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Phoenix Police Deploy Gas, Pepper Spray To Disperse Protesters

Phoenix Police Deploy Gas, Pepper Spray To Disperse Protesters

Aug. 22
Richard Gonzales / NPR

Reporters on the scene say the gas canisters apparently were fired after someone among the protesters threw water bottles at the police.

In Reckoning With Confederate Monuments, Other Countries Could Prov...

In Reckoning With Confederate Monuments, Other Countries Could Provide Examples

Aug. 22
Laurel Wamsley / NPR

The U.S. isn't alone in confronting sites dedicated to contentious, and often troubling, moments in its history.

Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapon...

Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program

Aug. 22
Jackie Northam / NPR

Ten Chinese and Russian companies and six individuals are targeted. Many were tied to the rogue country's coal and resource trade and its efforts to send workers abroad.

Los Angeles Sues Justice Department, Joining Other 'Sanctuary Cities'

Los Angeles Sues Justice Department, Joining Other 'Sanctuary Cities'

Aug. 22
Ryan Lucas / NPR

LA is among the jurisdictions that limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. The Trump administration has threatened to cut millions in funding to them.

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace For 'Criminal Activity'

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace For 'Criminal Activity'

Aug. 22
Colin Dwyer / NPR

Energy Transfer Partners alleges Greenpeace and other "eco-terrorist groups" tried to block its pipeline with "campaigns of misinformation." Greenpeace says the suit is a bid to "silence free speech."

'China Quarterly' Publisher Restores Articles Following  Backlash F...

'China Quarterly' Publisher Restores Articles Following Backlash From Scholars

Aug. 22
Leslie Cook / NPR

Cambridge University Press had removed articles about Tibet, Taiwan and Tiananmen Square from its Chinese website at the request of authorities. Days later, the publisher reversed course.

Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Aug. 22
Ari Shapiro / NPR

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

Louise Linton Said She 'Sacrifices' More Than Other Taxpayers. It's...

Louise Linton Said She 'Sacrifices' More Than Other Taxpayers. It's Not That Simple

Aug. 22
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR

Linton, an actress and the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, touched off an Internet firestorm with a condescending Tuesday Instagram post.

Treasury Secretary's Wife Apologizes After Sparking Internet Furor ...

Treasury Secretary's Wife Apologizes After Sparking Internet Furor With Online Post

Aug. 22
Vanessa Romo / NPR

Dressed in more than $16,000 worth of clothes and accessories in the photo, Louise Linton, a Scottish actress married to Steven Mnuchin, had ridiculed an Instagram follower for being "out of touch."

After Spain Attacks, Four Suspects Appear In Court

After Spain Attacks, Four Suspects Appear In Court

Aug. 22
Merrit Kennedy / NPR

Multiple suspects reportedly testified that an imam masterminded an initial plot to carry out a large-scale attack using explosives. The imam was killed in a blast before last week's vehicle attacks.