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Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts Steve Inskeep, David Greene and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.

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Some Left-Wing Protesters Were Ready To Trade Blows In Charlottesville

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:55:00 -0400

When neo-Nazis and white power activists streamed into Charlottesville, Va., they were met by crowds of angry counterprotesters. Some were from the group that calls itself Antifa.

Steve Bannon Called 'American Prospect' To Talk About Politics

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:51:00 -0400

The White House chief strategist rarely talks to the media, but he called a co-founder of the progressive website The American Prospect. Rachel Martin talks to Robert Kuttner about the discussion.

Where Will You Be Watching The Eclipse?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:44:00 -0400

If you're one of the lucky ones, you'll get to watch the eclipse from the deck of a cruise ship specially chartered for sky watchers. Bonnie Tyler will sing her hit: "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

Nokia Claims The Next Evolution Of The Selfie: Meet The Bothie

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:37:00 -0400

Do you snap a quick pic of that gorgeous sunset or show social media how cute you look with a selfie? The Nokia 8 has a rear and front-facing camera that both work at the same time.

GOP Response To Trump's Charlottesville Comments

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

When President Trump equated the actions of white supremacists and protesters there was an outcry. Does the president's response to events in Charlottesville weaken Republicans' ability to govern?

Refugees From Raqqa In Northern Syria Want 'Just To Stay Alive'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

The International Committee of the Red Cross visited northern Syria and found 200,000 displaced people living in difficult camp conditions. Rachel Martin talks to Ingy Sedky, a group spokeswoman.

Charlottesville Magnified Issues With White Nationalists, Black Activists Say

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

Black Lives Matter activists have been blamed for violence in Charlottesville, Va., by far-right activists. The movement's leaders deny the accusation and say they're concerned about their own safety.

Did Charlottesville Violence Shift How White Supremacists Operate?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

Rachel Martin talks to University of Virginia assistant professor and presidential historian Nicole Hemmer about how white supremacists and hate groups identify themselves and act on their ideology.

High School Reunion: Checking In With A Student Who Felt Like An Outsider

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

Rachel Martin graduated from Idaho Falls High School 25 years ago. She's checking back in with some of the people she knew in high school — including Ken Lance, who still lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

For 22 Years, Boston Arena Broke Promise To Hold 3 Fundraisers A Year

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

As part of the deal to build TD Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. The teens are demanding that the Garden now pay millions.

Torches Replaced By Candlelight As Thousands Gather For Charlottesville Vigil

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

Thousands of people converged on the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night in a show of support for the Charlottesville community following last weekend's white supremacist rally.

Republicans Try To Move Forward With Their Tax Overhaul Plans

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

A group of Republicans gathered at former President Ronald Reagan's ranch in Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday to plan for overhauling the tax system.

Undocumented Teens Say They're Falsely Accused Of Being In A Gang

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

The gang known as MS-13 is blamed for a spike in violence on Long Island, N.Y. Police have ramped up surveillance, but undocumented teens in the U.S. say they are falsely accused of being in MS-13.

News Brief: Bannon's Magazine Interview, 'Daily Stormer' Moves To Dark Web

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:18:00 -0400

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon talked to the liberal magazine: The American Prospect. Web hosting companies have blacklisted The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi site, from registration services.

He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 05:05:00 -0400

Brandon Martinez. 16, was one of nearly 40 undocumented immigrants found in a trailer in San Antonio. His father laments that his son suffered so much to cross the border, just like he did.