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Fast-Track Program: Kenyan Runners Join U.S. Army — And Olympic Team

A U.S. Army program allows elite athletes to join the military and train in their sport. Four Kenyan distance runners in the U.S. military quickly became citizens and will represent America in Rio.
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They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

For those eyeing city life, the trick to paying reasonable rent might mean downsizing — really downsizing. Developers of micro apartments says they offer affordability and a sense of community.
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Post Republican Convention Wrap-Up: Did The Party Make Progress On Unity?

The Republican National Convention wrapped up on Thursday. Ron Elving was there, and tells NPR's Scott Simon about the ups and downs of the four day meeting.
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Hillary Clinton Picks Her VP Nominee: Who Is Tim Kaine?

Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia SenatorTim Kaine to be her running mate, completing the democratic presidential ticket.
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Is This Really The Nastiest Election Season? Or Just Politics As Usual?

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to trivia expert AJ Jacobs about political conventions gone sour and unpopular candidates over the decades in U.S. politics.
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Helping Transgender People Find Their Voice

Speech therapist Wendy Chase helps transgender people make their voices sound like their gender identity. She says how people communicate affects how they are perceived.
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Baltimore Prosecutors Face Pressure After No Officer Convictions In Freddie Gray Case

So far, prosecutors failed to convict four of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray last year. Scott Simon talks to Jennifer Ludden about the challenges of the case.
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The Latest On Baton Rouge: A City In Healing

As Baton Rouge prepares to bury the second of two officers killed in a targeted attack, the city gathers to reflect on the violence.
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Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.
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Casting Doubt On U.S. Commitment To Mutual Defense, Donald Trump Unsettles NATO Allies

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the New York Times that a Trump administration wouldn't defend NATO allies unless they had "fulfilled their obligations" to the U.S.

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