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A white nationalist who lives in Keene is facing arrest on felony charges after the Charlottesville, Va. rioting and the death of a protester there, but says he fears for his life so has yet to turn himself in to…
08.18 / 20:02
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Christopher Cantwell has been in the news in Keene this week. The city resident - and white nationalist - was featured in a Vice documentary about the clashes in Charlottesville that aired on HBO and went viral online. In the footage, he expresses his hatred for black people and Jews. Cantwell moved to Keene about five years ago, inspired by the Free State Project. City officials have known about him for some time, but it was only after this weekend’s events in Charlottesville that most p…
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Doctors are warning spectators not to look directly at the sun without protection during Monday’s eclipse. It can cause permanent damage like solar retinopathy or blindness, especially for people outside the path of totality. Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Dr. Nhung H. Brandenburg, president of the Georgia Optometric Association, about how to view the eclipse safely. More information on the American Astronomical As… …
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The white supremacist movement went public last week in Charlottesville--an ugly wake-up to a growing racist movement. On today’s show, we'll get a racial reality check from a teacher at one of the state's most exclusive private schools. Plus, calls to confront America’s racial legacy extend from coast-to-coast and above the Mason-Dixon line. We'll hear about the challenges of being a student of color at the University of New Hampshire--both past and pre…
08.18 / 18:59
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A state representative is calling for the resignation of New Hampshire's state epidemiologist. At issue is the validity of a new study about the health effects of exposure to certain water contaminants. Democratic rep Mindi Messmer of Rye and state epidemiologist Ben Chan are both members of a task force investigating a cancer cluster identified on the Seacoast last year. Messmer is calling for Chan’s resignation after he raised concerns about a new study on the health effects of exposure t…
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Two people were killed Friday in a stabbing attack in Turku, Finland, and police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg. Regional police forces said on Twitter that six other people were injured in the attack, which took place in the center of the city about 100 miles away from the capital, Helsinki. It wasn't immediately clear what condition they were in. Authorities did not immediately identify the attacker or state what his motivations may be. The Associated…
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A white nationalist who lives in Keene is facing arrest on felony charges after the Charlottesville, Va. rioting and the death of a protestor there, but says he fears for his life so has yet to turn himself in to authorities.Officials with the Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office confirmed Friday they have…
08.18 / 18:59
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State police say they now know the true identity of the suspect in two high-profile New Hampshire cold cases. State police say Terry Peder Rasmussen is the name of the man responsible for the murder of four still-unidentified people found in barrels near Bear Brook State Park. They say he is also responsible for the disappearance and presumed murder of Denise Beaudin from Manchester in 1981. State Police Sergeant Mike Kokoski says the discovery brings them one step closer to finally…
08.18 / 17:56
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One of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's companies, the nonprofit start-up OpenAI, manufactures a device that last week was victorious in defeating some of the world's top gamers in an international video game (e-sport) tournament with a multi-million-dollar pot of prize money. We're getting very good, it seems, at making machines that can outplay us at our favorite pastimes. Machines dominate Go, Jeopardy, Chess and — as of now — at least some video games. Instead of crowing over the win, though, Mus…
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Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, says she will not speak to President Trump because of his comments that suggested white supremacists and people protesting against them were both to blame for last weekend's violence in Virginia. "You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I'm sorry," Susan Bro said during an interview with ABC's Good Morning America . Heyer, 32, was killed on Saturday when a car plowed into a group demonstrating against a white…
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As the chaos of the past 24 hours settles in Spain, a clearer picture of the human cost in Barcelona and Cambrils is beginning to emerge — and one thing, at least, is becoming more apparent by the hour: Spain's deadliest terror attack in more than a decade claimed lives and damaged others from just about every continent. At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 were injured Thursday when a driver mowed down the crowds that regularly throng Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard, a d…
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Many of the images we associate with the plague actually depict leprosy or smallpox. In fact, there are very few images of the Black Death from the time of the scourge. A few weeks ago, I reported a story about three cases of the plague in New Mexico. The bacterial illness pops up fairly regularly across the globe and is now easily treatable with antibiotics, if caught in time. The story ran with an iconic image of the plague from a 15th-century Italian document. But, as historian Monica…
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WASHINGTON Reuters - President Donald Trump has decided to push out his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, but White House officials were still discussing when and how, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing two unnamed administration officials.An official told Reuters earlier on Friday that a review of Bannon's position…
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Work crews took down a statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney overnight in Annapolis, Md., where it had stood since 1872. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made a statement on Tuesday calling for the statue to be removed from the State House grounds, NPR's Bill Chappell reported . Hogan called it "the right thing to do," saying, "The time has come to make clear the difference between properly acknowledging our past and glorifying the darkest chapters of our history." Three of the…
08.18 / 15:57
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Spanish police say they've arrested four people in connection to terrorist attacks that killed 14 people and injured more than 100 others in and around Barcelona Thursday. Five suspects were killed as they tried to carry out a second terrorist attack in a nearby city. Police believe that the attacks are the work of an organized group of terrorists — and that they acted after an accidental explosion derailed their plans to carry out a bombing in Barcelona. The current location of the driver …
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Good morning, here are our early stories: -- What We Know: Multiple Terrorist Attacks Hit Spain. -- Boston Prepares For 'Free Speech' Rally. -- USS Fitzgerald Leaders Punished, Crew Is Praised After Collision With Cargo Ship. -- South Africa Puts a 'Red Alert' At Its Borders For Zimbabwe's Grace Mugabe. And here are other early headlines: President Trump To Discuss U.S. - Afghan Plan Today. ( CNN ) U.N. Says Saudi-Led Coalition At Fault For Half Of Yemen Child Casualties. ( Reuters )…
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From full trade embargoes to targeted sanctions and frozen assets, sanctions are an increasingly commonplace tool used in U.S. foreign policy. Today, a primer on the purpose and design of economic sanctions, from one of the people who helped develop Obama-era sanctions against Russia: Sean Kane, Counsel at Hughes Hubbard and Reed's International Trade Practice. Do you have a question about civics? Let us know! _ [Virginia Prescott] What are sanctions to begin with? [Sean Kane] So, broadly…
08.18 / 14:52
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Since the advent of film in the early 20th century, movies have taken up the task of depicting poverty and homelessness. Scenes of the poor have been informed by the culture in which they were made, and in turn influenced public opinions about what it means to be poor or homeless. Stephen Pimpare is senior lecturer in American Politics and Public Policy at UNH, and his new book takes a look at how films depict people living in poverty. The book is called Ghettos, Tramps, and Welfare…
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It's been 25 years since I graduated from Idaho Falls High School. It's not a milestone I'd necessarily mark on my own, but I found myself strangely disappointed a few months ago when a classmate who was trying to organize a reunion for this summer wrote to say she wound up too busy to plan one. Maybe it's just where I'm at in my life, maybe it's being a parent of young kids, but I've found myself thinking more and more about my high school years. High school was complicated for me. I did…
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It's been a summer with a lot of good movies, to be quite honest. Wonder Woman , Dunkirk , Spider-Man: Homecoming , Girls Trip, The Big Sick . But you need a break from even the best movie binge, especially when some of them are ... you know, kind of sad and explode-y. We figured, therefore, that there was no better time to lift our own spirits — and hopefully yours — by bringing back the game we played when we taped our first episode back in 2010: the Regrettable Television Pop Quiz. And t…
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