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President Trump walks out of the White House toward Marine One on the South Lawn on Monday. A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds most Americans think Trump's response to Charlottesville events was "not strong enough."


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

Fifty-two percent of respondents said so, as compared to just over a quarter (27 percent) who thought it was strong enough.
August 16, 2017
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


U.S. Attorney General Slams Chicago (Again) Over Sanctuary Policies

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Chicago's policies are "one sad example" of disrespect for the rule of law.
August 16, 2017
On Nov. 13, 2012, a narrow corridor in the southern hemisphere experienced a total solar eclipse. The corridor lay mostly over the ocean but also cut across the northern tip of Australia where both professional and amateur astronomers gathered to watch.


Why Future Earthlings Won't See Total Solar Eclipses

The Earth won't enjoy total solar eclipses forever because the moon is moving farther away, so it looks smaller and smaller over time.
August 16, 2017

Editor’s List

Every Other Hour

WBEZ’s project takes on the question: In Chicago, who picks up a gun and why?
May 1, 2017
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Curious City

The Nazis' Neighborhood

For decades, Chicago's Marquette Park neighborhood served as the local headquarters for the National Socialist Party of America.
April 23, 2017
Suffolk County Police provided the family with a panic button alarm system. NPR blurred the numbers on the alarm system to protect the family's identity because they fear for their safety.


Despite Escaping To The U.S., Brothers Still Terrorized By MS-13 Gang

The gang has been linked to 17 homicides since last year in Suffolk County, Long Island – including some by machete.
August 16, 2017
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Morning Shift

Rauner Returns To ‘Morning Shift’ Friday

And we want your questions for the governor. Here's how you can send them to us.
August 15, 2017
Flowers, candles and chalk-written messages surround a photograph of Heather Heyer on Wednesday, on the spot in Charlottesville, Va., where she was killed and 19 others injured by a car attack on Saturday.


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

Friends and family remembered the passion of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer.
August 16, 2017
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Nerdette Recaps Game Of Thrones With Peter Sagal

Jon Snow, Zombie Hunter

This week's 'Game of Thrones' shows Jon teaming up with other fan favorites, a big reveal from Cersei, and a Tarly family barbecue.
August 14, 2017
Faced with a string of resignations from his advisory panels, President Trump has disbanded two groups he had formed to provide policy and economic guidance. He's seen here after a news conference Tuesday. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)


Trump Disbands 2 Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations

Eight executives quit President Trump's manufacturing council in the wake of his remarks about white supremacists.
August 16, 2017
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Rainn Wilson: All About That Bassoon

On a special Nerdette all about bassoonery, we talk with 'The Office' star Rainn Wilson about being “The Bassoon King.”
August 11, 2017
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Curious City

What Happened To Chicago’s Japanese Neighborhood?

Lake View once had a thriving Japanese community, but it fell victim to a push for assimilation.
August 13, 2017

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