July 2, 2019: Trump's July 4th Event; Escalating Violence Against Trans Community

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Two Army tanks have reportedly arrived in Washington, D.C., where they'll be part of President Trump's "Salute to America" event. But the White House faces criticism over the event's high cost and the potential damage to the National Mall. NPR's Tamara Keith has the story. Also, at least 11 transgender people have been fatally shot or killed by other violent means so far this year, according to The Human Rights Campaign. The organization has labeled the trend a "growing epidemic." We talk with Mateo De La Torre, a racial and economic justice policy advocate at the National Center for Transgender Equality. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's July 2, 2019 full broadcast. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on July 2, 2019.


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