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<em>Left:</em> A partial solar eclipse, as viewed from the Cotswolds, United Kingdom, March 2015. <em>Right:</em> A total solar eclipse, as viewed from Longyearbyen, Norway, March 2015.
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:02

And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So even if you're not in the "path of totality," take precautions if you plan to watch.

A protester wears a pistol in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. The ACLU says it will consider the potential for violence when evaluating whether to represent potential clients.
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:56

"We don't feel we have to represent any group – including white supremacists – seeking to demonstrate with firearms," said the organization, which has long defended groups unpopular with its members.

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:44

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Jess Walter about the significance today of the 1992 deadly standoff between right-wing fundamentalists and the federal government at Ruby Ridge in Idaho.

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:44

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Joshua Green, author of The Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency and senior national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek about reports that Steve Bannon is leaving the White House.

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:44

President Trump's national security team has been trying — and failing — for months to come up with a new plan for Afghanistan. On Friday, they will meet again at Camp David to plot a way forward in the longest war in U.S. history. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says all options are on the table. What are they, and what's the country's goal at this point?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:44

When the University of Louisville took down a monument to Confederate soldiers from the Civil War, a nearby Kentucky town welcomed the statue — and residents still like that it's there.

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:44

Derek Jeter had a spectacular career playing shortstop for the New York Yankees, during which he managed to avoid scandal and embarrassment and kept his private life tastefully private. So, what might all that brilliance as a player mean for him as he now becomes an owner?

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro addresses the constituent assembly earlier this month. The group, which Maduro called for and which enjoys wide-ranging powers, granted itself the ability to pass laws.
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:08

The move Friday marks a new milestone in President Nicolas Maduro's campaign to consolidate power, giving the lawmaking power of the opposition-packed congress to the legislative superbody he created.

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. (right) praised President Trump for his "bold truthful statement" about Charlottesville.
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:54

Business leaders have resigned from Trump's council over his response to Charlottesville. But evangelical leaders say they see their role differently.

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:31

Throughout human history, solar eclipses have been seen as having great religious significance, often as omens or signs of divine warning or punishment. Major and minor religions alike have their own understandings.

Police officers and rescuers in the Finnish city of Turku after several people were stabbed on Friday.
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:01

Police say they have apprehended a suspect after shooting him in the leg, and it's not clear what his motivations were. Six other people were injured in the attack about 100 miles from the capital.

Edward French, 71, was killed in San Francisco on July 11. One of the murder suspects was arrested two weeks before his death for gun possession and parole violations. The suspect was released based on a "public-safety assessment score" — a computer generated score that helps calculate whether a suspect is a flight risk or likely to return to court.
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:01

The July murder of photographer Ed French, is raising questions and concerns about a pretrial risk assessment computer tool used by a growing number of county and city courts.

Steve Bannon arrives at a swearing-in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 22.
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:07

Earlier this week, President Trump offered only half-hearted support for the man considered instrumental in getting him to the Oval Office.

Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, holds a photo of Bro's mother and her daughter on Monday.
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:53

"You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I'm sorry," Susan Bro told Good Morning America. Her daughter Heather Heyer was killed as she was protesting against white supremacists.

People gather around a single rose laid on the ground of Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Friday, observing one minute's silence for the victims of the terrorist attack.
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:43

American Jared Tucker was one of at least 14 people killed in the attacks. More than 100 others were injured. In all, the victims came from at least 34 countries. Here's a portrait of the lives lost.

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