When President Barack Obama disembarked from Air Force One at Hangzhou Xioshan International Airport in China Saturday, he did so without using Chinese stairs — because none were provided. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Southside With You': Meet The Actors Who Portray Barack And Michelle Obama

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Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers in Southside With You. Pat Scola/Courtesy of Miramax and Roadside Attractions hide caption

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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

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In a country where the share of multiracial children has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years, it's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me. Jeannie Phan for NPR hide caption

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Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, help to unload supplies for flood victims during a tour of the flood damaged area in Gonzales, La., Friday. Max Becherer/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during the final day of the Republican National Convention, July 21, in Cleveland. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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Hear A Related Story From Don Gonyea On The Campaign Trail

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President Obama speaks to the media after a meeting with Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon on Thursday in Arlington, Va. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama slammed Republican nominee Donald Trump as "unfit" and "woefully unprepared" to be president during a news conference with Singapore's prime minister at the White House on Tuesday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Obama speaks in Dallas in 2013 about the technical problems that affected the initial rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Now, citing the law's success, he is urging Congress to expand the insurance offerings. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama and Hillary Clinton walk off Air Force One in Charlotte, N.C., to attend a Clinton campaign event. The costs of that flight will be repaid by the Democratic National Committee. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama (L) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) both responded to Donald Trump's comments on terrorism and gun control on Tuesday. (L) Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images and (R) Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) hide caption

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Hillary Clinton smiles at the crowd at the start of her remarks during a primary night rally Brooklyn, N.Y. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Hillary Clinton Speaks To NPR About President Obama's Endorsement

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