Second Terror Attack Halted, Police Say, After 13 Killed, 100 Injured In Barcelona

Updated at 6:41 a.m. ET Friday Hours after a van drove into a crowd of people in Barcelona, Spain, Spanish police say they've stopped a second terrorist attack. Authorities say the two attacks are linked. Police say five suspects wearing explosives — later determined to be fake — were killed after a shootout with security forces in the Catalan coastal town of Cambrils located about 70 miles southwest of Barcelona. Six civilians and a police officer were injured, police said early Friday. By...

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Robert Mueller May Not Be The Savior The Anti-Trump Internet Is Hoping For

A lot of people are counting on special counsel Robert Mueller. Ana Navarro, a Republican and frequent critic of Trump on cable news outlets, beseeched him on Twitter to "hurry the hell up!" and get to the bottom of any connections between the Trump campaign and Russians. The satirical website the Onion said he's gorging on chicken nuggets to "get into the mind" of President Trump. And T-shirts bearing the logo "It's Mueller Time" are on sale at Amazon and Etsy . But the online community that...

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Top Republicans Criticize White Supremacists, But Don't Call Out Trump

Updated at 7:04 p.m. ET Vice President Pence on Wednesday declined to denounce or distance himself from President Trump's controversial remarks the day before that "there's blame on both sides" for recent violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., between white supremacist groups and counterprotesters. "What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy, and the president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I," Pence told reporters in Chile. "I spoke at length about this horrible situation...

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Torches Replaced By Candlelight As Thousands Gather For Charlottesville Vigil

Thousands of people quietly amassed on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on Wednesday night for an unannounced candlelight vigil. A soft glow illuminated the Rotunda – the iconic historic building at the heart of the university. After a dark week in the city, it was a peaceful protest intended to counter a weekend of deadly violence sparked by a white supremacist rally. People streamed onto campus, lifting up lit candles. They chanted "love wins" and sang "We Shall Overcome...

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Protesters March Through Atlanta, Deface Statue

Hundreds marched through Atlanta Sunday night, in a second day of protests against deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Some protesters also defaced a monument with ties to the Confederacy.

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Today's Music Minute highlights a middle Georgia blues legend who inspired a number of influential artists over the years.

You’re listening to 'Statesboro Blues' by Blind Willie McTell, who was born in Thomson, Georgia in 1898.

Saturday will be the 58th anniversary of his death in 1959.

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It may be hot this weekend, but there's plenty of cool music (and other events) to check out. Bill Dawers of the Savannah Morning News and hissing lawns and Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune have a few recommendations.

Tanya's picks:

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The Woodruff Arts Center has a new chief executive.

The Midtown Atlanta campus includes the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theater.

Doug Shipman takes the helm of the nation’s third-largest arts center at a time when public funding for the arts is under threat and institutions are facing new questions about inclusivity and diversity. 

He joins Rickey Bevington in the studio.

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On one the biggest challenges facing the Woodruff Arts Center

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John T. Edge is the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance. Based out of the University of Mississippi, the SFA studies and documents Southern food cultures. A respected authority, Edge writes about Southern food and culture for publications such as Garden & Gun Magazine and The Oxford American.

First, Atlanta has a healthy appetite for improv. This week Dad’s Garage Theater welcomes Scott Adsit. You may know him best as Pete Hornberger on the show “30 Rock.” Scott joined us earlier this week to discuss the art of comedy.

Then, Atlanta-based producer Will Packer’s new movie “Girls Trip” is doing quite well. It cost about $19 million to make, and it’s grossed more than $90 million since opening in theaters last month. We talked with Will Packer last week about making hit movies with diverse casts, and his television project “Black America.”

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R. Kelly's Live Tour Meets Opposition In Georgia

R. Kelly's upcoming tour is quickly becoming shorter than he expected. The Office of the County Attorney for Fulton County, Ga., issued a letter to Live Nation on Thursday requesting an upcoming performance by the Grammy-winning singer at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater be canceled. Fulton County owns the 5,420-seat outdoor venue in College Park, Ga. The letter comes following a report from journalist Jim DeRogatis for BuzzFeed two weeks ago that chronicled accusations of misconduct by the singer...

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The Great American Eclipse

Rituals To Sprinkle A Little Magic Into Your Eclipse Experience

During the full moon in my small border town in Arizona, my mom and I would pack into her car, drive up towards the mountains, and hike to a boulder she called Full Moon Rock. We'd set out jars and create moon water, drink wine, eat snacks and watch the moon cast an evening shadow over our quiet two-person picnic. My mom and I were following centuries of tradition by devoting time and energy towards capturing the powers of the full moon. This week, I'll be practicing rituals focused on the...

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The 45th President

Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Flood Standards For Infrastructure Projects

President Trump's astonishing press conference on Tuesday was, ostensibly, an announcement about infrastructure. But his brief remarks on the permitting process were entirely overshadowed by his defense of attendees at a white supremacist rally, among other remarks . But the president was, in fact, announcing a new executive order with serious repercussions. Among other things, he is rolling back an Obama-era order that infrastructure projects, like roads and bridges, be designed to survive...

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The U.S. Navy has relieved the USS Fitzgerald's commander and two other senior leaders of their duties — and it's also praising the crew for saving their ship after the destroyer collided with a large Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan on June 17.

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Today's Music Minute highlights a middle Georgia blues legend who inspired a number of influential artists over the years.

You’re listening to 'Statesboro Blues' by Blind Willie McTell, who was born in Thomson, Georgia in 1898.

Saturday will be the 58th anniversary of his death in 1959.

When was the last time you used the entire container of fresh herbs you bought at the store? Never? Me too. Every time a recipe calls for 1-2 tablespoons of freshly chopped sprigs, I head to a supermarket and reach for a plastic container holding at least three times as much as I need. A few days later, I'm standing by the trashcan observing a moment of silence before I discard a plastic coffin of wasted, withered basil.

Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, was an early supporter of President Trump and often praises him. But he says he has not heard directly from Trump since the president said he was seriously considering pardoning Arpaio on a recent conviction for criminal contempt of court.

The recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., amplified an ongoing struggle in America about who experiences discrimination and to what extent. Many of the white nationalists who rallied in Charlottesville, for example, feel that white people are discriminated against as much as, or more than, minority groups.

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