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Republicans Plead With Trump To Get On, And Stay On, Message To Pass A Tax Overhaul

11 hours 8 min ago

While the president was laying blame on "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Republicans were meeting to hammer out a tax overhaul. But they worry about whether Trump can make the sale.

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Fresh Air Weekend: Novelist Max Brooks; 'What She Ate'; Poet Molly McCully Brown

11 hours 8 min ago

Brooks discusses Minecraft: The Island. Maureen Corrigan recommends a book about the appetites of notable women. Brown, who has cerebral palsy, imagines life inside the "Virginia State Colony."

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Carbondale's 2-Time Eclipse Plans

11 hours 56 min ago

The total solar eclipse that'll pass over the United States next week is billed as a "once in a lifetime" opportunity. But for southern Illinois, that's not exactly the case.

Federal Government Denies A Native American Tribe Millions

11 hours 56 min ago

The federal government has shut down a Native American tribe's casino in the Pacific Northwest and taken over its health care system.

Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick, Red Sox

11 hours 56 min ago

Multiple sports were a mirror to the real world in the tumultuous week following Charlottesville. Football, basketball and even baseball.

UVA Student On The Community's Response

11 hours 56 min ago

Scott Simon talks to University of Virginia student Bryanna Miller about the community's response to the white nationalist rally and violence.

Investigation Continues Into Spanish Attacks

11 hours 56 min ago

Authorities in Spain say a 12-member cell was behind the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, as well as an earlier explosion.

Boston Prepares For 'Free Speech' Rally

11 hours 56 min ago

A week after violence at a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Boston is taking measures to avoid clashes between participants in today's "Free Speech" rally and counterprotesters.

What's Next For Bannon

11 hours 56 min ago

White House strategist Steve Bannon is out. Scott Simon talks with Joshua Green, author of the book Devil's Bargain.

Motherhood In The Guise Of Terror In 'Fierce Kingdom'

11 hours 56 min ago

Fierce Kingdom is about every parent's worst nightmare. A mother and her son, in the zoo at closing time, see a shooter and run. And hide. Gin Phillips talks to Scott Simon about her latest novel.

Classic Movie Review: 'Dr. Strangelove'

11 hours 56 min ago

We all have movies we somehow never got around to watching. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro had never seen Dr. Strangelove. She and NPR's Scott Simon review this old, but still relevant, film.

Kids Learn What It Takes To Be An Astronaut

11 hours 56 min ago

As summer winds to a close, we've been highlighting interesting camps for kids. For decades, a favorite has been Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala.

'Stay With Me' Is A Novel Of Commitment, Culture And The Struggle To Conceive

11 hours 56 min ago

Set in Nigeria in the 1980s, Ayobami Adebayo's debut novel tells the story of a couple who desperately want to have a child, in a society where that's what's expected of them.

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A Hologram Husband Keeps Lois Smith Company In 'Marjorie Prime'

11 hours 56 min ago

Smith has been acting for more than 60 years, and she's earned rave reviews for her performance in Marjorie Prime. How does she explain her continued success? "I'm very lucky," she says.

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Early Civil Rights Activist Octavius Catto Gets A Statue

11 hours 56 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with journalist and author Dan Biddle about early civil rights activist Octavius Catto, who is finally getting a statue erected in his honor in Philadelphia.

The Differences Between The Founding Fathers And Confederate Leaders

11 hours 56 min ago

President Trump has asked if the U.S. should take down statues of slave-owning Founding Fathers. Scott Simon speaks with historian Annette Gordon-Reed about their differences from Confederate leaders.

Counterterrorism Efforts In Spain

11 hours 56 min ago

As Spain reels from deadly attacks this week, NPR's Scott Simon talks to Juan Zarate from the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the Spanish counterterrorism approach.

In Delicate Dance, Pence Translates For Trump Abroad

13 hours 7 min ago

After more than a year by Trump's side, Vice President Pence has made an art of sanding off the rough edges of the president's remarks.

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What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

13 hours 8 min ago

Trump has completed a full purge of top White House aides instrumental in his election. Their ouster could be a big gamble, as Trump finds himself with fewer and fewer allies.

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Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights

13 hours 8 min ago

What can you do when the Earth plunges into total darkness on Aug. 21? Eat, of course! And there are many space-themed treats to keep the skywatching party going.

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