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Demolition Crew In Massachusetts Finds 124-Year-Old Time Capsule

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 6:22am

Inside the copper box found under steps of a middle school were 2 newspapers dated 1894. Among other things, pieces of military uniforms from the Civil War, and the names of local people who served.

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'BlacKkKlansman' Sounds Like It's Made Up But It's A True Story

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:02am

Spike Lee's new movie is about an African-American police officer who went undercover in the 70s to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan by joining it.

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Deadly Airstrike By Saudi-Led Coalition Hits School Bus In Yemen

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:02am

Rachel Martin to Mirella Hodeib of the International Committee of the Red Cross, about what happened after airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition hit a market and school bus in Yemen.

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Firefighters Have Their Work Cut Out For Them With Calif. Wildfires

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:02am

Firefighters remain under pressure as more than a dozen fires burn across California. The largest is the Mendocino Complex Fire, which has more than 4,000 firefighters working to contain it.

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Black Lives Matter Official Declines To Speak At 'Unite The Right' Rally

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:02am

Noel King talks to Hawk Newsome, president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, who is walking from the Bronx to Washington, D.C. He declined an invitation to attend the "Unite the Right" rally.

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A Year After Charlottesville, 'Unite The Right' Rally Will Be Held In D.C.

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:02am

Noel King talks to Jason Kessler, who organized this weekend's "Unite the Right" rally on the National Mall — one year after the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Why Trading Venezuela's Bolivar For U.S. Dollars Is Dangerous

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:02am

Venezuela's currency is losing value so quickly, residents are trying to trade it for anything else, like sacks of sugar. We meet a woman who helped citizens access U.S. dollars. Now she's on the run.

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Cheese Lady At Indiana State Fair To Debut Her Latest Sculpture

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:02am

The nation's preeminent cheese sculptor on Friday unveils her latest masterpiece at the Indiana State Fair. The 960 pound diorama depicts major moments in dairy history.

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California Firefighters Get A Helping Hand From Visiting Teams

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:02am

Noel King talks to Peter McKenchie, who's in Boise, Idaho, helping coordinate nearly 150 firefighters from Australia and New Zealand who are helping fight wildfires across the West.

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Tennessee Reopens 78-Year-Old Case Of Murdered Black Activist

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:02am

Rachel Martin talks to Leslie Elaine McGraw, great-grandniece of Elbert Williams, a voting-rights activist who was murdered in 1940. A district attorney announced he was reopening the investigation.

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Morning News Brief

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 5:02am

Children in Yemen were killed when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit their school bus. Prosecutors in the Manafort trial may rest their case Friday. White supremacists converge on Washington, D.C.

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Jake Shears Strikes Out On His Own

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:53am

Scissors Sisters won the hearts of Elton John, David Bowie and Bono before breaking up in 2012. Lead singer Jake Shears is back with a debut solo album, full of familiar quirks and dizzying fun.

(Image credit: Greg Gorman/Courtesy of the artist)

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Loved Ones Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer Cope With Their Loss Together

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:52am

"Grief is like standing in the shallows of the ocean, knee-deep in the water," Heyer's mother Susan Bro tells her daughter's former supervisor Alfred Wilson in a StoryCorps interview.

(Image credit: Grace Pauley/StoryCorps)

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For Abortion Activists In Argentina, A Campaign Waged Online Faces A Disconnect

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 4:51am

This week, Argentina's Senate rejected a bill to legalize abortion. The decision came as a letdown for feminist organizations that conducted their battle largely on social media.

(Image credit: Luisa Balaguer/AP)

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Tribune Media Pulls Out Of $3.9 Billion Sinclair Merger

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 9:47am

Tribune Media has called off a $3.9 billion merger deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group. CNN's Hadas Gold joins NPR's David Greene to discuss what the termination means.

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Aerosmith's Original Tour Van Found In Woods Of Mass. Town

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 6:42am

Decades ago, Aerosmith drove the 1964 vehicle to gigs around New England. The guy who owns the property where the van was discovered sold it to a History Channel show for $25,000.

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Did Government Paperwork Really Weigh Down Airliner?

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 6:09am

An American Airlines flight was about to take off from Reagan National Airport when the pilot announced that the plane was overweight, and that they had to offload 1,400 pounds of documents.

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Chicago Pastor Speaks Out About The City's Deadly Wave Of Violence

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

Rachel Martin talks to Ira Acree, an anti-violence activist and Chicago pastor, about the city's recent spike in shootings, and challenges in preventing violence during the summer months.

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Colorado Voters May Get A Chance To Weigh In On Oil And Gas Issues

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

Signatures for two ballot initiatives — one by residents opposed to fracking and the other by landowners seeking to protect mineral rights — have submitted signatures to the secretary of State.

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Tension Escalates After Canada Criticizes Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Record

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 5:04am

Saudi Arabia continues to strike back at Canada for criticizing the kingdom's human rights record. The Canadian prime minister says his country will keep speaking out.

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