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Once Shot For Advocating For Girls' Education, Malala Is Going To Oxford
The young Pakistani-born woman shot by the Taliban because she advocated for girls' education is now headed to Oxford. Malala Yousafzai is also the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

'We're Not Them' — Condemning Charlottesville And Condoning White Resentment
A scholar and a journalist offer context and analysis on the events in Charlottesville and the politics of white anger.

'That's Good,' Philippine President Says, As Drug Raids Kill Unprecedented Numbers
Police raids in the Philippines over a three-day span killed dozens of people suspected of selling or using drugs. They're the bloodiest known days in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Local Reporter Describes What We Know About Van Attack In Barcelona
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Fiona Govan, a reporter for The Local, Spain, based in Madrid about the deadly attack in Barcelona on Thursday.

An American In Barcelona Reacts To Van Attack
Andrew Roby is an American on vacation in Barcelona and was in the vicinity when a van drove into a crowd of people killing at least a dozen and injuring at least 50.

Terrorism Expert In Barcelona Talks About Van Attack Near Las Ramblas
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Nafees Hamid, a terrorism expert for Artis International, who was a few blocks away from Las Ramblas, where the attack in Barcelona occurred on Thursday.

In Birmingham, The Debate Over Confederate Monuments Is Renewed After Charlottesville
Birmingham, Ala., has a complicated relationship with racism. Some of the most notable events from the Civil Rights era took place in the city. Now, there's renewed debate about the fate of the city's Confederate monuments.

Mathematicians Could Help In Gerrymandering Legal Cases
Legal fights over racial and partisan gerrymandering are intensifying and mathematicians think they can help. Specialists in geometry are training to become expert witnesses in redistricting cases around the country.

Officials Still Searching For Bodies After Deadly Mudslides In Sierra Leone
Three days after mudslides killed hundreds in Sierra Leone's capital city, government officials are still searching for bodies under the rubble. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with the president's spokesman, Abdulai Bayraytay, about how the West African country is responding to the disaster.

Reporter In Barcelona Describes Scene Immediately After Deadly Van Attack
Jim Kent runs an English-language radio station in Barcelona and arrived at the scene in the Las Ramblas district shortly after he heard the news of the deadly van attack.

Varied Republican Response To Charlottesville Raises Questions On Legislative Ability
After their failed health care efforts, Republican lawmakers are regrouping for the coming fight this fall to overhaul the entire federal tax code. But President Trump's handling of the racist-fueled violence in Charlottesville shows in stark terms how hard it is to keep the party on the same page.

Trump Voters Discuss The President's Comments On Confederate Monuments
As President Trump re-emphasizes his support for statues of Confederate leaders, Republican and Trump voters in Wisconsin weigh in on whether they agree with the president.

Trump Lashes Out At Critics Of His Response To Violence In Charlottesville
On Thursday, President Trump offered support to Spain as it deals with a deadly attack. Though he remained out of public view, he lashed out at critics of his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Settlement Reached In Case Against Pyschologists Who Designed CIA Torture Program
The ACLU represented the three men who were seeking damages after being subjected to torture. This is first time damages will presumably be paid to people interrogated in the CIA program.

Silicon Valley Fights Back Against Extremism Online
Companies are waging a broad attack against white supremacist groups, cutting off their ability to raise money, post content or register their sites online. These moves are not unprecedented, but this muscle flexing raises a lot of questions — not just about free speech, but also about due process and who controls the Internet.