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The Obamas And The White House's Slave Legacy

July 26
Leah Donnella / NPR

The Obamas have repeatedly used their platform to remind the public that the White House was built by slaves. Of course, not everyone is enthralled, or even convinced that this history is real.

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French Army Asks Citizens To Enlist — But No Muslim Headscarves, Please.

July 26
Daniel Estrin / NPR

Two sisters, devout Muslims and French patriots, wanted to help the military in the wake of a terrorist attack. They were told they had to remove their headscarves. So what did they do?

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A Sniff Test For Alzheimer's Checks For The Ability To Identify Odors

July 26
Jon Hamilton / NPR

New research suggests it may be possible to spot people in the early stages of Alzheimer's by testing their ability to recognize fragrances. The goal is a quick and inexpensive screening test.

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Judge Drops Charges Against Anti-Abortion Activists Behind Covert Recordings

July 26
Camila Domonoske / NPR

A Texas judge has dismissed felony charges against two people who concealed their identities and tried to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.

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Disturbing Images Of Juvenile Prisoners Being Abused In Australia

July 26
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

Australia's prime minister asked for an investigation into how teenage prisoners are treated after a national news program broadcast video of young people hooded and shackled.

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Who Is Delrawn Small? Why Some Police Shootings Get Little Media Attention

July 26
Karen Grigsby Bates / NPR

Some police shooting victims like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile become national symbols. Their faces are splashed across the media, and their names become hashtags. So why are others forgotten?

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'First Dude'? Why Bill Clinton Could Make A Powerful First Spouse

July 26
Mara Liasson / NPR

For Bill Clinton, a return to the White House could look much like his life does now as a former president.

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FBI Investigates Possible Russian Connection To Leaked DNC Emails

July 26
Rebecca Hersher / NPR

Hackers tied to two Russian intelligence agencies breached DNC computers in May, but whether the same hackers turned over thousands of emails to WikiLeaks is still under investigation.

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Suicide Bombings In Somalia's Capital Kill 13 Near Peacekeeping Base

July 26
Camila Domonoske / NPR

Car bombs detonated at checkpoints near the entrance to one of the African Union bases in Mogadishu, killed more than a dozen people. The base is used by the Union's peacekeeping troops.

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Mikulski, Lewis To Nominate Clinton; Sanders Could Play A Role

July 26
Danielle Kurtzleben / NPR

Mikulski and Lewis have both broken down political barriers in their own ways, and now they will help Clinton become the first female major-party nominee