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A Nurse's Plea: 'I Wish That I Could Get People To See COVID Through My Eyes'

Nurses are taking to social media, describing grim hospital scenes and imploring Americans to stay safe as hospitals reach capacity limits. "We're seeing the worst of the worst," says one nurse. → Read More

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Author And Journalist Tom Ricks: Founding Fathers Expected Today's Political State

"I think Madison, especially, would be very proud to see that when America deeply disagrees, as it does now, that things grind to a halt," Ricks, author of a new book, First Principles, tells NPR. → Read More

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Washington Post Critic Says 'Trump Has Unwittingly Enabled' Discussions Of Race

Carlos Lozada tells NPR: "It's ironic that a president with such a negative force for race relations" and women's rights has presided over a period where both groups feel more empowered to speak out. → Read More

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What Bruce Springsteen Lost And Found

Ahead of the release of Letter To You, The Boss spoke to Morning Edition about revisiting older material, finding hope in these unusual times and attending to his audience's spiritual needs. → Read More

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NIH Director 'Guardedly Optimistic' About COVID-19 Vaccine Approval By End Of 2020

But Dr. Francis Collins says it's unlikely a vaccine will be approved before late November. He also urges people to trust health experts like Anthony Fauci who "don't really have an ax to grind." → Read More

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Al Sharpton: Policing In America Will Change Because Of George Floyd's Death

Rev. Al Sharpton spoke with NPR about his new book Rise Up. Of George Floyd's death, he said: "I had begun to see, by the time of the funeral, there had been a movement that was unlike others." → Read More

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Fed's Jerome Powell: Jobless Rate Better Than Expected; Recovery To Take A Long Time

In an interview with NPR, Powell says it may take years before the economy has fully recovered. He says practicing social distancing and wearing masks is essential for the economy to rebound. → Read More

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Former DHS Official: Trump Pouring 'Fuel On The Fire' Of Domestic Extremism

Elizabeth Neumann, a former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, says the Trump administration is creating the conditions for domestic extremism to flourish in the U.S. → Read More

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News Brief: Laura Roars Ashore, Kenosha Protests, Republican Convention

Hurricane Laura has made landfall on the Gulf Coast. Protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake continued for a 4th night in Wisconsin. And, highlights of the third night of the GOP convention. → Read More

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News Brief: Republican Convention, Wisconsin Protests, Jerry Falwell Jr.

Day 1 of the GOP convention rebutted the Democrats' convention. In Kenosha, Wis., peaceful protests end with fires and looting. And, Jerry Falwell Jr.'s role at Liberty University is in doubt. → Read More

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News Brief: GOP Convention, COVID-19 Treatment, Wisconsin Shooting

Republican convention to make the case: four more years for President Trump. FDA authorizes an emergency treatment for COVID-19. And, the shooting of a black man by Wisconsin police sparks protests. → Read More

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'Break It Up' Examines The History Of Secession Movements In The U.S.

Author Richard Kreitner tells NPR he didn't write his book as a prescription, but that "if we are talking about the end of democracy in America ... I think we need to have all options on the table." → Read More

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'It's Not Religion': In 'The Runaways,' Bhutto Examines The Lure Of Extremism

"I was really trying to look at why a 19-year-old boy would give up everything ... in order, quite literally, to take up arms against the world," says novelist Fatima Bhutto. → Read More

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News Brief: COVID-19 And Kids, Beirut Blast Aftermath, Chicago Looting

Nearly 100,00 U.S. children tested positive for COVID-19 during last two weeks of July. Lebanon's government resigns. And, hundreds of young people go on a looting spree in downtown Chicago. → Read More

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In Ashtabula, Ohio, Young People Fight For The County's Political Future

Ashtabula County, Ohio, voted for Barack Obama in 2012, then for Donald Trump. New political leaders there hope a younger generation of voters will help decide the 2020 presidential election. → Read More

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UK Decides British Companies Can No Longer Buy From Huawei

The UK government has decided that British telecom companies can no longer buy equipment from Huawei, the controversial Chinese telecom giant, for development of 5G beginning next year. → Read More

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News Brief: Reopening Setback, Rules For International Students, South China Sea

COVID-19 surge forces California to slow reopening. U.S. court hearing may decide the fate of more than a million international students. And, South China Sea becomes a dangerous military flashpoint. → Read More

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Mississippi Black Lawmaker On Taking Down The Flag: A Symbol Of 'Hate And Not Love'

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Mississippi state Sen. Derrick Simmons, a Democrat, after lawmakers in that state voted on Sunday to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. → Read More

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'Jesus And John Wayne' Explores Christian Manhood — And How Belief Can Bolster Trump

Author Kristin Kobes Du Mez says: "It seemed like evangelicals had betrayed their values. But if you look at this longer history of evangelical masculinity and militarism ... this wasn't a betrayal." → Read More

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News Brief: Black Men's Deaths Resonate, Trump's Response To Unrest

Two cases involving the deaths of young black men, in Georgia and Nebraska, continue to gain national attention. And, President Trump's response to nationwide unrest has so far not been one of unity. → Read More