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In Southern Louisiana, tens of thousands of people have been displaced by historic flooding that's left thousands more without power. At least four people have died and it's not over yet. Amy Wold is environmental reporter for the Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge.
Special thanks to Tena Rubio for production assistance.
Utah hasn't gone Democratic in 52 years, but Donald Trump may be turning it into a swing state. His campaign against Islam reminds Mormons of brutal persecution against their religion. Doubling down on his appeal to the base, he's asking evangelical Christians not just to vote for him, but to pray for him, too. That's troubling other constituencies, including white women who favor women's rights and same-sex marriage. In the process, Trump is accentuating divisions within the Republican Party that are likely to outlive his presidential campaign.
There was violence again last night in Milwaukee, America's most segregated city.
Police say body cams show Sylville Smith, the black man killed by police on Saturday, refused to drop a gun loaded with more bullets than the gun of the black cop who shot him. The details will be subject to an independent investigation. But the violent outbreak was the result of racial tensions that have been seething in Milwaukee for decades. That's according to Craig Gilbert, Washington Bureau Chief for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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