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Document Virginia Congregations Condemn White Supremacy After Violent Demonstrations
At church services this morning in Charlottesville, Va., congregations addressed the aftermath of violent demonstrations by white supremacists and neo-Nazis and the deaths in their community.
Document Charlottesville Reacts To Violence Following White Nationalist Rally
Slate chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie lives in Charlottesville, and he talks with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about Saturday's violence there.
Document Former Venezuelan Diplomat Supports International 'Humanitarian Intervention'
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro discusses the escalating crisis in Venezuela with Isaias Medina, who recently resigned from his diplomatic post in opposition to the government.
Document Rugby Player Phaidra Knight Retires After 18 Years
"A violent yet controlled sport that's kind of a form of art." That's how Phaidra Knight describes rugby. On her retirement, she tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro what drew her to the sport.
Document At 'Serbia's Woodstock', Female Musicians Are Rare
Hundreds of thousands flock to the Guca Trumpet Festival each year for Balkan brass bands and plum wine. American brass player and fan Eleni Govetas is there.
Document In Egypt, A Rising Sea — And Growing Worries About Climate Change's Effects
"In the winter, the sea attacks us," a fisherman says. "We are afraid the village will sink into the sea." The World Bank says Egypt is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change's effects.
Document 'Almost Home' Celebrates The Blind Boys Of Alabama's Storied Lives
Since their 1948 debut, the Blind Boys have won 6 Grammys and performed at the White House. Songs on the group's new album consider personal and historical moments in the members' lives.
Document The Call-In: The Solar Eclipse
This week, on The Call-In, we answer all your questions about the upcoming solar eclipse — how to protect your eyes, and what to do if the day is cloudy.
Document Woody Harrelson On 'Glass Castle' Dad Whose Rages And Redemptions Loomed Large
The film tells the story of writer Jeannette Walls' tortured upbringing. Harrelson plays Walls' father, Rex, an alcoholic who is determined to defy convention.
Document Richmond, Va., Grapples With Fate Of Confederate Monuments
A commission created by the mayor of Richmond, Va., is considering the fate of the former Confederate capital's famed monuments. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro sits in on its first public hearing.
Document Trump's Tough North Korea Rhetoric Reassures Japan, Diplomat Says
Japan's prime minister has forged a close personal relationship with president Trump, but Trump's fiery rhetoric about North Korea has many Japanese nervous. A retired Japanese diplomat weighs in.
Document DOJ Opens Civil Rights Investigation Into Fatal Charlottesville Vehicle Rampage
White nationalist protests and attacks in Charlottesville, Va., left three people dead. It was the latest and most violent response to an ongoing debate over Confederate monuments.
Document In Maryland, A Debate About Municipal Election Restrictions For Non-Citizens
A city in Maryland is debating whether to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to College Park City Council Member Christine Nagle about this measure.
Document Democratic Senator Reacts To Trump's Escalated North Korea Rhetoric
Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee. We get his reaction to President Trump's warning to North Korea that U.S. forces are "locked and loaded."
Document Trump's Reaction To Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally Criticized By Some Republicans
President Trump, not known to hold his verbal fire, issued a bland statement condemning violence on both sides after deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va. Other Republicans were more pointed.

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