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Driver Faces 5 Charges — And Potential Death Penalty — Over Immigrants' Deaths


Ten immigrants were found dead among the nearly 40 people who sat in a sweltering truck's trailer in San Antonio. Agents say James Matthew Bradley, Jr., 60, was sitting in the cab of the truck.

Spain Rescues Nearly 600 People At Sea As Migration Patterns Change


Authorities rescued 593 people in one day Wednesday. The number of migrants arriving in Spain by sea is up sharply from last year, and the number arriving in Greece has dramatically fallen.

Robert Mueller May Not Be The Savior The Anti-Trump Internet Is Hoping For


Expectations are high for special counsel Robert Mueller with Trump critics. But people depending on the former FBI director to shake up the White House could be in for a letdown.

Federal Appeals Court Says Arkansas Can Block Medicaid Payments To Planned Parenthood


It reversed earlier injunctions that forbade the state from suspending payments to the medical provider over a controversial leaked video of Planned Parenthood staff.

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He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived


Brandon Martinez. 16, was one of nearly 40 undocumented immigrants found in a trailer in San Antonio. His father laments that his son suffered so much to cross the border, just like he did.

Behind The Scenes, A Major Choice Looms On Afghanistan


Will President Trump double down on America's longest-running — but forgotten — war? Or could he decide to pull the plug?

Guest DJ Week: Courtney Barnett


The Australian singer and guitarist talks about the music she heard growing up in Sydney, her love of the bands Talking Heads, Wilco and more in this interview, originally recorded in 2015.


Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects


An Obama order called for new public infrastructure projects to be built to withstand rising sea levels caused by climate change. President Trump revoked that order to accelerate the review process.


Kenyan Opposition Leader Vows To Take Election Challenge To Supreme Court


Raila Odinga said he's mounting a legal challenge to what he calls President Uhuru Kenyatta's "computer-generated fraud." But he's not the only one to raise questions about the election recently.

Top Republicans Criticize White Supremacists, But Don't Call Out Trump


Vice President Pence did not criticize the president's about-face on who is to blame for violence in Charlottesville. Some GOP leaders have spoken up, but not all derided the president specifically.

Poll: Majority Believes Trump's Response To Charlottesville Hasn't Been Strong Enough


After shifting statements from the president about the racist violence in Virginia, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds most Americans didn't like the way Trump handled the situation.


Aw, Shoot: Wisconsin Man Accidentally Fires Nail Gun Into Heart (But He's Fine)


Doug Bergeson was framing a fireplace when he dropped the nail gun. It shot a 3 1/2 inch nail through his chest and into his heart. "It kind of stung," says Bergeson, who drove himself to the ER.


Israel's Netanyahu Faces Criticism For Delayed Reaction To Charlottesville Rally


For three days, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism around the world — said nothing about the anti-Jewish chants and Nazi swastikas paraded in Charlottesville, Va.

More Business Leaders Leave Trump's Manufacturing Council


"Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville," says Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison.


Trump Disbands 2 Business Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations


Eight executives quit President Trump's manufacturing council this week, in the wake of his controversial remarks about white supremacists and violence in Charlottesville, Va.


'This Is Just The Beginning Of Heather's Legacy': Mourning And A Call To Action


Friends and family remembered the passion of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. "Carry Heather's spark," her mother told listeners and mourners. "Find a way to make a difference in the world."

How Charlottesville Looks From Berlin


An American in Germany writes about the very different way that nation preserves and remembers the shameful parts of its history.


Quoting Mandela, Obama's Tweet After Charlottesville Is The Most-Liked Ever


"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion," the former president tweeted. He was quoting Nelson Mandela, and it struck a chord for many.


FACT CHECK: 'Whatabout' Those Other Historical Figures? Trump's Question Answered


It's just simply factually wrong to compare Confederate generals to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.


Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues One Day After Voting On Issue


Workers removed four statues linked to the Confederacy, hauling away monuments that honored Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Roger B. Taney, author of the Supreme Court's Dred Scott opinion.

Wednesday, Aug 16

Moore, Strange Advance To Alabama GOP Senate Primary Runoff


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.

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


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.

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


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.

Tuesday, Aug 15

'Body Brokers' Get Kickbacks To Lure People With Addictions To Bad Rehab


In South Florida, people with health insurance are the target of "body brokers" who can earn lucrative kickbacks — $500 per week — for referring vulnerable patients to centers that bilk insurers.

Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem


Wildfires are still burning in western Greenland, close to the Arctic island's ice sheet. As the fires burn, they release black particles that can coat the ice and snow, and make it melt more quickly.

Trump's Fuzzy History Of Denouncing White Nationalism


The president's statement on Monday calling out racist groups, including the KKK, for violence in Charlottesville, Va., fits a pattern of how Trump has responded to such groups in the past.

Taylor Swift Wins Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Former Radio Host


A jury ruled unanimously in the pop singer's favor Monday in a case that pitted her against former radio host David Mueller.

Monday, Aug 14

Trump Administration Takes Key Step To Rolling Back Auto Fuel Standards


The Trump administration has opened a 45-day comment period ahead of proposed changes to Obama-era EPA rules for greenhouse gas emissions for cars and light trucks.

Our Homes May Get Smarter, But Have We Thought It Through?


As our houses fill with the Internet of things, sensors will tell us whether we left the stove on or that we're out of paper towels. But critics worry these devices won't be secure and will spy on us.

Neo-Nazi Site Daily Stormer Is Banned By Google After Attempted Move From GoDaddy


Both Google and GoDaddy have now banned the Daily Stormer site, after it published a story mocking protester Heather Heyer's death in Charlottesville, Va.

Kenya's Odinga Defies Calls To Concede, Urging Supporters To Boycott


Opposition leader Raila Odinga continues to reject results that handed President Uhuru Kenyatta re-election. "There is no work until Tuesday, when we will announce the next step," Odinga said Sunday.

Sunday, Aug 13

A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out On Charlottesville


Former white nationalist Christian Picciolini says he was "lost" and "lonely" when he was recruited into a white supremacist group as a teenager but he now runs a nonprofit that advocates for peace.

2 U.S. Service Members Killed, 5 Injured In Northern Iraq


The troops died during combat operations, the military said. The mission against ISIS in the region is investigating the incident, which doesn't appear to have been due to enemy contact.

Mullen Expresses Concern Over 'Brinkmanship' With North Korea


The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he's very concerned that the hot rhetoric coming out of Pyongyang and Washington could spin "out of control."

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.

Saturday, Aug 12

VIDEO: Where Mastectomy Scars Raged, A Tattoo Garden Blooms


Nicole O'Hara was 29 when she had a double mastectomy after a cancer diagnosis. She chose to cover the scars with a tattoo that blooms like her garden, with apple blossoms, bluebells and heather.

President Trump Says He Won't 'Rule Out' Military Option In Venezuela


The Pentagon says it has not received any orders from the White House concerning such action. Trump has criticized President Nicolas Maduro's moves to consolidate power.

Judge Dumps Lawsuit Against Taylor Swift, Filed By Man Accused Of Groping Her


As the trial ended its first week, the judge ruled that a former radio host couldn't prove the singer had set out to get him fired. Swift's suit accusing him of grabbing her during a photo op remains.

Black Journalists' Panel With Omarosa Manigault Ends In Anger


The crowd objected to the White House aide's seeming refusal to answer questions about the Trump administration. She told the moderator, "Ask me a question about me."