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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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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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Ameera, 6, walks with assistance at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. She is recovering from a gunshot wound when she was caught in a firefight between American and Afghan soldiers and Taliban insurgents. Senior Airman Robert Dantzler/U.S. Air Force hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Ameera, 6-Year-Old Afghan, Prepares To Walk Out Of U.S. Military Hospital

Nurses and physicians say it will be bittersweet when Ameera, who was shot during a firefight in Afghanistan, is discharged. "She's very near and dear to all of our hearts," says the orthopedic surgeon who saved her leg.

Ameera, A 6-Year-Old Afghan, Prepares To Walk Out Of U.S. Military Hospital

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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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Music Interviews

Soul Singer Sharon Jones: 'The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform'

Fresh Air

In 2013, the energetic lead singer for The Dap-Kings was forced to take a hiatus from the band after she was diagnosed with cancer. The documentary Miss Sharon Jones! follows her musical comeback.

Soul Singer Sharon Jones: 'The Cancer Is Here, But I Want To Perform'

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Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

Fresh Air

Donald Trump's promise to be the "law-and-order" candidate revived a slogan often associated with Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. Linguist Geoff Nunberg discusses the term's racial underpinings

Is Trump's Call For 'Law And Order' A Coded Racial Message?

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The Salt

These Old-Timey Philly Candies Offer A Taste Of Politics Past

WHYY

Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.

Scientists using a high-resolution X-ray technique found that this bone belonging to a hominin, an ancient, extinct relative of modern humans, has a malignant tumor. Patrick Randolph-Quinney (UCLan) hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Ancient Bone Shows Evidence Of Cancer In Human Ancestor

At about 1.6 million years old, the bone is the oldest known example of a malignant tumor in a human ancestor, and reinforces what scientists already knew: that cancer isn't a modern scourge.