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August 21, 2017
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Bannon is out, Barcelona rallies and eclipse plans Steve Bannon is out as White House chief strategist ? we start there today. Also, what President Trump got wrong about General Pershing and terrorism. Plus, how East Germany fell in love with Frank Zappa.
Terror in Barcelona, how other countries deal with problematic monuments, Reagan's infamous joke A van was used to carry out a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday. Also, we look at how South Africa has dealt with monuments that honor apartheid-era leaders. And we remember how a joke uttered by President Ronald Reagan caused a lot of anxiety in the Soviet Union.
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.
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Barcelona attack: Suspected van driver shot dead by police An extensive manhunt was under way for 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub.
Solar eclipse 2017: US public in thrall to sky show Skywatchers in the US are taking in the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918.
US Navy orders 'operational pause' after collision The inquiry will look at "all related accidents at sea", US Defence Secretary James Mattis says.
08/21/2017: American automakers are siding with Canada and Mexico on this key issue
The U.S., Mexico and Canada are done with their first round of NAFTA talks. One thing the U.S. wants NAFTA to implement: a rule requiring a set percentage of cars' components to come exclusively from the U.S. Canada and Mexico aren't on board with this, and neither are many U.S. automakers. We'll discuss why. Afterwards, we'll talk about the United States' plans to meet with South Korea over a five-year-old free trade agreement, and then look at why the town of Skagway, Alaska may lose its modern-day gold rush: cruise ship tourism.
When in prison, the costs are steep and the pay is close to nothing
Data compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative shows that the average incarcerated worker in state and federal prison now earns 86 cents per day, a 7 cent decrease from 2001 when inmates earned 93 cents for a day?s work.
How Atlanta attorneys are helping kids stay in school
There?s a new position in one Atlanta school?s directory: a lawyer.
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