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Khizr Khan Says His Faith In America Is Stronger Than Ever

The Gold Star father who made headlines last year after he spoke at the Democratic National Convention has a new memoir, An American Family, about growing up in Pakistan and coming to America.

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Cantiga - Instrumental Gabriel Garzon-Montano
coctail on the seaside Kazam

The foods on the left contain naturally occurring fibers that are intrinsic in plants. The foods on the right contain isolated fibers, such as chicory root, which are extracted and added to processed foods. The FDA will determine whether added fibers can count as dietary fiber on Nutrition Facts labels. Carolyn Rogers/NPR hide caption

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The FDA Will Decide If These 26 Ingredients Count As Fiber

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In Memory Training Smackdown, One Method Dominates

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Lindsay Cristides, a master's student in oceanography at Texas A&M University, anchors a research vessel in the Houston Ship Channel before taking samples of sediment left behind by Hurricane Harvey floods. The samples will be tested for contaminants including heavy metals. Rebecca Hersher/NPR hide caption

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Digging In The Mud To See What Toxic Substances Were Spread By Hurricane Harvey

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'Imi au la 'Oe [Instrumental] Keola Beamer
Pacific Theme Broken Social Scene
Broken Madlib, Freddie Gibbs et. al.
Showdown - Instrumental Slowy
Short Story Niklas Aman
Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime [Exclusive Recording] Beck

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China Shuts Down Tens Of Thousands Of Factories In Unprecedented Pollution Crackdown

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Mark of the Unnamed The Budos Band
Bucle Tomas Gubbins
Timbarma Ali Farka Touré
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Japanese Prime Minister and ruling party president Shinzo Abe smiles after the general election Sunday in Tokyo in which his ruling party won a clear majority. The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images hide caption

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Japan's Prime Minister Isn't Popular, But His Coalition Won A Supermajority

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Show Me Where It Hurts Jukebox the Ghost
Sunsets Axian