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Activists Use Video To Document Police Violence

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Arthur Reed, also known as Silky Slim. He is the founder of Stop the Killing Inc., the activist group that released the footage of Alton Sterling's killing in Baton Rouge, La. They discuss the role of videos in the effort to document police violence.
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Synthetic Stingray May Lead To A Better Artificial Heart

Using gold, silicone and heart cells from a rat, scientists have made a tiny artificial stingray. The engineering involved in propelling it could help make a heart that's more than a mechanical pump.
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Police Stop Ends In Black Man's Death; Aftermath Is Live-Streamed On Facebook

The killing of Philando Castile, 32, in suburban St. Paul, Minn., is the second police shooting of a black man to gain national attention this week.
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D.C. Cabbies Wait For App Of Their Own While Uber And Its Ilk Thrive

D.C. Taxi drivers hoping to compete with Uber at the e-hailing game will have to keep waiting, as the D.C. Taxi app languishes unfinished and under-used in "public beta."

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Half A Million 'Hoverboards' Recalled Over Risk Of Fire, Explosions

Self-balancing scooters — better known as hoverboards (though they do not hover) — can spark, smoke, catch fire or explode, says the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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#LintonLies: How Zambians Are Using Social Media To Talk Back

Zambians have turned to Twitter to point out factual errors and criticize the tone in a British actress's memoir about her gap year in their country.
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Saying Goodbye To BlackBerry's Iconic Original Keyboard

BlackBerry says it's discontinuing the final model that has the traditional clickety keyboard and trackpad — darlings of government workers, business people and early episodes of House of Cards.
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Will A Slugging App Improve Commutes During SafeTrack?

Kojo explores slugging and the way it might be simplified through technology.

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Trump Tweets: A History Of Gaffes From Wife Comparisons To The 6-Point Star

Trump's "sheriff star" tweet marks another unforced error for the campaign, in what's become an almost constant stream of gaffes and blunders.
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What Comes Next For NASA After Juno? Not Much

Enjoy Juno's trip to Jupiter — after that we'll see a little gap in planetary science missions from the U.S. That's because a NASA budget crunch several years ago left fewer missions in the pipeline.

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