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Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

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For years, major charities have been holding fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.

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Gun-Carrying Protesters Create 'Tricky' Question For ACLU

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"We don't feel we have to represent any group – including white supremacists – seeking to demonstrate with firearms," said the organization, which has long defended groups unpopular with its members.

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Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

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And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So, even if you're not in the "path of totality," take precautions if you plan to watch.

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Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional Powers

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The move Friday marks a new milestone in President Nicolas Maduro's campaign to consolidate power, giving the lawmaking power of the opposition-packed congress to the legislative superbody he created.

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Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man

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Business leaders have resigned from Trump's council over his response to Charlottesville. But evangelical leaders say they see their role differently.

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Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon Removed From White House Job

3 hours 13 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Joshua Green, author of The Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency and senior national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek about reports that Steve Bannon is leaving the White House.

Week In Politics: Steve Bannon's Removal From The White House And Trump's Reponse To Charlottesville

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NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and The Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for The National Review, and columnist for Bloomberg View about President Trump's decision to remove Steve Bannon as a chief strategist and the president's suggestion that "both sides" share the blame for violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

Former New York Yankee Derek Jeter Becomes Minority Owner Of Miami Marlins

3 hours 13 min ago

Derek Jeter had a spectacular career playing shortstop for the New York Yankees, during which he managed to avoid scandal and embarrassment and kept his private life tastefully private. So, what might all that brilliance as a player mean for him as he now becomes an owner?

Why One Kentucky Town Wants To Keep Its Confederate Monument

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When the University of Louisville took down a monument to Confederate soldiers from the Civil War, a nearby Kentucky town welcomed the statue — and residents still like that it's there.

Trump's National Security Team Meets To Discuss Way Forward In Afghanistan

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President Trump's national security team has been trying — and failing — for months to come up with a new plan for Afghanistan. On Friday, they will meet again at Camp David to plot a way forward in the longest war in U.S. history. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says all options are on the table. What are they, and what's the country's goal at this point?

How What Happened 25 Years Ago At Ruby Ridge Still Matters Today

3 hours 13 min ago

In August of 1992, a standoff between right-wing fundamentalists and the federal government turned deadly at Ruby Ridge in Idaho. Twenty-five years later, the event still looms large in the imaginations of far-right sympathizers and militia members.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Reacts To President Trump's Response To Charlottesville

3 hours 13 min ago

NPR has been checking in with the Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas since primary season. Following backlash over President Trump's comments following white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Va., NPR's Robert Siegel checks in with Hutchinson to ask how he thinks the president is handling the situation.

The Role Of Solar Eclipses In Religion

3 hours 13 min ago

Throughout human history, solar eclipses have been seen as having great religious significance, often as omens or signs of divine warning or punishment. Major and minor religions alike have their own understandings.

What's The Reasoning Behind Terrorist Groups Using Low-Tech Tactics To Carry Out Attacks?

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ISIS terror attacks are increasingly low-tech — rather than firearms and explosives the weapons of choice are knives and vehicles. What could these choices say about the organization?

Oklahoma Senator James Lankford Reacts To Steve Bannon's White House Departure

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NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma about Steve Bannon's departure from the White House.

Virginia Communities Remember Police Officers Who Died After Charlottesville Protests

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Two Virginia State Police officers died in a helicopter crash after the Charlottesville, Va., protests on Saturday. Today a funeral was held in Richmond for Trooper-Pilot Berke M. M. Bates. Pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen will be remembered tomorrow.

Arrests Of Undocumented Parents Sparks Debate Between Federal Officials And Immigration Advocates

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested hundreds of undocumented parents who are suspected of paying smugglers to bring their children to the U.S. Federal officials say those parents are supporting criminal smuggling rings, but immigrant advocates complain the crackdown is criminalizing family reunification.

Trump Administration Reverses Bottled Water Ban In National Parks

3 hours 31 min ago

The move reverses an Obama-era policy put in place to encourage national parks to end the sale of bottled water. The aim was to cut back on plastic litter.

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Did A Bail Reform Algorithm Contribute To This San Francisco Man's Murder?

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The July murder of photographer Ed French, is raising questions and concerns about a pretrial risk assessment computer tool used by a growing number of county and city courts.

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2 Dead In Stabbing Attack In Turku, Finland

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Police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg, and it's not clear what his motivations were. Six other people were injured in the attack about 100 miles from the capital.

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