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Simon Says

'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

NPR's Scott Simon looks back at the history of the slogan, "America First," which goes back to the 1940s, and has both bipartisan and anti-Semitic roots.

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

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.

Author Interviews

In Dave Eggers' Latest, A Mother Moves Her Kids To The Alaskan 'Frontier'

Alaska's a state that's "not too precious about itself," Eggers says. In Heroes of the Frontier, he follows an out-of-work dentist as she moves her small family to an unfamiliar home.

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'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

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America the Beautiful Charlie Haden, Brian Blade et. al.
This Is Not America Charlie Haden & The Liberation Music Orchestra

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They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

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Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Pts. 4-6: Thunder, Light

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Helping Transgender People Find Their Voice

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

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(When Your Heart's on Fire) Smoke Gets in Your Eyes Artie Shaw

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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After Failed Coup, How Will Turkey's Military Cope With All Its Challenges?

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Serenade for the Renegade Esbjörn Svensson Trio
Bound for the Beauty of the South Esbjörn Svensson Trio

Two members of the U.S. Army lead the pack in the 5,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials earlier this month in Eugene, Ore. Shadrack Kipchirchir (right), did not make the team in the 5,000, but did qualify in the 10,000. Paul Chelimo (second from right), qualifed in the 5,000. Tom Banse/Northwest News Network hide caption

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Fast-Track Program: Kenyan Runners Join U.S. Army — And Olympic Team

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Corvair Avi Bortnick
Stars of New York Look Park
We Want Groove Rock Candy Funk Party

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The Uppermost Aristocracy of the Hoverfly Society

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Nearly 40 Years Later, It's Still Exciting To Watch Descendents Live

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Beyond the Music Descendents
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