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‘Crops aren’t moving. There’s no market’: Why so many family farms are facing bankruptcy

Annie Gowen explains how the trade war is impacting American farmers. Joy Sharon Yi on one woman’s unseen losses after the Charleston, S.C., shooting. And Drew Harwell on the shutdown of a site that’s become a refuge for racists and extremists.
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Farm bankruptcies rise as Trump’s trade war grinds on
Hundreds of farmers around the country are grappling with rising debt, dismal commodity prices and the fallout of President Trump’s ongoing trade wars. 

Dairy farmers have felt the brunt of this tough time, acutely affected by changing consumer tastes and the trade wars with China, Canada and Mexico. National correspondent Annie Gowen followed one family on the brink of bankruptcy. 

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Life after surviving the Charleston shooting 
Felicia Sanders survived the 2015 shooting at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church, when white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine members of her midweek prayer group, including her son and aunt.

But in the aftermath, instead of finding support and comfort in her community, she grappled with another unexpected loss, says video producer Joy Sharon Yi – her connection to the church that had shaped her life. 

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What it takes to shut down a ‘cesspool of hate’
San Francisco-based Web company Cloudflare announced on Sunday that it would no longer provide services to website 8chan, a move that effectively kicked the site off the Internet. 

8chan is notorious for hosting message boards where the perpetrators of mass shootings have posted manifestos before attacks. ReporterDrew Harwell says that although the site is still down, that may not be enough to stop the spread of hate on the Internet.

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