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A Big Night For Democratic Diversity, And 3 Other Primary Takeaways

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For the first time, a transgender candidate won a major party nomination for governor. Plus, a possible new chapter in the #MeToo era; education as a major theme; and high Democratic turnout.

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In 'Crazy Rich Asians,' Jon Chu Directs All-Asian Cast

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The best-selling novel about Southeast Asia's super wealthy is now a movie. Jon Chu is the director. The movie's themes of identity, class and family are universal.

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Australian Lawmaker Refers To 'Final Solution' In Push For Muslim Immigration Ban

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In his maiden speech, newly minted Sen. Fraser Anning of the far-right Katter's Australian Party called for a revival of long-rescinded racially based immigration policies.

Tuesday, Aug 14

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Opinion: Don't Sweat The #Repsweats And Let 'Crazy Rich Asians' Be What It Is

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NPR Code Switch reporter Kat Chow writes about the burdens imposed on representations of Asians and Asian-Americans in pop culture — even on a fun, frothy rom-com.

Monday, Aug 13

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Counterprotesters Outnumber 'Unite The Right' Rally Attendees

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A small group of white supremacists gathered near the White House Sunday in Lafayette Park. They were protected by a huge police presence keeping them separated from hundreds of counterdemonstrators.

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NPR Criticized For Interview With White Supremacist Jason Kessler

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Friday's interview with the organizer of last year's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., stirred controversy. Critics argue NPR erred by giving Kessler a platform for his views.

Sunday, Aug 12

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How The Media Covers White Supremacists

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Does media coverage of white supremacist events like the Unite The Right rally in Washington, D.C., inform or hurt? How should media organizations decide what to cover?

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Hundreds Converge In D.C. To Counter Small 'Unite The Right' Rally

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A white supremacist rally took place next to the White House on Sunday, one year after the "Unite the Right" demonstration by the same organizer turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va.

Saturday, Aug 11

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Charlottesville Has Become 'Ground Zero For The Awakening' Of Covert Racism

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Charlottesville City Councilmember Wes Bellamy tells NPR's Lakshmi Singh that his city is an example how the country is still dealing with covert as well as overt racism.

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'We Are Resilient': Memorials, Heavy Police Presence Mark Charlottesville Anniversary

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A year after white supremacists marched through town with tiki torches, Charlottesville residents say they wanted people to know the city "isn't a hashtag."

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Integrating Sunday Morning Church Service — A Prayer Answered

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The 11 o'clock hour on a Sunday morning is one of the most segregated hours in America, Martin Luther King famously said. Now, one church in Oakland is trying to change that.

Friday, Aug 10

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Washington, D.C., Officials Prepare For White Nationalist Rally

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Officials in Washington, D.C., are ramping up security for ahead of this weekend's white nationalist rally. It comes a year after the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Even Famous And Successful Black Women Can Encounter Serious Pregnancy Complications

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, about the fact that black mothers have a higher mortality rate than white mothers.

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African-American Craft Beer Brewers Unite To Host A Festival Of Their Own

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Craft beer is booming, but it is not very popular in the African-American community and there are few black brewers. The first craft beer festival for African-American brewers aims to change that.

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Jason Kessler On His 'Unite The Right' Rally Move To D.C.

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Noel King talks to Jason Kessler, who organized this weekend's "Unite the Right" rally near the White House — one year after the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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

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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.

Morning News Brief

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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.

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

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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.

Thursday, Aug 9

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'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

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James Loewen's 1995 book explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong. Now, in a new edition, Loewen champions critical thinking in the age of fake news.

Wednesday, Aug 8

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How The White Nationalist Movement Has Changed Since The Charlottesville Rally

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project about the status of white nationalism in the U.S. one year after the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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In Oakland, More Data Hasn't Meant Less Racial Disparity During Police Stops

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Despite 15 years of federal oversight and data collection, the Oakland police department persists in racially-biased policing. Community activists are frustrated that more has not changed.

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Lawsuit Challenges Administration's Crackdown On Asylum-Seekers

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Immigrants' rights groups say the plaintiffs fled "horrific persecution" and were deprived of the right to seek humanitarian protections by the tightened policies.

Tuesday, Aug 7

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What A Lifetime Of Collecting Millions Of Relics Of Black Americana Looks Like

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Oran Z has been collecting relics of Black Americana for most of his life. The items he's amassed used to be in a museum he ran in Los Angeles, but now they're all housed on his property.

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Through A Looking Glass Of Black Americana: The Long, Strange Journey Of Oran Z

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For decades, Oran Z collected everything he could about black America, from racist tchotchkes to wax figures of Malcolm X, displaying them in his own museum. Now, his life's work is in jeopardy.

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Alex Jones' Infowars Site Accuses 'Big Tech' Of Censorship

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Social media sites have removed main outlets for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars website, citing repeated violations of policies against hate speech and glorifying violence.

Rocked By Rally, Charlottesville Mayor Wants Conversations About Race

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Last year Nikuyah Walker was an activist criticizing how Charlottesville, Va., handled the Unite the Right rally. Now she's mayor. Noel King talks to her about how the rally changed Charlottesville.

Monday, Aug 6

African-American Model Beverly Johnson On Her Historic 'Vogue' Cover

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Johnson reflects on becoming the first black cover model of American Vogue in 1974. September marks another first in the magazine's 126-year history: the cover photographer will be African-American.

Morning News Brief: Trump Tower Meeting, Calif. Wildfires

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Trump again defended a meeting among top campaign officials and a Russian lawyer. An update on one of Northern California's largest wildfires. The significance of an upcoming white nationalist rally.

Time With White Nationalists Recorded In 'Everything You Love Will Burn'

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Noel Kings talks to journalist Vegas Tenold, who spent several years embedded with white nationalist groups — culminating in last year's Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Sunday, Aug 5

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Black Pastors And Trump

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NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Eugene Scott, identity politics reporter for The Washington Post, about the public backlash against black pastors who met with President Trump.