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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Parallels - World News

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.

Tami Sagher (left), Gillian Jacobs, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Gethard and Kate Micucci star in Don't Think Twice, about a improv troupe called The Commune. Jon Pack/The Film Arcade hide caption

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Movie Interviews

How Mike Birbiglia Applies 'Yes, And ...' To Improv And Beyond

The comedian's new film follows a fictional New York improv troupe. Don't Think Twice explores the tension between personal ambition and being an "endlessly generous" team player.

(Left) Pro-Donald Trump buttons for sale on the street in Cleveland. (Center) A large screen truck with a photo of President Ronald Reagan can be seen through a crowd as it is stopped at a light. (Right) Supporters listen to speakers at a pro-Trump rally on Tuesday. Gabriella Demczuk for NPR hide caption

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True Believers, Protesters And Trump: Scenes From Cleveland

Calls to "Make America Great Again" rang through the Republican National Convention while anti-Donald Trump protesters tried to challenge the rhetoric. This is what it looked like.

Larry Smart, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a fogger to spray pesticide to kill mosquitoes in an effort to stop a possible Zika outbreak in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

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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Leslie Jones poses backstage during the Sony Pictures Entertainment presentation at CinemaCon 2016, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at Caesars Palace on April 12, 2016, in Las Vegas. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Code Switch

Turns Out, Fighting Fat Shaming And Racist Trolls Is Also A Ghostbuster's Job

Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones quit Twitter this week after getting her fill of racist and sexist trolls. But, as the saying goes, every goodbye is not gone.

A car drives by a Switch data center in Las Vegas on Sept. 9, 2015. In 2013, data centers consumed 2 percent of all U.S. power — triple what they used in 2000. John Locher/AP hide caption

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All Tech Considered

Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

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Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

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Gabriel Pendas (left) protests outside the North Miami police department on Thursday. The department held a press conference about the police shooting of an unarmed, black behavioral therapist helping an autistic patient in Miami. Zachary Fagenson/Reuters hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

North Miami Officer Was Aiming At Man With Autism, Union Chief Says

"This is not a case of a rogue cop; this is not a case of police abuse," the head of the Dade County police union said, adding that the officer who shot Charles Kinsey is praying for his recovery.

Born This Way is produced by Jonathan Murray, the co-creator of MTV's Real World. Above, cast members Cristina Sanz (left), Rachel Osterbach, Steven Clark and Sean McElwee (top). Adam Taylor/A&E hide caption

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Shots - Health News

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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Runners compete in the marathon at the 2012 Paralympics in London. The International Paralympic Committee said Friday it is investigating reports of widespraed doping among Russia's disabled athletes and is considering banning the entire Russian team from the Paralympics in Brazil in September. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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The Torch

Now Russia's Paralympic Athletes May Be Banned Amid Signs Of Doping

The Paralympic Committee said it's investigating 35 "disappearing positive samples" among Russian athletes with disabilities. The committee plans to announce by Aug. 1 whether it will ban Russia.

This chart shows relative Google Search interest in the term "white people" in the United States — weekly interest compared with the period of highest interest since 2004. It does not represent overall Google Search traffic, or searches for this term versus all searches. Alyson Hurt/NPR hide caption

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The Ups And Downs Of Google Searches For 'White People'

More people have been Googling the term "white people" recently, perhaps prompted by this election cycle's racial issues. But we're trying to figure out a couple other spikes over time.

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The Salt

Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.