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Sharon Litton of Shreveport, La., is baptized by immersion in the Jordan River, where Jesus is said to have been baptized. Such baptisms are a staple of evangelical tours of Israel. Courtesy of Randy Litton hide caption

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As U.S. Jews Cool To Israel, Evangelicals Flock There As Tourists

Evangelicals are emerging as the most reliable U.S. supporters of the Israeli government and the fastest growing segment of the Israeli tourism market.

As U.S. Jews Cool To Israel, Evangelicals Flock There As Tourists

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Cancer patients receive chemotherapy treatment at Roshana Cancer Center, a private clinic in western Tehran. Marjan Yazdi for NPR hide caption

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Iran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around

Shortages affecting hospitals and clinics are a perilous example of an economic crisis that has worsened since the U.S. imposed economic and financial penalties on the country.

Iran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around

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Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Walsh, a former Illinois congressman, says he'll challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020. The Tea Party favorite argues that Trump is unfit for the White House. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Former Congressman And Talk Radio Host Joe Walsh Announces Trump Primary Challenge

Walsh supported Trump during his 2016 campaign but of late has offered a bitter critique of the president, calling him a liar, bully and unfit for office. Walsh has also attacked Trump from the right.

The Cody Firearms Museum in Wyoming recently reopened after an extensive renovation that included bringing a more educational approach to guns and gun culture. Kamila Kudelska/Wyoming Public Radio hide caption

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Firearms Museum Focuses On Gun Safety, History And Culture

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The Cody Firearms Museum in northwest Wyoming just got a makeover. It's moved away from being a monument to guns and toward being an educational space.

Firearms Museum Focuses On Gun Safety, History And Culture

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The new animated short Hair Love follows the story of an African American father trying to do his daughter's hair. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation hide caption

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'Hair Love' Uses Animation To Bring A Story Of Natural Hair In Black Families To Life

Conceived and directed by Matthew Cherry, it follows the story of an African American father — Stephen — and his daughter, Zuri. Stephen is trying to learn how to do Zuri's glorious natural hair.

'Hair Love' Uses Animation To Bring A Story Of Natural Hair In Black Families To Life

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All the portraits hanging on the wall inside the Louis Bornstein Family Amphitheater at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on June 12, 2018 were of men, nearly all white. The portraits have since been removed. Pat Greenhouse/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Academic Science Rethinks All-Too-White 'Dude Walls' Of Honor

Historic portraits of revered scientists and doctors can be found all over medical schools and universities — and, as it happens, most feature white men. Some say this sends the wrong message.

Academic Science Rethinks All-Too-White 'Dude Walls' Of Honor

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"I just feel like that kind of just followed me all throughout my life. I've always kind of been slept on a bit," Ari Lennox says. Laura Beltran Villamizar/NPR hide caption

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Ari Lennox Has Always Felt Slept On. That's What Motivates Her.

Lennox became the first female signee to J. Cole's Dreamville label in 2015. Now, with the release of her debut album, Shea Butter Baby, fans are showing up for her soulful sound and storytelling.

Ari Lennox Has Always Felt Slept On. That's What Motivates Her.

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The Instrument of Hope is lacquered in black except for the shiny brass parts, which are clear lacquered. They include the lead pipe, which is made from bullets set end to end and drilled out so that air can flow through to make it a playable instrument. The tops of the three buttons are made of the sawn-off casing end caps or rims. Matt Mckay/Publicis North America hide caption

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A Trumpet Made Of Bullets And The Kids Who Inspired It Take Hope Around The Country

The Instrument of Hope, a trumpet made partly of bullets and inspired by the survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., mass shooting, is touring the country to promote healing.

A Trumpet Made Of Bullets And The Kids Who Inspired It Take Hope Around The Country

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"The filibuster has been used as a weapon to just have the Senate do nothing," former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told NPR. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call hide caption

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To Forward Progressive Agenda, Harry Reid Says The Filibuster Must Go

Even in retirement, the former Senate majority leader is calling to change the rules. Reid tells NPR the filibuster is obstructing the Senate from tackling big issues like climate change and gun laws.

To Forward Progressive Agenda, Harry Reid Says The Filibuster Must Go

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Daniel Ortner converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 10 years ago. Courtesy of Daniel Ortner hide caption

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I'm Converting: How One Man's Missionary Trip Reconnected Him To His Family's Past

Daniel Ortner grew up Jewish, but when tragedy struck his family, he abandoned faith altogether. When he found God again, this time as a Mormon, a missionary trip helped him reconnect with his roots.

I'm Converting: How One Man's Missionary Trip Reconnected Him To His Family's Past

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In Tigers Are Not Afraid, 11-year-old Estrella (Paola Lara) meets a gang of orphans led by a boy in a tiger mask. Shudder hide caption

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In 'Tigers Are Not Afraid,' A Dark Fantasy Amid Mexico's Drug War

Director Issa López blends magical realism and horror with the current events of her native country in the story of young Estrella, who meets a street gang of fellow orphan children.

In 'Tigers Are Not Afraid,' A Dark Fantasy Amid Mexico's Drug War

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'My Papi Has A Motorcycle' Pays Loving Tribute To A California Childhood

Author Isabel Quintero and illustrator Zeke Peña worked together on My Papi Has a Motorcycle, a homage to Quintero's childhood in California's Inland Empire, and to her hard-working father.

'My Papi Has A Motorcycle' Pays Loving Tribute To A California Childhood

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