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FOR August 12, 2017

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Car Plows Into Crowd After White Nationalist Protest In Virginia

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The Virginia governor had declared a state of emergency after white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed at a rally to save a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Car Plows Into Crowd After White Nationalist Protest In Virginia

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The Virginia governor had declared a state of emergency after white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed at a rally to save a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Art Camp Thrives On 8 Open Lots On Hamtramck-Detroit Border

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In Hamtramck, Mich., a working class city almost surrounded by Detroit, camp is not affordable for many kids. An artist has started a camp inspired by adventure playgrounds and neighborhood artists.

Art Camp Thrives On 8 Open Lots On Hamtramck-Detroit Border

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In Hamtramck, Mich., a working class city almost surrounded by Detroit, camp is not affordable for many kids. An artist has started a camp inspired by adventure playgrounds and neighborhood artists.

'Hindrance Became The Power': Passion Pit's Angelakos On Music And Mental Health

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Due to his own experiences with mental illness, Angelakos has become involved in advocacy — including founding the WishArt Group and donating the royalties from sales of his new album to research.

Inside Wrigley Field, The Scorekeepers Stay True To Baseball's Beginnings

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The home of the Chicago Cubs is also home to one of two manually-operated scoreboards. Within the 80-year-old scoreboard, a different game of running and shouting has kept the spectator sport in play.

'Hindrance Became The Power': Passion Pit's Angelakos On Music And Mental Health

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Due to his own experiences with mental illness, Angelakos has become involved in advocacy — including founding the WishArt Group and donating the royalties from sales of his new album to research.

As Rhetoric Ramps Up, Are Today's Kids Worried About Nuclear War?

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NPR's Scott Simon remembers the era of "duck and cover" and making grisly jokes with other kids about nuclear war. But he also remembers the nightmares, and hopes kids aren't simlarly troubled now.

Inside Wrigley Field, The Scorekeepers Stay True To Baseball's Beginnings

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The home of the Chicago Cubs is also home to one of two manually-operated scoreboards. Within the 80-year-old scoreboard, a different game of running and shouting has kept the spectator sport in play.

'The Bettencourt Affair': Extravagant Friendship Or Cruel Swindle?

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Cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt lavished money and gifts on her friend, photographer François-Marie Banier. Then, her daughter sparked a decade of scandal by accusing Banier of abusing her.

As Rhetoric Ramps Up, Are Today's Kids Worried About Nuclear War?

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NPR's Scott Simon remembers the era of "duck and cover" and making grisly jokes with other kids about nuclear war. But he also remembers the nightmares, and hopes kids aren't simlarly troubled now.

What's To Be Done About North Korea's Nuclear Program?

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NPR's Scott Simon talks to David Albright at the Institute for Science and International Security about the standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

'The Bettencourt Affair': Extravagant Friendship Or Cruel Swindle?

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Cosmetics heiress Liliane Bettencourt lavished money and gifts on her friend, photographer François-Marie Banier. Then, her daughter sparked a decade of scandal by accusing Banier of abusing her.

Movies You Missed: 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

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We all have movies we somehow never got around to watching. Rachael Copeland has never seen one of the greatest coming-of-age films. She reviews Ferris Bueller's Day Off for NPR's Scott Simon.

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