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Commentary

Stories In Stitches: Lessons From Political Convention Fashion

Tried-and-true red, white and blue stood out these last two weeks. Here are some looks that also tell a story about the parties and the people who sported them.

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The Salt

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.

Environment

Stand At The Edge Of Geologic Time

Transport yourself to Rocky Mountain National Park, with all its sights and sounds, in this immersive geology lesson.

Crawley has been around since Roman times, but it grew substantially after the Second World War to absorb people from bombed-out parts of London, some 30 miles north. Its St. John's Church was constructed in the 13th century. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

In A British Town Full Of EU Workers, Brexit Vote Brings Uncertainty

Crawley, which voted to leave the EU, has attracted many workers from EU countries seeking jobs at nearby Gatwick Airport. "We just want it to go back to the way it was before," says a resident.

The 307-foot tower at the University of Texas at Austin was the site of mass murder 50 years ago Sunday. Harry Cabluck/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

KERA

Trying to prevent gun violence by tying it to mental health legislation began in 1966 when a young gunman killed 16 people in Austin, Texas. But some believe the approach is misguided.

Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

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StoryCorps

For Dad And Daughter Fighting Breast Cancer, Grit Runs In The Family

Arnaldo Silva and his daughter Vanessa supported each other through chemotherapy treatments several years ago. Now, they are facing another fight.

For Dad And Daughter Fighting Breast Cancer, Grit Runs In The Family

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Russia recently introduced a new frigate, the Admiral Grigorovich, and invited journalists on board at the Russian base in Sevastopol, Crimea. While the Russians have had a naval base in Sevastopol since the 18th century, Russia's seizure of the entire Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 has heightened tensions with NATO. Corey Flintoff/NPR hide caption

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Parallels - World News

The View From A Russian Frigate In Crimea

Russia recently introduced a new warship in the Black Sea, an area of heightened tension since Russia's seizure of Crimea two years ago. NPR's Corey Flintoff was invited onboard.

The View From A Russian Frigate In Crimea

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After years of tinkering, Bicep are finally releasing a remix of Blaze's "Lovelee Dae." Sebastian Matthes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks Of July

It's Friday: Ring in the weekend with the six best electronic dance jams we heard this month.

Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks Of July

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