Turkish Land Forces commander Salih Zeki Colak (right), naval commander Admiral Bulent Bostanoglu (second right) and air force commander Abidin Unal (left) attend a funeral in Ankara on July 18 for police officers killed during the failed July 15 coup attempt. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Failed Coup, How Will Turkey's Military Cope With All Its Challenges?

The Turkish armed forces have long been a point of national pride. Turks are glad last week's coup attempt failed, but are now left with a demoralized, weakened force at a time of critical challenges.

After Failed Coup, How Will Turkey's Military Cope With All Its Challenges?

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LISTEN: Violent Femmes Play The Newport Folk Festival

The off-again, on-again rock band from Milwaukee, Wis., built a careening, playful set around mainstays like "Blister In The Sun" and new songs like "I Could Be Anything."

Violent Femmes, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2016

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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 — really downsizing. Developers of micro apartments says they offer affordability and a sense of community.

They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

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French flags are seen lowered at half-staff in Nice on July 16. The truck attack on July 14 killed 84 people. "I felt coming to celebrate on holiday and people are in mourning didn't seem right," one vacationer says. "But I'm glad I came." Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Nice, Residents And Tourists Struggle To Adjust After Attack

After last week's truck attack, "We're lost," says one resident. "We just don't know how to deal with it. We're living in endless doubt."

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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.

Helping Transgender People Find Their Voice

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Author Interviews

In Dave Eggers' Latest, A Mother Moves Her Kids To The Alaskan Frontier

Alaska's a state that's "not too precious about itself," Eggers says. In Heroes of the Frontier, he follows an out-of-work dentist as she moves her small family to an unfamiliar home.

In Dave Eggers' Latest, A Mother Moves Her Kids To The Alaskan 'Frontier'

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Nearly 40 Years Later, It's Still Exciting To Watch Descendents Live

Milo Aukerman and Bill Stevenson are still making punk music as Descendents. NPR's Scott Simon spoke to the band about growing up, getting old, and making music about each other.

Nearly 40 Years Later, It's Still Exciting To Watch Descendents Live

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Two members of the U.S. Army lead the pack in the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials earlier this month in Eugene, Ore. Shadrack Kipchirchir (right), did not make the team in the 5,000, but did qualify in the 10,000. Paul Chelimo (second from right), qualifed in the 5,000. Tom Banse/Northwest News Network hide caption

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Fast-Track Program: Kenyan Runners Join U.S. Army — And Olympic Team

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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.

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A Cast With Down Syndrome Brings Fresh Reality To Reality TV

With the Emmy-nominated Born this Way poised to begin its second season July 26, the cast, co-creator and fans explain why the show has become such a hit.

A Cast With Down Syndrome Brings Fresh Reality To Reality TV

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Miami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika Cases

Health officials think two people in Miami may have contracted the virus from local mosquitoes. So they're spraying pesticide to help stop the virus from spreading into Florida's mosquito population.

Miami Steps Up Mosquito Control Efforts After Suspected Zika Cases

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Kidlington is home to a number of 17th century cottages near its medieval church. This is the most historic part of the village, but it's not where the tourists went. Instead, tour buses dropped them off in a residential area built in the 1960s and 1970s. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Why Did Busloads Of Asian Tourists Suddenly Arrive In This English Village?

Residents of Kidlington awoke one morning to find hundreds of foreign tourists snapping photos on their front lawns. For six weeks, the visitors continued to come by the busload. Then they vanished.