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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.

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Manchester Arena Announces Reopening, Benefit Concert

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:39am

A benefit concert headlined by Noel Gallagher is scheduled for early September, just months after the arena was struck by a bomb as an Ariana Grande concert was ending.

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Van Morrison Rides Back Into The Mystic With 'Transformation'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:32am

On the first single from Roll With The Punches, Morrison gives us soaring bit of classic roots-soul, and his best outing in recent years.

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At NAFTA Kickoff, U.S., Mexico, And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:23am

While ministers from Canada and Mexico praised NAFTA, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer emphasized the negative and said the deal "needs major improvement."

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What They're Saying: Newspapers Weigh In On Trump's 'Both Sides' Stance

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:19am

Saying that a mob is intent on destroying President Trump, The Washington Times editorial board states, "the president himself keeps assisting the project."

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The View Of Charlottesville, From Berlin

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:18am

An American in Germany writes about the very different way that nation preserves and remembers the shameful parts of its history.

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Hippos, Anthrax And Hunger Make A Deadly Mix

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:17am

In Zambia, some people were so hungry that they risked their health to eat hippo meat infected with anthrax. Researchers say it reveals how food insecurity can spread disease.

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University Of Florida Denies Richard Spencer Event, Citing 'Likelihood Of Violence'

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:58am

The school's president said Wednesday it supports free speech. But after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., he said the white nationalist's request to speak prompted "serious concerns for safety."

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Hope Hicks Named Interim White House Communications Director

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:39am

Hicks was one of President Trump's earliest campaign aides and has maintained an extremely low public profile. She has been serving as director of strategic communications.

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Quoting Mandela, Obama's Tweet After Charlottesville Is The Most-Liked Ever

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:16am

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion," the former president tweeted. He was quoting Nelson Mandela, and it struck a chord for many.

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In Midst Of Racial Hatred, Van Jones Still Pushes Love

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:09am

Roc Nation's latest signee delivers hard rap about black America's moral obligation in the era of President Trump.

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UNICEF Picks YouTube Star As Ambassador

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:07am

Known as "Superwoman" to her 12 million online followers, Lilly Singh represents a new kind of celebrity — and that's exactly why UNICEF's made her the face of its cause.

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Total Solar Eclipse

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:50am

As America prepares for the eclipse on Aug. 21, here are some basic facts about the phenomenon.

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