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Portland — A Tale Of Two Cities

In every city, there are many cities, many different versions of a place. Portland takes that multiplicity to a different level. There's the city that some residents praise as a kind of eden: full of bike paths, independent small businesses, great public transportation and abundant microbreweries and coffee shops. And then there's the city where whole stretches of busy road are missing sidewalks. It's the city where some longtime African American residents feel as if decades of institutional racism still have not been fully addressed. In this episode of SOTRU, we spend time in both Portlands.

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Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back

PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill joins All Things Considered from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to discuss her 2009 book The Breakthrough. Ifill is re-examining the book's conclusions about black political leadership as President Obama prepares to leave office.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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LIVE BLOG: President Obama To Headline Third Night Of DNC

As the third day opened, Bernie Sanders supporters demanded a roll call to nominate Tim Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. Kaine was eventually nominated by acclamation.
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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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