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Charlottesville Businesses Worry Violent Rally Will Scare Tourists Away

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 1:04am

Businesses in Charlottesville, Va., suffered an economic blow after a white nationalist rally turned deadly over the weekend. The violence prompted some to rethink who to welcome through their doors.

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Trump And Russia: Lots Of Talk, But Critics Say There's No Clear Strategy

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2017 - 1:00am

For all the talk about President Trump and Russia, he has yet to lay out a grand plan on dealing with Moscow. The Russia probes are an obstacle to cooperation. And he has resisted confrontation.

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Moore, Strange Advance To Alabama GOP Senate Primary Runoff

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 7:10pm

Former state Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore will face incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who was endorsed by both Mitch McConnell and President Trump, in a September runoff.

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DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 5:10pm

Legal experts called the government's demand for information unusually broad. DreamHost says the warrant would require it to hand over logs of 1.3 million visits to its customer's website.

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Transcript: Trump Shifts Tone Again On White Nationalist Rally In Charlottesville

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 3:41pm

The president discussed the violent protests on Tuesday after giving two earlier statements, the second of which called out racist groups. Trump now says, "There's blame on both sides."

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CEOs' Dilemma: Supporting Trump's Agenda, Opposing His Behavior

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 2:44pm

Several prominent chief executives are leaving President Trump's manufacturing advisory board in response to his views on the violence in Charlottesville. They find themselves in a tough position.

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British Columbia Will Ban Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunting

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 1:38pm

The policy still allows people to hunt the bears for food but blocks all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest. Environmental groups are celebrating but concerned about possible loopholes.

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Another Reversal: Trump Now Says Counterprotesters Also To Blame For Charlottesville

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 12:54pm

The remarks come a day after he called out neo-Nazis and the KKK for the violence in Virginia over the weekend. Trump had been criticized for not mentioning those groups in his initial statement.

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Applebee's Gives Up On Millennials After Failed Rebranding Efforts

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 12:33pm

The restaurant chain will close more than 130 locations this year. That's due to a drop in sales at franchises, and a rebranding that left core customers feeling alienated and confused.

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Five Years In, What's Next For DACA?

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 12:29pm

Immigrant rights groups and students gathered at the White House to protest the possible repeal of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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'The Once And Future Liberal' Looks At Shortfalls Of American Liberalism

NPR Books - August 15, 2017 - 12:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Mark Lilla, author of the book, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics, which looks at the failure of American liberalism over the past two generations.

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CBO Predicts Rise In Deficit If Trump Cuts Payments To Insurance Companies

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 12:14pm

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that ending what's known as cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers will raise the deficit $194 billion over 10 years.

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Truck With 20 Tons Of Nutella And Chocolate Vanishes; Police Hunt For Semi's Sweets

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 11:54am

The theft happened this weekend in Germany, according to officials who warn: "Anyone offered large quantities [of chocolate] via unconventional channels should report it to the police immediately."

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For India's Oldest Citizens, Independence Day Spurs Memories Of A Painful Partition

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 10:48am

Seventy years later, memories of the 1947 Partition stir deep emotions and some soul-searching among the last generation of Indians to have witnessed it. Here are a few of their stories.

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Novelist Max Brooks On Doomsday, Dyslexia And Growing Up With Hollywood Parents

NPR Books - August 15, 2017 - 10:29am

Brooks' stable childhood with parents Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft stands in contrast to the wild stories he tells in novels like World War Z and Minecraft: The Island.

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Texas A&M Cancels Sept. 11 'White Lives Matter' Rally Over Safety Concerns

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 10:22am

The event's organizer posted a message online stating, "Today Charlottesville, Tomorrow Texas A&M." But the school says that after consulting with law enforcement, it decided to cancel the event.

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Can My Boss Make Me Pay The Tax On My Great Health Plan? Maybe Yes

NPR Top Stories - August 15, 2017 - 10:17am

Since Congress hasn't passed a fix, employers who offer generous health care plans may look to shift the tax burden to employees if the so-called "Cadillac tax" kicks in.

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Good Booty

NPR Books - August 15, 2017 - 7:18am

What rhymes with tutti frutti?

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'Home Fire' Puts A Topical Spin On Ancient Greek Tragedy

NPR Books - August 15, 2017 - 6:00am

Kamila Shamsie's new book — beautifully written and paced — updates the ancient story of Antigone to tell an explosive story of two families tangled together by love, grief and religious radicalism.

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'Hail To The Chin': B-List Actor Bruce Campbell Returns With A Memoir Of Middle Age

NPR Books - August 15, 2017 - 3:00am

Campbell's second collection of rants and ruminations is just as enjoyably smarmy as his first, though the actor's ruthlessly sardonic outlook has mellowed.

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