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Sheriff Arpaio: Trump Has 'Guts And Courage'

1 hour 45 min ago

Former "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaio tells NPR he has not asked President Trump for a pardon and has not heard directly from him. "But I will accept it if he does do it," he said.

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'Project Runway' Grows New Curves In Its 16th Season

2 hours 20 min ago

Long-running competition shows often add rule changes or other tweaks to keep viewers coming back. Project Runway decided to change the very bodies its designers make clothes for.

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Belle And Sebastian Leave Drummer Behind

3 hours 1 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 16 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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3 Questions About A Pro-Russia Congressman's Meeting With Julian Assange

3 hours 22 min ago

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., met in London with Julian Assange — and has a secret message from Assange for President Trump.

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

3 hours 22 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 22 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 53 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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South Africa Puts A 'Red Alert' At Its Borders For Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:07pm

A 20-year old South African model accusing Zimbabwe's First Lady of beating her with an extension cord has rejected a proposed cash settlement, according to her legal team.

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WATCH: Protesters Try To Surrender In Solidarity With Confederate Statue Topplers

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:55pm

Upward of 100 people showed up at a courthouse in Durham, N.C., to support the people arrested for tearing down a Confederate monument. Then, they tried to turn themselves in, saying, "Arrest me too!"

(Image credit: Jonathan Drew/AP)

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