Episode: Saturday, July 18, 2020

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Saturday, July 18, 2020
Rep. John Lewis, whose life-long civil rights activism has inspired several generations to fight racial injustice, has died of pancreatic cancer. Also, U.S. retail sales may be up, but it doesn't mean we're in an economic recovery. And a new Trump Administration rule for reporting coronavirus data has states and hospitals scrambling.

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In this bonus episode of Up First, Rough Translation host Gregory Warner examines a holiday tradition in the Netherlands. Resolving conflict through consensus is a Dutch tradition. But how do you find compromise when it comes to racism? This episode looks at a controversial Dutch character Black Pete, and how Black Lives Matter may have helped change the holiday season in the Netherlands forever.

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The Trump administration is diverting data collection away from the CDC. Major political figures, business tycoons, and celebrities were hacked on Twitter. And finally, Mary Trump's new memoir on the family that created the 45th President.

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U.S., U.K., and Canadian intelligence agencies are warning that the Russians have been hacking into companies working to develop a coronavirus vaccine. The CDC said it would release new guidelines for school reopenings. And then it didn't. How are schools reacting? And finally, why are doctors still over-prescribing opioids?
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