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As we struggled this week to make sense of what happened in Charlottesville, Va., some big questions bubbled up:

What lessons does history teach about white resentment in the United States? How is the experience of other countries and other times — like Germany — relevant? How are those in power reacting to President Trump's shifting response?

At least 58 people were killed by police in the Philippines this week in two raids — the first and deadliest of which was celebrated by President Rodrigo Duterte as a successful part of his brutal war on drugs.

On Tuesday, a raid in the province of Bulacon left 32 people dead, The Associated Press reports. It was the highest single-day death toll of Duterte's crackdown on the drug trade. More than 100 accused drug offenders were arrested in the province, the news service says.

On Wednesday and into Thursday, operations in the capital city of Manila killed 26 more people.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The relaunch of speed cameras in a Maryland city has stumbled after the program's vendor issued nearly $39,000 in duplicate tickets on its first day.

News outlets report the 962 people who received the duplicate tickets on July 31 will receive a letter explaining the error and have their violations forgiven, while drivers in Baltimore who only received one ticket must pay their fines.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police say a 64-year-old woman is charged with maintaining a drug property after officers found nearly 1,000 bags of heroin at a Delaware home.

SEATTLE (AP) — Manny Machado didn't think it was possible to reach the second deck of Safeco Field's left field seats.

He proved himself wrong.

"Nah, no chance," Machado said. "Just good swings. Trying to get back into my routine, doing the things I need to do and I got a good pitch to hit."

Tim Beckham hit the first pitch of the game out for his first career leadoff homer, Machado hit the sixth grand slam of his career an inning later, and the Baltimore Orioles routed the Seattle Mariners 11-3 on Monday night.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss an indictment against a former Delaware teacher facing child sex charges.

The judge on Monday rejected Joshua Rutherford's argument that the decision to prosecute him in federal court, rather than state court, violated his constitutional rights.

Rutherford, a former Smyrna High School teacher and track coach, is charged with two counts each of seeking child pornography and attempted inducement of a minor. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.

This week's True Blue Jazz Minute: good vibrations

Aug 14, 2017

The vibraphone is commonly used in jazz music, in which it often plays a featured role and was a defining element of the sound of mid-20th-century.

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