Russian councilman Jean Gregoire Sagbo speaks in the administration office in Novozavidovo, a village 60 miles north of Moscow, on July 20. As the first black man elected to public office in Russian history, he has been nicknamed Russia’s Obama, something he’s not too pleased about. Sergey Ponomarev/AP hide caption

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MIT researchers wore the Age Gain Now Empathy System -- a body suit and helmet -- to a grocery store to understand what struggles seniors might have while shopping. Courtesy of MIT's AgeLab hide caption

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Meet The New Guy On Air Force One

President Obama took a two-day swing through the rural Midwest this week. In many ways, it was a typical domestic trip, but for NPR's Ari Shapiro, everything was new.

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Since the January earthquake, Luxon Fanfan now operates his barbershop in Port-au-Prince, from a street corner. Here, customer Cadelis Dennis gets a haircut. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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