay.

(Image credit: Amelia Templeton/OPB)

What We Know About Driver Charged In Deadly Charlottesville Crash

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 8:35am

James Alex Fields Jr. is charged with second-degree murder and malicious wounding after one woman died and at least 19 others were injured. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Incident In Charlottesville Will Make Us Stronger, Gov. McAuliffe Says

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 6:45am

David Greene talks to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe about the protests in Charlottesville. Some say the police didn't do enough to prevent the attack by a white nationalist that left one person dead.

Charlottesville Looks To Move Forward From Violent Protests

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 6:37am

White marchers carried swastika flags and chanted racist slogans. Counterprotesters gathered to stage their own demonstration. A driver plowed into a group of the counterprotesters — killing a woman.

How To Keep Your Music Playlist From Embarrassing You

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 5:47am

What song is alphabetically first in your music? If you don't want others to hear it, then load this: "A a a a a Very Good Song." Ten minutes of silence will give you a chance to pick a better song.

Teenager Preps To Run In 2018 Kansas Governor's Race

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 5:29am

High school junior Jack Bergerson decided to run as a Democrat after he found out there was no age requirement. He says he wants to focus on health care and would support legalizing medical marijuana.




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