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The 1988 Carter High School football team won that year's Texas state championship. Filmmaker Adam Hootnick says, "For a lot of people, that's the top." Courtesy of ESPN Films hide caption

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'What Carter Lost' Tells The True Story Of 'Friday Night Lights' Football Rivals

Carter High School is really an afterthought in Friday Night Lights — the thug-like football team that stole the state title. A new film follows Carter's rise to the top, and its fall from grace.

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Red Trampique
Uno Madlib

President Trump speaks with newly sworn-in White House chief of staff John Kelly at the White House on July 31. Kelly is one of four former generals who were appointed to top administration positions. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Donald Trump Likes To Surround Himself With Generals

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Kerala Bonobo
7th Sevens Bonobo

On Stone Mountain near Atlanta, a carving depicts Civil War Confederate figures Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Civil Rights Activist Argues To Keep Confederate Monuments

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Suat Keceli, left, a retired stockroom worker, and his barber Yasar Ayhan pose in Ayhan's barber shop in Kasimpasa, the Istanbul neighborhood where President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan grew up. Keceli is a conservative Muslim who kept his daughter out of school when headscarves were banned in the classroom. Gokce Saracoglu/NPR hide caption

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In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall

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Acquittement Issa Hassan
La joie de Roushen Issa Hassan
Shores Soda Island and Avionics

Hervé Zarka uses a tool called a simoussi to rake up salt in his marshland on the island of Noirmoutier in France. He says there are many minerals in natural sea salt, such as magnesium and potassium, that aren't in industrial salt. Eleanor Beardsley/NPR hide caption

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Harvesting Salt By Hand Is Making A Comeback In France

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My Dear Corduroi

The 1988 Carter High School football team won that year's Texas state championship. Filmmaker Adam Hootnick says, "For a lot of people, that's the top." Courtesy of ESPN Films hide caption

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'What Carter Lost' Tells The True Story Of 'Friday Night Lights' Football Rivals

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Your Hand In Mine Explosions in the Sky
Memorial Explosions in the Sky
The Mountain Seed Those Who Ride with Giants
The Tired Road to Hope & Peace Those Who Ride with Giants
Listen to Me, My J. Post Jazz Mistress
Los Angeles Astronautica
PNW Astronautica

Ten Chinese and Russian companies as well as six individuals are targeted by a new round of U.S. sanctions aimed at curbing Pyongyang's weapons program. This follows a round of U.N. sanctions. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Unveils Sanctions To Curb North Korea's Weapons Program

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Dark Lights Mouse On The Keys
Elegie Mouse On The Keys
Giant Henge Javier Vercher/Ferenc Nemeth

White nationalist Richard Spencer's free speech fight against Google, Facebook and other tech companies has some unlikely support from the left. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Unlikely Allies Join Fight To Protect Free Speech On The Internet

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Deep Sleep Devo

Across the state of Maine, the number of prescriptions for painkillers is dropping. But some patients who have chronic pain say they need high doses of the medication to be able to function. Fanatic Studio/Getty Images hide caption

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Intent On Reversing Its Opioid Epidemic, A State Limits Prescriptions

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