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For Dad And Daughter Fighting Breast Cancer, Grit Runs In The Family

Arnaldo Silva and his daughter Vanessa supported each other through chemotherapy treatments several years ago. Now, they are facing another fight.
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The Labor Secretary On Trade, Jobs And What Democrats Offer Voters

As the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention gets underway, NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
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Have We Learned The Wrong Lessons From The Iraq War?

Nussaibah Younis, Atlantic Council senior fellow, says the idea of intervening in Syria has been affected by memories of U.S. intervention in Iraq — and not necessarily for the better.
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As Obama Prepares To Bid Farewell, Democrats Are Left With A Thin Bench

State Rep. Stacey Abrams, the House minority leader for the Georgia State Assembly, talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about Democrats' failure to win state legislative races during President Obama's tenure.
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She's Been To 16 Democratic Conventions. Now, She Gets To See A Dream Fulfilled

Hillary Clinton has made history as the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Democrat Roz Wyman, 85, is now at her 16th national convention, and she reflects on what the milestone means.
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Fresh Air Weekend: Comic Mike Birbiglia; 'Zero Day'; 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel

Birbiglia discusses his new film, Don't Think Twice. John Powers reviews Zero Days, a documentary about computer malware. Veep's David Mandel talks about the current season of the show.
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To Save A Failing Student, This Dean Offered Not Just Help — But 'Family'

Jim Saint Germain was kicked out of his home when he was 14 and was close to losing much more. That was when his school dean, Carlos Walton, stepped in. He lent his home to the boy, and gave his love.
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46 Stops: On 'The Driving Life And Death Of Philando Castile'

Gene Demby talks with NPR's Cheryl Corley and Eyder Peralta, who reported on Philando Castile's encounters with local police — 46 of them — before he was killed during a traffic stop.
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Can Big Data Help Head Off Police Misconduct?

An officer who has been under stress after responding to cases of domestic abuse or suicide may be at higher risk of a negative interaction with the public, a data scientist says.
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For Brother Of Baton Rouge Shooting Victim, A Devastating Loss

Montrell Jackson was one of the three police officers killed in Sunday's shooting in Baton Rouge, La. His brother Kedrick Pitts speaks with NPR's Michel Martin, remembering him as his "best friend."

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