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'Beach Rats': A Young Man On A Collision Course With Himself

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:00pm

In this closely observed drama about a Brooklyn teen whose sexuality conflicts with his sense of self, writer/director Eliza Hittman makes us feel the social pressures working on him.

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Boy Scouts 'Exploring' Co-Ed Programming Provokes Girl Scout Ire

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:58pm

While no decision has been made, the Boy Scouts have been considering welcoming girls in an unspecified capacity, a spokeswoman tells NPR.

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Rabbis Boycott Trump After Charlottesville Remarks

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm

President Trump's controversial remarks after Charlottesville have forced many groups to reassess their relationship with the White House. Four rabbinical coalitions have announced they will not be joining the annual conference call with the president before next month's High Holidays.

Federal Protection For Utah National Monument Threatened

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm

Five Native American tribes have homeland that borders the Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah. Gavin Noyes, the executive director of Utah Dine Bekeyah, a coalition of those tribes, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel.

Venezuelan Prosecutor Accuses President Maduro Of Corruption

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm

Luisa Ortega was a staunch supporter of Venezuela's increasingly authoritarian president until he moved to take away the independence of the Supreme Court. Now she's fled Venezuela and is accusing President Maduro of involvement in a massive corruption scandal.

25 Years Later: Hurricane Andrew's Devastation Lingers

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm

Twenty five years ago, Hurricane Andrew slammed into south Florida. It was the last Category 5 storm to hit the U.S., and its impact is still felt today by those who survived the hurricane.

Trump Continues To Brush Aside Conflicts Of Interest

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm

Seven months after taking office, President Trump and his White House appear to have settled into a routine of brushing aside the ethics laws. So when he plugged his Charlottesville winery at a rally last week, his pitch hardly made headlines compared with past weeks' conflict of interest questions.

Trump Administration Moves To Shrink National Monuments

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke some National Monuments that protect federal public land designated during the Obama Administration will be downsized, including a dramatic reduction of Utah's Bears Ears National Monument.

Navy Releases Identities Of 10 Sailors From USS McCain

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm

The Navy said it has suspended the search and rescue operation for nine missing sailors from the USS John S. McCain. A tenth sailor's body has been found. All 10 sailors identities have been released. Navy and Marine Corps divers are searching the ship's flooded compartments for those still missing.

Security Agencies Faced With 'Low-Tech' Terrorist Strategies

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm

The recent wave of terror attacks in Europe show a new "low-tech" strategy by terrorists that's even more difficult for security agencies to detect and prevent.

White Nationalist Christopher Cantwell Surrenders After Charlottesville Violence

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:30pm

"I think that a lot more people are going to die before we're done here, frankly," Cantwell said in a VICE News Tonight documentary about the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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Jeep: Why This American Icon Could Soon Be Part Of A Chinese Company

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:24pm

The Chinese company Great Wall Motor has expressed interest in acquiring the Jeep brand from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Sales of Jeep and other U.S. brands have been growing in China.

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A Retired Marine And A Photojournalist Confront War's 'Invisible Injuries'

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:16pm

Marine Sgt. TJ Brennan suffered from memory loss after being injured by a grenade in Afghanistan in 2010. Finbarr O'Reilly captured the event on film. Now the two men have written a memoir.

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Cars Are Starting To Remind Us Not To Leave Baby In The Back Seat

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:43pm

An average of 37 children die in hot cars each year. A new bill in Congress aims to address the problem by requiring all new autos to remind drivers to check the back seat when they leave the car.

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'To E Or Not To E': USC And UCLA Quibble Over How To Spell Shakespear(e)

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:43pm

At the base of a new, towering statue of a Trojan queen, Southern Cal quoted a few choice verses from the bard — but misspelled his name while they were at it, UCLA students pointed out. Or did they?

(Image credit: Michael Owen Baker/USC)

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