Things you should know today: 8/14/17


Protests, vigils around US decry white supremacist rally

People attend a rally Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Seattle. Hundreds of demonstrators and counter-protesters converged in downtown Seattle one day after violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va. (Grant Hindsley/ via AP)

Protestors held demonstrations around the country on Sunday in light of the white supremacist rally that evolved into violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A stronger Medicaid emerges from GOP health overhaul debate

Marcio Jose Sanchez
Sara Hayden keeps a daily tally of her medication intake at home Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Hayden lost her job as a data researcher because of medical problems and is now covered by Medi-Cal, as Medicaid is called in California. She has rheumatoid arthritis, and the medication she has to take to keep the disease in check cost thousands of dollars a month. The Medicaid program is a 1960s Great Society creation long criticized by conservatives. But it seems to have emerged even stronger after the Republican failure to pass health overhaul legislation.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Medicaid seems to have gained strength despite Republican attempts to pass new health care legislation.

Bruno Mars pledges $1 million to Flint, Michigan

Singer Bruno Mars announced that he would donate $1 million to Flint, Michigan water crisis relief efforts at a concert on August 12.


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