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Lawmakers Respond To Trump's Racist Comments: We Are Here To Stay

Updated at 7 p.m. ET A group of four women lawmakers responded to attacks by President Trump with a news conference of their own on Monday evening. Earlier in the day, Trump said the members of Congress are "free to leave" the country if they are unhappy with the U.S. and accused them of hating America. Trump's remarks, made at an impromptu news conference in front of the White House, follow racist tweets that he sent on Sunday directed at Democratic freshmen Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of...

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Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

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Regionally Speaking, Thursday, July 11, 2019

Today: Tony Rodriguez, the director of the LaPorte County Office of Community and Economic Development, talks about the efforts to attract new businesses into his county and to get existing firms to expand and bring in more jobs. One of the latest projects is NorthPoint Development's renovation of a vacant 680,000 square foot warehouse in Westville that once serviced supermarket chains into what is now the Midwest Trade Center. New businesses will be moving in soon. Northwest Indiana...

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One of Chennai's biggest reservoirs, Chembarambakkam Lake, is now a cracked, windswept mud flat. There are swarms of insects as big as hummingbirds, stray goats nibbling at dust-coated shrubs and what look like a few water buffalo – but no water. A massive pipe that's supposed to carry water into the city is empty.

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Ayesha Rascoe and Scott Jennings, a longtime Republican strategist, about President Trump's continued remarks against four freshman Democratic congresswomen.

Rome is known as the Eternal City. Over many centuries, it has been sacked by marauders and repeatedly resurrected from decline. But this summer, Roman residents are being tested by a massive trash crisis that has prompted doctors to warn of the possible spread of diseases as birds, vermin and wild animals scavenge amid the rotting refuse.

Already, flocks of cawing seagulls have replaced traffic roar as the soundtrack of Roman life.

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