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Police Shootings Of Black Men Aren't Special. And That's What's So Sad

After a week of violence and death, Youth Radio's Soraya Shockley ponders how to move forward despite the sadness and anger.
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'Hamilton' Reminds Us Of Our Country's Promise

Lin-Manuel Miranda made his final performance in the hit musical Saturday. Michel Martin reflects on what Alexander Hamilton's story can teach us after a troubling week of news.
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Week In Politics: Deadly Sniper Attack On Dallas Police

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the deadly shooting of Dallas police officers and the FBI's recommendation not to indict Hillary Clinton in the email case.
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A Longing For Lentils, Or How I Learned To Find Home Where The Daal Is

Daal, yellow, red, brown, or black, is a staple across India. It is often described, inadequately, as lentil soup. Except it's so much more. For a lifelong expat, it's an anchor in an shifting world.
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Statues Of Sports Stars Help Us Remember Them As Larger Than Life

More than statues of generals or politicians, those of athletes are remembrances of good things past, says Frank Deford.
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When I Was Diagnosed With Bipolar Disorder, People Thought I Was Cursed

She's become an activist and here's her message: Talk to us, text us, give us data. Don't just build another mental institution.
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Week In Politics: Bill Clinton, Trump On Trade

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brooking Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Bill Clinton's role in Hillary Clinton's campaign and Donald Trump's speeches on trade.
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Personality Can Change Over A Lifetime, And Usually For The Better

Psychologists have been arguing for decades over whether personality traits are real or a myth. More recent research shows that traits are real, a scientist says, and have a big effect on behavior.
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To Help A Criminal Go Straight, Help Him Change How He Thinks

More than half of prisoners released from prison are rearrested within a year. Cognitive therapy can help prisoners change the thinking that gets them in trouble, like "I'll never back down."
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Up The Amazon Without A Paddle — Or Passport, Or Visa, Or Girlfriend

We recently asked our audience to share their travel nightmares. NPR's Peter Breslow tells his own harrowing story — as a New Jersey boy who had everything go wrong on his South American expedition.

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