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  1. President Trump To Skip Kennedy Center Honors, Highlighting Rift With Artists

    08.19 / 19:23 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    President Trump will skip the annual Kennedy Center Honors this year to allow the "artists to celebrate without any political distraction," the White House said Saturday. Three of the five artists set to be honored had either expressed a specific intent to boycott the traditional White House reception before the event, or were said to be considering it. "First Lady Melania Trump, along with her husband President Donald J. Trump, extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all…
  2. Man Goes On Stabbing Rampage In Russia, Wounds 7

    08.19 / 19:23 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    At least seven people were wounded by a man with a knife who went on a stabbing rampage in the northern Russian city of Surgut. No one was killed in the attack in the central Siberian city, but four of those hurt were in serious condition, according to state-run Tass news agency, who cited a regional health official. Islamic State says the man — shot dead by police — was a "soldier" of the extremist group. However, Russian authorities say psychiatric information on the assailant is being so…
  3. Boston's 'Free-Speech' Rally Organizers Deny Links To White Nationalists

    08.19 / 16:24 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Counter-protesters gathered on the Boston Commons Saturday, preparing to meet a scheduled "Free Speech" rally by conservative activists who say they have no connection to last week's violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., that drew white nationalists and sparked violent clashes and a deadly vehicle attack. A speaker who addressed the counter-demonstrators condemned what many see as President Trump's tepid response to events last week in Charlottesville that led to the death of…
  4. Duke University Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Chapel Entrance

    08.19 / 16:24 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed from the entrance to Duke University Chapel early Saturday by order of the university president who said in a letter that the move was not only a safety measure but also meant to express the "abiding values" of the school. The decision to remove the statue from the Durham, N.C., campus, comes after it was defaced on Wednesday and follows violent clashes last week in Charlottesville, Va., between right-wing extremists and…
  5. Spanish Authorities Continue Hunt For Suspects In Barcelona Attacks

    08.19 / 15:23 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Spanish authorities say they have dismantled a mostly Moroccan-born terror cell believed responsible for vehicle attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 14 people and hurt more than 100 others. But a manhunt continues for the alleged driver of a van used in the main attack on pedestrians on Thursday. Two other suspects are believed still at large. "The cell has been completely dismantled in Barcelona," Spain's Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said at a news conference on…
  6. From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza

    08.19 / 15:23 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    A message in a bottle washed ashore this week in Gaza. "Hello! Thank you for picking up this bottle!" began the letter in neat black handwriting. "We are currently on holiday in Rhodes and would love to know how far this bottle got – even if it's just the next beach!" The bottle floated much farther than the next beach. It traveled nearly 500 miles across the Mediterranean Sea, from the Greek island of Rhodes, past Turkey and Cyprus to the Palestinian seaside enclave of Gaza — and into the …
  7. Republicans Plead With Trump To Get On, And Stay On, Message To Pass A Tax Overhaul

    08.19 / 14:23 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Before any hard battle, it's common to seek a little spiritual guidance. In preparation for the coming fight this fall to overhaul the entire federal tax code, a group of House Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee traveled this week to Rancho del Cielo — the ranch of former President Ronald Reagan outside Santa Barbara. The ranch is the site where Reagan signed one of his major tax cuts into law, and the GOP is working this month to capture some of that Reagan-era magic to deliver a …
  8. How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'

    08.19 / 12:25 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Mary Abagi is a 63-year-old widow who has spent most of her life eking out a living by growing crops on a tiny plot of land in her Kenyan village. Then, last fall, Abagi learned that the village had been picked for an unusual experiment that promised to change her life. An American charity called GiveDirectly is giving every adult in the village $22 every month for the next 12 years. Abagi's first thought: "I will save the money to buy a goat." And to do that, Abagi has turned to a special…
  9. Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights

    08.19 / 12:25 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Brace yourselves, North America — we're about to get mooned. Or, more accurately, eclipsed. The Aug. 21 solar eclipse is offering a welcome respite from the dog days of summer and a pretty good reason to take an extended lunch hour for some — or maybe even a whole vacation day. And for those who fear that a total eclipse heralds doomsday , then perhaps it's just as well to eat, drink and be merry. With the "path of totality" — the roughly 70-mile-wide strip across the lower 48 that will exp…
  10. What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

    08.19 / 12:25 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    There's a telling photo that has gotten some attention in social media following Steve Bannon's exit as President Trump's chief strategist. (You can see it above.) It shows President Trump behind the desk in the Oval Office, surrounded by his top advisers – seated are Vice President Pence and National Security Adviser Mike Flynn; standing, from left to right are Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, chief strategist Steve Bannon and Press Secretary Sean Spicer. That was Jan. 28, eight days after T…
  11. Paul Miller Loved Teaching Math So Much That He Did It For Nearly 80 Years

