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Faced with a string of resignations from his advisory panels, President Trump has disbanded two groups he had formed to provide policy and economic guidance. He's seen here after a news conference Tuesday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Disbands 2 Business Advisory Councils After String Of Resignations

Eight executives quit President Trump's manufacturing council this week, following his controversial remarks about white supremacists and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

Doug Bergeson lies on a hospital bed at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wis., on June 25, before a doctor removed a nail from his heart. Bergeson had accidentally shot it into his heart earlier in the day while working on a new house in Peshtigo, Wis. He survived. Donna Bergeson/AP hide caption

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Aw, Shoot: Wisconsin Man Accidentally Fires Nail Gun Into Heart (But He's Fine)

Doug Bergeson was framing a fireplace when he dropped the nail gun. It shot a 3 1/2-inch nail through his chest and into his heart. "It kind of stung," said Bergeson, who drove himself to the ER.

Charlie Cox plays a lawyer by day and the costumed Daredevil by night in the Netflix superhero series The Defenders. Netflix hide caption

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In 'Defenders,' Netflix Enlists Marvel Superheroes In Quest For TV Domination

Fresh Air

Netflix's plan was to take relatively minor or underused Marvel titles and heroes, and star them in their own season-long TV series. After that, they'd feature them together in an all-star team-up.

In 'Defenders,' Netflix Enlists Marvel Superheroes In Quest For TV Domination

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and other female senators were excluded from the Senate leadership health task force this summer. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Often Missing From The Current Health Care Debate: Women's Voices

Kaiser Health News

When leaders in Washington discuss the future of American health care, women are not always in the room. Here, eight women from around the country share their personal stories, fears and hopes.

While doctors and nurses have an ethical duty to treat all patients, they are not immune to feelings of dread when it comes to patients who are hateful or belligerent. A well-known article from the 1970s spoke to this. Sally Elford/Getty Images hide caption

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After Charlottesville, A Doctor Reflects On Hateful Patients And His Own Biases

Public Radio Tulsa

Medical professionals take pride in their commitment to care for all patients. But that pride doesn't shield them from the difficult ones.

People attend the memorial service for Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday. Heyer was killed on Saturday when a man, identified by police as a neo-Nazi supporter, drove his car into a crowd of people protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'This Is Just The Beginning Of Heather's Legacy': Mourning And A Call To Action

Friends and family remembered the passion of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. "Carry Heather's spark," her mother told listeners and mourners. "Find a way to make a difference in the world."

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces a special session of the Texas Legislature on June 6. This Tuesday, that special session closed, without the passage of a so-called bathroom bill that Abbott had sought. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Texas Bathroom Bill Stymied Again As Legislature Ends Special Session

Powerful business interests and some Republicans joined Democrats and LGBT activists in opposing an effort to pass a law restricting bathroom access for transgender people.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, shakes hands with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, accompanied by Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, after they spoke at a news conference Wednesday at the start of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington, D.C. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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At NAFTA Kickoff, U.S., Mexico, And Canada Already Show Signs Of Disagreement

While ministers from Canada and Mexico praised NAFTA, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer emphasized the negative and said the deal "needs major improvement."

Baltimore city workers remove graffiti from the pedestal where a statue dedicated to Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson stood on Wednesday. The City of Baltimore removed four statues celebrating confederate heroes from city parks overnight, following the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Va. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues One Day After Voting On Issue

Workers removed four statues linked to the Confederacy, hauling away monuments that honored Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Roger B. Taney, author of the Supreme Court's Dred Scott opinion.

White nationalist Richard Spencer speaks to members of the media in his office space Monday in Alexandria, Va., just days after three people died amid violence at rallies Spencer attended in Charlottesville, Va. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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University Of Florida Denies Richard Spencer Event, Citing 'Likelihood Of Violence'

The school's president said Wednesday it supports free speech. But after the violence in Charlottesville, Va., he said the white nationalist's request to speak prompted "serious concerns for safety."

President Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump And Russia: Lots Of Talk, But Critics Say There's No Clear Strategy

For all the talk about President Trump and Russia, he has yet to lay out a grand plan on dealing with Moscow. The Russia probes are an obstacle to cooperation. And he has resisted confrontation.

Trump And Russia: Lots Of Talk, But Critics Say There's No Clear Strategy

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Yuliana Rocha Zamarripa's workers' comp claim for a serious knee injury at work prompted her arrest. She was shuffled from county to immigration jails for a year and blames the sexual abuse of her daughter on her inability to protect her at home. Scott McIntyre for ProPublica hide caption

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They Got Hurt At Work — Then They Got Deported


A joint investigation by NPR and ProPublica shows how a loophole in Florida law has led to the arrest and even deportation of undocumented immigrants after they suffer legitimate injuries on the job.

The Department of Justice has issued a warrant for a web hosting company to turn over all records related to the website of #DisruptJ20, a group that organized actions to disrupt President Trump's inauguration in January. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists

Legal experts called the government's demand for information unusually broad. DreamHost says the warrant would require it to hand over logs of 1.3 million visits to its customer's website.

Steve Hirsch boasts that the fire department in tiny Hoxie, Kan., is fully staffed. But, Hirsch says, if you get in a wreck on a rural stretch of highway nearby, another department may not be. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Fighting Fires For Free, Aging Volunteers Struggle To Recruit The Next Generation

KCUR 89.3

If you get in a car accident on a rural stretch of highway in Kansas, one volunteer firefighter says, you'd better hope it happens near a county with a well-equipped fire department.