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After Charlottesville, Democrats Debate How Broadly To Respond

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 6:01am

The question facing the party is whether to keep criticizing President Trump or to focus on narrower goals like taking down Confederate monuments.

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Texas Becoming A Magnet For Conservatives Fleeing Liberal States Like California

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 5:03am

Some California conservatives are setting out to create their own idyllic communities in Texas — neighborhoods that espouse conservative Christian values and politics. Liberals need not apply.

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Hop On The Justice Bus: Next Stop? Citizenship

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 5:00am

Some top LA legal talent takes a day to help immigrants navigate the complicated path to citizenship. For free.

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What The Public Is Saying About Miscarriage In 140 Characters

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 4:02am

Miscarriage, while widely experienced, is not often discussed in public. Researchers have turned to social media to see what people are saying about the topic and how much they're choosing to share.

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Mayweather Defeats McGregor In 10th-Round TKO

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 3:24am

Floyd Mayweather cemented his place as a boxing great with a career 50th straight win over the mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor Saturday. Mayweather was widely expected to win.

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At Least One Killed As Floods Inundate Houston

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 1:15am

Officials urged residents to stay off the roads, and said heavy rain was expected to continue. A woman's body was found "floating down the street."

2 Far-Right Rallies In Bay Area Fizzle; Counterprotesters Rejoice

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 8:41pm

Both rallies were cancelled Friday. One organizer attempted to hold a press conference on Saturday instead, but abandoned that plan after police cordoned off the location.

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As Houston Area Suburbs Wait For Harvey To Blow Over, Temporary Fixes Abound

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:20pm

In wealthy Sierra Plantation, crews are working hard to patch roofs and clear debris from downed trees. But it's all just a temporary solution until the storm's cycle brings more damage.

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Barbershop: Politics In The Classroom

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:14pm

Christopher Emdin, associate professor of science education at Columbia University's Teachers College, High School Principal Kevin Grawer and former Maryland Delegate Jolene Ivey join the Barbershop for a back-to-school discussion of politics and the summer's hot button.

Arpaio's Successor, Sheriff Paul Penzone Aims To Create A New Legacy

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:14pm

President Trump's pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has caused a national uproar. Arpaio's successor, Sheriff Paul Penzone, reacts to Trump's decision and discusses the path away from Arpaio's legacy.

Mayweather And McGregor Set To Meet For Blockbuster Boxing Fight

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:14pm

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor meet in the ring Saturday night. The two fighters may have near flawless fighting records, but they're facing heat for provocative comments.

Faith Council Members Take A Step Back From Advising Trump

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:14pm

Pastor A.R. Bernard of the Christian Cultural Center and Rabbi Jonah Pesner of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism discuss their reactions to President Trump's Charlottesville comments.

Friday Night Headlines: Arpaio Pardoned And Gorka Ousted

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:14pm

A Friday night news dump revealed that President Trump had pardoned controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and ousted White House advisor Sebastian Gorka. We talk to NPR's Domenico Montanaro.

Houston Area Storm Evacuees Return To Damaged Homes

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:14pm

While Corpus Christi and the surrounding area got the brunt of the Hurricane Harvey, Houston received heavy rain and strong winds. Homes were damaged and there's been some minor flooding so far.

Hurricane Harvey Gets Downgraded To Tropical Storm

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:14pm

Hurricane Harvey made landfall north of Corpus Christi, Texas around 10 p.m. Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane. It's the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years.

In 'More Than A Picture' Exhibit, History Happens Now

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 5:14pm

A new collection at the National Museum of African American History features recent, lesser-known photos alongside iconic ones to show that our collective memory is shaped every day — and by many.

(Image credit: Gift of Devin Allen/Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture)

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