Metal detectors and “hardening” schools are one of several steps the state and schools are taking to keep kids safe, but another essential piece remains: how can teachers prevent or better prepare for the worst case scenario?

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A small group of about 25 white supremacist demonstrators rallied next to the White House on Sunday, one year after the "Unite the Right" demonstration by the same organizer turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va.

The demonstrators have since left D.C. via Metro, and WAMU's Elly Yu reports that counterprotesters have headed home, too.

The Trump administration is taking aim at a law designed to protect military service members from getting cheated by shady lending practices.

NPR has obtained documents that show the White House is proposing changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars. Separately, the administration is taking broader steps to roll back enforcement of the Military Lending Act.

My back hurts when I sit down.

It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"

To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back to a regular chair because standing became painful.

I've seen physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons and pain specialists. I've mastered Pilates, increased flexibility and strengthened muscles. At one point, my abs were so strong my husband nicknamed them "the plate."

The Syrian war is winding down after seven brutal years, with hundreds of thousands killed, millions displaced and neighborhoods in smoking ruins. President Bashar Assad is on course to win, with help from powerful allies Russia and Iran.

Now, activists who lost the challenge to Assad's rule on the streets of Syria are waging a new fight — in European courts.

"We will catch them no matter how much they hide. There is no safe place to run," says Anwar al-Bunni, a prominent Syrian human rights lawyer who fled to Germany in 2014.

A wooden boardwalk collapsed during a concert in the port city of Vigo, Spain, late Sunday, injuring at least 336 people who were attending a festival. Rescue workers say there was chaos when boards buckled and concert-goers began sliding into the sea.

"Witnesses reported scenes of panic as hundreds of people fell into the ocean around midnight, some falling right on top of each other," Lucia Benavides reports from Barcelona for NPR's Newscast unit.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plan to hold their third summit, announcing Monday that they will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September.

"For peace and prosperity of the world as well as those of the Korean peninsula," read a short issued by South Korea's Blue House on Monday, after diplomatic delegations from the estranged nations met in the truce village of Panmunjom to discuss the idea of a new summit.

President Trump just gave Omarosa Manigault Newman the gift of another news cycle. Trump tweeted a scathing criticism of his former top-level aide just as her book-promoting media tour was gaining steam, all but guaranteeing the kind of made-for-cable feud that made them both reality TV stars and ultimately brought them to the White House.

Manigault Newman's book, Unhinged, is due out Tuesday.

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The FBI has fired an embattled special agent who was removed from the Russia inquiry after internal investigators discovered he had criticized then-candidate Donald Trump in text messages with another bureau official.

Peter Strzok had remained on the FBI payroll until his employment finally was terminated on Friday, his attorney said Monday morning.

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A small group of white supremacists gathered near the White House yesterday in Lafayette Park. They were protected by a huge police presence keeping them separated from hundreds of counterdemonstrators.

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Drama and baseball.  Let us count the ways.

With the Railcats, it's the race for first place in the American Association North Division, a race which is too close to call after this weekend.

For the Chicago Cubs,  who were down 3-0 in the ninth before they row, row, rowed their Bote to a win.

Welcome to pennant race time in Gary and Chicago.  We will talk about it.

Art Pepper with alto saxophone, circa 1975.
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The Feeling of Jazz, program # 330 airing August 12, 2018 featured a spotlight on the Art Pepper (birth name: Arthur Edward Pepper Jr. - September 1, 1925 – June 15, 1982) Hollywood All-Star Sessions in music presented by Kent Lindquist, while co-host Bill Satterlee was off this week. Engineered by Dave Woodworth. 

9 p.m. Hour – Music by Title, Artist, Album, Composer, Time length 

Art Pepper with alto saxophone, circa 1975.
http://artpeppermusic.blogspot.com/

The Feeling of Jazz, program # 330 airing August 12, 2018 featured a spotlight on the Art Pepper (birth name: Arthur Edward Pepper Jr. - September 1, 1925 – June 15, 1982) Hollywood All-Star Sessions in music presented by Kent Lindquist, while co-host Bill Satterlee was off this week. Engineered by Dave Woodworth. 

8 p.m. Hour – Music by Title, Artist, Album, Composer, Time length 

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Food Fare At Iowa State Fair

Aug 12, 2018

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We're going to revisit a story from NPR's American Anthem series, exploring songs that tap into the collective emotions that listeners and performers have around an issue or belief.

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The West Virginia House of Delegates faces an important decision on Monday, whether to impeach all four justices on the state's Supreme Court.

Julia Ward Howe wrote a rousing anthem for the Union in the Civil War. Since then, it's been caught in a cultural tug-of-war over who it's an anthem for — social conservatives, evangelical Christians, labor workers or civil rights leaders.

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A new movie from director Spike Lee has a premise that's almost impossible to believe.

It's 1978 and a black police detective in Colorado Springs, Colo., manages to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. He not only gets a membership card straight from Grand Wizard David Duke, but he's also asked to lead a local chapter because he's everything they are looking for — loyal, smart and a true believer.

He establishes a relationship with David Duke over the phone. And for meetings in person, he recruits a white co-worker to go in his place.

Censorship On Social Media

Aug 11, 2018

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Man Crashes Stolen Plane At Seattle Airport

Aug 11, 2018

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State Lawmakers, Advocates Discuss Medical Marijuana

Aug 11, 2018
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A Republican state lawmaker says medical marijuana legalization is a realistic goal for the 2019 session.

Predictions

Aug 11, 2018

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Now, panel, what will be the next new branch of the Armed Forces? Bobcat Goldthwait.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT: Oh, it's the department of mermaids.

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SAGAL: Makes perfect sense. Amy Dickinson.

Lightning Fill In The Blank

Aug 11, 2018

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Now, onto our final game, Lightning Fill In The Blank. Each of our players will have 60 seconds in which to answer as many fill-in-the-blank questions as he or she can. Each correct answer is now worth two points. Bill, can you give us the scores?

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