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Documenting The History Of Mob Violence Against African-American Veterans

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:17am

A large number of African-American military veterans were murdered by lynching after returning from war. An annual re-enactment of a lynching in Alabama tells one such story.

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Watergate Prosecutor On Investigating Kavanaugh Accusations

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 7:08am

Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks co-wrote an op-ed saying there should be an FBI inquiry into the accusations of Christine Blasey Ford. She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin.

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What The F? Cathay Pacific Forgets One

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:26am

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific treated one of its airplanes to a new paint job this week, but the painters forgot to put the "f" in Pacific, spelling Cathay Paciic on the side.

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Delaware DMV Makes 'Safe Selfie Zones' For New Drivers

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:20am

The Delaware DMV has now set up "Safe Selfie Zones" at motor vehicle offices. You stand in front of a colorful backdrop that says "Look who's driving now," and you keep the license out of sight.

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South Korean Women Face Threat Of Cameras In Bathroom Stalls

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

South Korea has really fast Internet. And really good tech. That's a really big problem when it comes to men who surreptitiously record women in all sorts of public places.

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Update On Trial In Killing Of Laquan McDonald

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

A white police officer in Chicago is on trail for murder — after he shot and killed Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black teen, in 2014.

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Remembering An Assault

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Caitlin Flanagan, who wrote in The Atlantic about being sexually assaulted in high school by a boy who later apologized.

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News Brief: Kavanaugh Hearing Still Set For Monday, Public Health Effects Of Hurricane

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving forward with a hearing Monday on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Also, a look at public health after the hurricane.

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Price Tag Of Natural Disasters Grows

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

After Florence, homeowners will rely on insurance to rebuild. But as climate change exacerbates natural disasters, there are questions over who will bear the brunt of bills in the future.

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Remembering Dancer And Choreographer Arthur Mitchell

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

Arthur Mitchell was the founding director of the Dance Theater of Harlem, the country's first black ballet company. He died Wednesday at the age of 84.

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Typhoon Decimates Rice Crop In Philippines

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

The storm that hit the Philippines has caused millions of dollars' worth of damage in the country's rice-producing region. Farmers in one submerged community are working to salvage what they can.

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Kavanaugh, Ford And The Midterms

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee say they want to hear from Christine Blasey Ford — and have given her a number of options to make that happen.

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Cokie Roberts On The History Of Natural Disasters And Politics

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

Commentator Cokie Roberts answers listener questions and talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the history of natural disasters and politics.

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Female Voters Respond To Kavanaugh Accusations

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

The allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh comes in the final weeks of an intense midterm campaign that's expected to be largely decided by women in suburbs.

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Assessing The Contamination Brought By Flooding

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

Aerial views of parts of North Carolina show whole buildings, including industrial livestock farms, inundated. Steve Inskeep talks with Kemp Burdette of Cape Fear River Watch.

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One Year After Hurricane, How Puerto Rico Has Changed

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

It's been a year since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Though many buildings have been repaired, and the power is on in every part of the island, it's clear the storm provoked lasting change.

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'Savior Of Film,' Henri Langlois, Began Extensive Cinema Archive In His Bathtub

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 5:07am

One of the most important figures in the history of filmmaking never made a film. Langlois created the Cinémathèque Française, where he preserved and exhibited movies from many countries and eras.

(Image credit: Jack Robinson/Condé Nast via Getty Images)

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Trump: Ford Should Accept Invitation To Testify Before Senate Panel

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 10:53am

On Wednesday President Donald Trump said Christine Blasey Ford should accept the Senate Judiciary Committee's invitation to testify to discuss her sexual abuse allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

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Soybean Farmers Worry About Tariffs' Impact

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:17am

The trade war between Washington and Beijing has dealt a big blow to American soybean farmers, who depend heavily on the Chinese market.

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Conservative Group Defends Kavanaugh Nomination

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 7:12am

Carrie Severino of the conservative organization the Judicial Crisis Network tells Steve Inskeep why her group stands by Judge Brett Kavanaugh after he was accused of a sexual assault decades ago.

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