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- Where Tim Kaine And Hillary Clinton Stand On Key Issues
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's running mate. The two agree on how government should tackle abortion and gun control, but disagree on the authorization of military force.
- Fast-Track Program: Kenyan Runners Join U.S. Army â€” 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.
- #NPRreads: Four Great Reads Worth Going Out Of Your Way For
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
- 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.
- 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.
- MPAA Argues Ban On Smoking In Movies Defies First Amendment
Should a child going to a G-rated movie be exposed to characters smoking on screen? The MPAA is defending itself from a lawsuit about that. NPR' Scott Simon speaks with film historian David Thomson.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 â€” really downsizing. Developers of micro apartments says they offer affordability and a sense of community.
- 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.
- U.S. Army Is Sending Soldiers To Compete In Rio Summer 2016 Olympics
The group of soldiers are headed to Brazil, but they're not going there to guard the athletes. The Army has a detachment to groom Olympic athletes, a number of whom only recently became U.S. citizens.
- 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.
- After A Dramatic Non-Endorsement, What Does Ted Cruz's Political Future Hold?
The RNC might be over but the week's events are still fresh in people's minds, especially the reaction to Sen. Cruz's speech. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Texas Republican Delegate Ken Cope.
- A Bizarre Travel Nightmare Ends Up Back On Track
In the third installment of our summer series Travel Nightmares. Anne Fleury from Milwaukee tells us about the time she leaped from one train to another.