Micah Johnson, who authorities have identified as the shooter who killed five law enforcement officers in Dallas on July 7 during a protest over recent fatal police shootings of black men. AP hide caption

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(Left) A reporter waits backstage at the Wells Fargo Center. (Center) Vincent Evans, a delegate from Florida, watches first lady Michelle Obama give her speech. (Right) Guy Fawkes masks are lined up to be sold at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, just outside the arena. Gabriella Demczuk for NPR hide caption

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LaVon Bracy, 67, of Florida

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For Venezuela's 'Millionaire' Contestants, Winnings Amount To A Few Bucks

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Save the Children says the bombed maternity hospital it supports in the rebel-held Syrian province of Idlib served some 1,300 women and children a month. Save the Children hide caption

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Federal Appeals Court Throws Out North Carolina's Voter ID Law

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Florida Officials Trace Zika To Local Mosquitoes In 4 Recent Cases

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Week In Politics: The Democratic National Convention

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New 'Merchant Of Venice' Recasts Shylock As A Sympathetic Everyman

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Indie Bookseller Recommends 3 Vacation Reads

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