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Meet the antifa, responding to racism, NAFTA talks start A guide to becoming an engaged, change-making citizen in the age of Trump. Plus, a profile of an anti-fascist activist in Charlottesville. And a veteran eclipse watcher from Australia travels to Idaho.
Trump goes back to blaming 'both sides,' deadly mudslides in Sierra Leone, what we learn from solar eclipses President Donald Trump makes new comments on the racist violence in Charlottesville and returns to blaming "both sides." Also, North Korea takes a step back from threatening the US; so, is President Donald Trump's "threat diplomacy" working? Also, the Chinese appetite for Red Delicious is good news for US farmers.
Trump calls racism 'evil' two days after Charlottesville, tracking white supremacists and what is 'antifa' President Trump issued a carefully worded statement Monday, in which he called neo-Nazis and white supremacists "repugnant." Also, we look at how Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad became a darling of the American far right. Plus, solar eclipses as a religious experience.
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Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists 'clowns' The usually low-profile chief White House strategist turns on a movement he is seen as cultivating.
Indian rape victim, 10, gives birth by Caesarean section The rape victim, who was not allowed to have an abortion by the Supreme Court, delivers a baby girl.
South Sudan conflict: Poet Emi Mahmoud on Uganda refugee landmark Emi Mahmoud performs a poem to mark one million South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda.
Should companies turn away white supremacist users?
Racial justice leaders say PayPal has been helping fund racist groups for years.
Apple to invest $1 billion in original programming
Do viewers want film and TV to directly confront racism?
New York Times culture critic Wesley Morris discusses the way race and culture intersect in the aftermath of Charlottesville.
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