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Milwaukee Sikhs Remember Shooting Victims

In the aftermath of Sunday's shooting at a suburban Milwaukee temple, the Sikh community in Wisconsin is expressing shock and sadness. It's also asking for greater religious tolerance.
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For July, Romney Fundraising Outpaces Obama Yet Again

Republican Mitt Romney's overall take for July was $101.3 million, compared with $75 million for President Obama's re-election effort.
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Boxer Claressa Shields,17, Reaches Olympic Semifinal, Where A Medal Awaits

U.S. Olympic boxer Claressa Shields, the teenager whose dream of being in the first crop of Olympic women boxers led her to tell her story to NPR back in February, will fight for a medal in London. A native of Flint, Mich., Shields, 17, won her first fight and reached Thursday's semifinal round.
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Sikhs No Stranger To Violence In Recent Years

The weekend shooting at a Wisconsin temple is just the latest incident members of the Sikh religion have faced in the U.S., especially since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In many of those incidents, Sikhs have been mistakenly identified – and occasionally targeted – as Muslims.
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Reaping What They Sew In Helena, Mont.

A sewing group makes soft necessities such as quilts and pillowcases to help abused women and children start new lives.
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Three Ways Lucille Ball Ruled When She Played With Food

Lucille Ball was never funnier than when she was playing with her food. In honor of her 101 birthday, which would have been today, we share three of our favorite food clips from "I Love Lucy."
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Men Convicted In Infamous 1984 D.C. Murder Lose Bid To Overturn Judgments

The brutal killing of Catherine Fuller was one of the most notorious crimes of the mid-80s in the nation's capital. The seven men who were convicted claim they were railroaded. A judge, though, says the evidence of their guilt is "overwhelming."
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Oak Creek Tragedy Puts Sikh Community In Spotlight

NPR's counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston shares emerging details about the shooting Sunday at the Sikh place of worship in Oak Creek, Wis. Navdeep Singh, of the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, explains the history, practices and misconceptions surrounding Sikhism.

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