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National Security

Analysts Say Armed Groups At Protests Raise Specter Of A 'Street War'

Street clashes have erupted, involving a mix of protesters, authorities, extremists and agitators. With armed factions squaring off, terrorism analysts fear the worse is still to come.

West Atlanta resident Harriet Feggins has been out of work since March because of the pandemic. So far she has managed to pay her electric bill by scraping together odd jobs and dipping into her 401(k). "I'm trying to do everything I can," she says, but she worries it won't be enough. Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPR hide caption

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Environment And Energy Collaborative

'Tidal Wave' Of Power Shut-Offs Looms As Nation Grapples With Heat

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'Tidal Wave' Of Power Shut-Offs Looms As Nation Grapples With Heat

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Makaya McCraven has a unique style where he makes improvised live recordings, then builds on them in the studio. His new album, which uses this method, is called Universal Beings E&F Sides. David Marques/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Drummer Makaya McCraven, The 'Beat Scientist,' Talks About His New Album

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Drummer Makaya McCraven, The 'Beat Scientist,' Talks About His New Album

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says the deployment of federal agents into U.S. cities risks disenfranchising voters. Above, Durkan speaks during the "The Next Steps" rally on June 19, 2020. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Updates: The Fight Against Racial Injustice

Seattle Mayor Says Federal Deployments Are Part Of A Darker Political Goal

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Seattle Mayor Says Federal Deployments Are Part Of A Darker Political Goal

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Lillian Kay Petersen, 17, from Los Alamos, N.M., won first place in the 2020 Regeneron Science Talent Search, a science and math competition for high school seniors. The pandemic meant a virtual Zoom ceremony rather than what's usually a black-tie gala ceremony in the nation's capital. Society for Science screenshot hide caption

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High School Senior's Tool To End Food Insecurity Wins National Competition

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A University of Wisconsin student gets information about registering to vote from a NextGen America worker in Madison, Wis., in 2018. Scott Bauer/AP hide caption

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2020 Election: Secure Your Vote

Poll: More Than Half Of Young People Lack Resources To Vote By Mail

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Poll: More Than Half Of Young People Lack Resources To Vote By Mail

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Federal officers are surrounded by smoke as they push back demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Wednesday in Portland, Ore. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Analysts Say Armed Groups At Protests Raise Specter Of A 'Street War'

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President Trump's tweet came about 15 minutes after news of the worst-ever-recorded quarterly performance of the American economy. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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2020 Election: Secure Your Vote

Trump Floats Delaying The Election. It Would Require A Change In Law

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Trump Floats Delaying The Election. It Would Require A Change In Law

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