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Reaction To Trump’s Appearance At Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now to Jackson, Miss., where President Trump visited today for the opening of two new museums marking the state’s bicentennial and the state’s role as ground zero in the civil rights movement. His appearance drew controversy. The NAACP and some African-American leaders, including the civil rights hero Congressman John Lewis, boycotted the event. NPR’s Debbie Elliott ...

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Despite Maduro’s Unpopularity, Venezuela’s Opposition Isn’t A Shoo-In For Election

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Now to Venezuela, which holds municipal elections tomorrow. As we’ve discussed on the program before, food shortages, hyper-inflation and a violent crackdown on protesters have made the administration of President Nicolas Maduro deeply unpopular. But Maduro’s problems have not translated into success at the ballot box for Venezuela’s political opposition. Reporter John Otis is in Caracas ...

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DNC Group Calls For Drastic Cut In ‘Superdelegates’ As Part Of Nomination Process

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DNC Chairman Tom Perez has called for the party to reform the way it uses superdelegates in its presidential nominating process.

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Violence Erupts As Palestinians Protest Trump’s Action On Jerusalem

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Palestinians in the West Bank clash with Israeli troops during a protest against President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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The ‘Racial Cleansing’ That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.

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DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST:

This is FRESH AIR. I’m David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, sitting in for Terry Gross. Our guest today is Patrick Phillips, author of a book about a nightmarish and racist chapter in American history. Little more than a century ago, in Georgia in the year 1912, the white residents of Forsyth County ...

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Federal Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski Accused Of Sexual Harassment

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Federal appeals judge Alex Kozinski, seen in 2014, has been accused of sexual harassment by six women who worked for him.

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California Wildfires: Tell Us Your Story

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Firefighters monitor a section of the Thomas Fire along the 101 freeway on Thursday north of Ventura, Calif.

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‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Sexual Assault

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Director Bryan Singer poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film X-Men Apocalypse in London, in May of last year.

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‘Samurai Sword’ Attack At Tokyo Shrine Leaves 3 Dead

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People visit Tomioka Hachimangu shrine in Tokyo on Friday, the day after police say three people were killed in a stabbing attack.

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Even Low-Dose Contraceptives Slightly Increase Breast Cancer Risk

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Katherine Streeter for NPR

Katherine Streeter for NPR

It’s long been known that hormonal contraception, like any medicine, carries some risks. But doctors and women have hoped that the newer generations of low-dose contraceptive pills, IUDs and implants eliminated the breast cancer risk of earlier, higher-dose formulations.

Now a big study from Denmark suggests the elevated risk of getting breast cancer — while ...

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House Passes Bill To Allow ‘Concealed Carry’ Across State Lines

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks after House Republicans held a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican-led House passed a bill to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines.

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China Says Indian Drone Crashed In Its Territory

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Indian army drone flies near the site of a gunbattle between Indian government forces and suspected militants in Padgampora village of Pulwama, south of Srinagar, in March.

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