    08.19 / 11:21 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Most teachers these days last no more than five to 10 years in the classroom, but Paul Miller taught math for nearly 80. At one point, he was considered the "oldest active accredited teacher" in the U.S. His career started in his hometown of Baltimore. It was 1934, the Dust Bowl was wreaking havoc in the Plains, Bonnie and Clyde were gunned down by police in Louisiana, and a thuggish politician named Adolf Hitler became president of Germany. Miller taught elementary school kids by day,…
  12. Tracing The Dark Origins Of Charlottesville's KKK

    08.19 / 10:21 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    The front page of The Daily Progress , Charlottesville's local paper, on June 28, 1921, offers a mix of local minutiae folded in with larger news. "VALUABLE DOG DEAD," shouts one headline. "WON'T ACCEPT WAGE CUT," says another. And then, right up near the top, bordered with teeny asterisks, is this headline: "KU KLUX KLAN ORGANIZED HERE." What follows is this reverential, two-paragraph recounting of the local Klan's birth: "The spirit of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest hovered over…
  13. 2 Police Officers Shot And Killed Near Orlando

    08.19 / 05:39 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Editor's note: This is a developing story; we'll provide updates as they become available. Police in Kissimmee, Fla., just south of Orlando, reported late Friday that two officers there had been shot. Both were killed, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs confirmed on Twitter. A suspect has been arrested, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "There are no county or jurisdiction lines when it comes to our Law Enforcement Brotherhood," Osceola County Commissioner Fred Hawkins Jr. wrote in…
  14. Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

    08.18 / 23:36 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    On Friday, three well-known charities — the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Susan G. Komen — announced they are canceling plans for fundraising events at President Trump's Palm Beach country club, Mar-a-Lago. The three joined a growing list of nonprofits that have severed ties with the exclusive, Trump-owned resort. Others include the Cleveland Clinic and the American Cancer Society. The cancellations come in the wake of Trump's controversial comments made earlier this week when …
  15. Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

    08.18 / 22:28 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATz09bOeNP0 The day of the long-awaited coast-to-coast solar eclipse has all but arrived — and if history is any guide, it's likely that somebody's eyes are going to get hurt. "The ones we're really concerned about are the people who have never seen an eclipse before — or just decided that, you know, 'Today is a nice day to go take a look at a solar eclipse' — and, 'Oh, I probably don't need to do very much to get ready to do that.' Then I get worried," says …
  16. Gun-Carrying Protesters Create 'Tricky' Question For ACLU

    08.18 / 22:28 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    After representing the organizer of a far-right rally that became a brutal melee, the ACLU says it will consider the potential for violence when evaluating potential clients — including whether protesters plan to carry guns. "The events of Charlottesville require any judge, any police chief and any legal group to look at the facts of any white-supremacy protests with a much finer comb," ACLU executive director Anthony Romero told The Wall Street Journal . "If a protest group insists, 'No, w…
  17. Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional Powers

    08.18 / 22:28 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    The Venezuelan Constituent Assembly, an extremely powerful group called into existence by President Nicolas Maduro, just granted itself another power — one that was once the exclusive province of the country's elected congress: The 2-week-old assembly packed with Maduro supporters decreed Friday it has the power to pass laws. While the move does not officially dissolve the Venezuelan legislature, it effectively renders the body of lawmakers moot by appropriating its principle r…
  18. Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man

    08.18 / 21:24 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    President Trump's belated and half-hearted denunciation of the hate groups that marched in Charlottesville has cost him the support of numerous business leaders and fellow Republicans and prompted at least a half dozen nonprofit organizations to cancel planned fundraising events at his Mar-a-Lago resort. But Trump's religious advisers, who might be expected to offer moral guidance, have been almost entirely silent. None of the 25 members of his "Evangelical Advisory Board" has resigned in…
  19. 2 Dead In Stabbing Attack In Turku, Finland

    08.18 / 19:13 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    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…
  20. Did A Bail Reform Algorithm Contribute To This San Francisco Man's Murder?

    08.18 / 19:13 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    In the dawn hours of July 16, Edward French, a professional film and TV scout and avid photographer, stood atop Twin Peaks, the famed San Francisco hillside with its panoramic views of his hometown. French, 71, had his camera with him, as he always did. "He knew beautiful places. He was trying to catch the sunrise coming up Sunday morning, especially the way the city's skyline is changing," says Brian Higginbotham, French's longtime partner. "I'm sure he was just up there sitting against…