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Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 3:01am

A group of alumni from one of the nation's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump.

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How To Succeed In Business After Fleeing For Your Life

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 3:00am

A father of seven had to start over after his family was forced from home by Boko Haram. He found safety and a new job in a camp for displaced persons.

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In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 3:00am

When Turkish children head back to school, something will be missing from their textbooks: any mention of evolution. The government is phasing in what it calls a values-based curriculum.

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The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 2:51am

Women in the movement have built Internet presences around boosting white nationalist ideologies. But journalist Seyward Darby says that outspokenness is at odds with male white nationalists' ideas.

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Getting To The Core Of Exercises Said To Strengthen 'Mum Tum'

NPR Top Stories - August 20, 2017 - 1:00am

NPR listeners had lots of questions after our story about diastasis recti, a medical condition of abdominal muscles that's common among new moms. Many wanted to know more about how to fix the problem.

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Comedian And Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies At 84

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 7:58pm

Gregory was known for his sharp satire, political activism and health advocacy. He went on multiple hunger strikes to protest issues like the Vietnam War and police brutality.

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Massive Group Of Counter-Protesters Met 'Free Speech' Rally In Boston

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

A week after violent clashes during a white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., today's "Free Speech" rally in Boston was met with massive counter-protests.

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Presidential Historian Compares Tumultuous Week To Past Administrations

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

After a week of turmoil and shake ups in the Trump administration, presidential historian Michael Beschloss discusses with NPR's Dwane Brown where this president stands compared to past leaders.

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What's Next For The White House After Bannon's Departure?

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

The White House has had a tumultuous week. President Trump's comments about Charlottesville, Va., have been widely condemned, and the week ended with the ouster of White House strategist Steve Bannon.

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After Charlottesville, Trump Supporters Stand By The President

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

NPR's Dwane Brown checks in with the Washington Examiner's Salena Zito to hear how rural Trump supporters are reacting to the week's events.

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Is The Trump Presidency Having a Crisis Moment?

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

NPR's Dwane Brown talks with Rich Lowry, editor of The National Review, about Republicans' discomfort with President Trump espousing views commonly found in Breitbart News, a right-wing media outlet.

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Man Goes On Stabbing Rampage In Russia, Wounds 7

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 9:56am

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Russian officials appear to discount the possibility, saying the initial investigation is not focusing on terrorism as a "main theory."

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President Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Honors, Highlighting Rift With Artists

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 9:55am

Three of the five honorees had already spoken out against the president and said they either planned to boycott a White House event or were considering it.

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Boston Right-Wing 'Free Speech' Rally Dwarfed By Counterprotesters

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 7:43am

Thousands of counterprotesters gathered in Boston Common to meet the rally participants, who said they have no connection to those who perpetrated violence in Charlottesville, Va., last week.

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Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 6:51am

The university president said he had ordered the statue removed as a safety measure and to reflect the "abiding values" of the school, following vandalism earlier this week.

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Spanish Authorities Continue Hunt For Suspects In Barcelona Attacks

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 6:20am

Officials say they have dismantled the jihadi cell responsible for the vehicle attack that killed 14 people but are continuing a manhunt for three suspects still at large.

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From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 6:00am

Vacationers from England tossed the bottle into the Mediterranean. It floated nearly 500 miles and into the net of a Palestinian fisherman. He said it was the first piece of mail he had ever received.

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

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 5:00am

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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What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 3:00am

The president 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

NPR Top Stories - August 19, 2017 - 3:00am

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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