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Paramedics carry a Muslim pilgrim for a medical check after he fell down due to a heat stroke near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday, June 16, 2024. Masses of pilgrims on Sunday embarked on a symbolic stoning of the devil in Saudi Arabia, which marks the final days of the Hajj, or Islamic pilgrimage, and the start of the Eid al-Adha celebrations for Muslims around the world. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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14 pilgrims die from sunstroke as Eid al-Adha celebrations begin for Muslims

The Saudi Health Ministry said more than 2,760 pilgrims suffered from sunstroke and heat stress on Sunday alone and the number is likely to increase as Hajj ends.

A vendor sells 2024 Donald Trump campaign souvenirs at the Turning Point Action USA conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 15, 2023. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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When a Trump rally T-shirt is more than just a shirt

Crass political merchandise is not new, but a vulgar T-shirt sold at Trump rallies seems to be setting a new low bar. What do people buying it think about the message it sends and about wearing it?

What Trump's vulgar campaign merchandise says about his suppporters

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People arrive before Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at the "People's Convention" of Turning Point Action Saturday in Detroit. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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It's easy to believe young voters could back Trump at young conservative conference

Democrats have an advantage with young voters: they voted for President Biden by a 24-point margin in 2020. But, inside Turning Point's conference, it's clear young conservatives are all in on Trump.

It's easy to believe young voters could back Trump at young conservative conference

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Broadway musical Illinoise’s sound mixer and designer Garth MacAleavy does his preparation for the evening show at the St. James Theatre in New York, on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Marco Postigo Storel for NPR hide caption

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When you can hear every word, thank the sound mixers

They sit behind a console that looks like the bridge of a spaceship and use complicated technology to bring words from the actors mouth to the audience's ears.

When you can hear every word, thank the sound mixers

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Linville Gorge is sometimes called the Grand Canyon of the East. It sprawls over 12,000 rugged acres of U.S. Forest Service land in western North Carolina, but some trails are accessible enough for a quick day hike. Brian Mann hide caption

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A hike in North Carolina's Linville Gorge Wilderness offers sweeping views, solitude

NPR's Brian Mann explored one of the easy trails in the Linville Gorge Wilderness in North Carolina.

Hiking North Carolina's Linville Gorge Wilderness area

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A man walks past the entrance of the Kunsthaus Zurich on March 14, 2023. The museum is investigating the provenance of paintings over a possible connection to Nazi looting. Arnd Wiegmann/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Swiss museum will remove 5 paintings that were possibly looted by Nazis

The Kunsthaus Zurich museum will remove works by artists including Van Gogh, Monet and Gauguin from public view on June 20 as it investigates their provenance.

Costly hail storms and other disasters have contributed to a sharp rise in home and auto insurance premiums. A growing number of frustrated insurance customers are now shopping around in search of more affordable policies. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP hide caption

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Soaring insurance rates send more people shopping for deals

Home and auto insurance premiums have been rising at double-digit rates. That's prompting even the most loyal insurance customers to shop around for better deals.

Double-digit price increases have people shopping for less expensive insurance

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Officials with the Oakland County Sheriff's Department, Rochester Hills Fire Department and other jurisdictions secure the scene of a shooting at the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad, Saturday, June 15, 2024, in Rochester Hills, Mich. Katy Kildee/AP/Detroit News hide caption

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A shooting at splash pad in Detroit suburb injures 9, including 2 children

Nine people were injured, including two young children and their mother, after a shooter opened fire at a splash pad in a Detroit suburb where families gathered to escape the summer heat Saturday.

NPR readers are honoring the father figures in their lives. Julie Ruben, Christine Muehe, Rebecca Summerlot, Nathan Rudy, Molly Mamaril, Abby Henkel Roman, Riva Binks hide caption

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Protectors, confidants, supporters: Readers share stories of the dads who shaped them

For Father's Day, we asked readers about the most influential father figures in their lives. From dads to husbands to single moms who stepped up, these are the people who shaped readers' lives.

The International Olympic Committee agreed this week to reassign credit for Lloyd Hildebrand’s silver medal in the men's cycling 25 km race at the 1900 Olympics from Britain to France. International Olympic Committee hide caption

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Olympics reassigns a 1900 medal — and its winner — from Britain to France

A French historian recently made a case for a 1900 silver medal to be credited to France, based on the Olympics' informal rules in that era. The cyclist, Lloyd Hildebrand, lived most of his life in France.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before the House Judiciary Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on June 4, 2024 in Washington, D.C. Facing a contempt vote in the House, Garland pushed back against false accusation that the Justice Department is behind the prosecution and subsequent conviction of former U.S. President Donald Trump in New York, and that falsehoods and "conspiracy theories" are harming the rule of law. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Voters must dive into murky legal waters around 'contempt of Congress' fracas

It is hard to escape the impression that the more Congress holds people in contempt, the more people have contempt for Congress.

In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, a device called a "bump stock" is attached to a semi-automatic rifle at the Gun Vault store and shooting range in South Jordan, Utah. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Trump-era federal ban on bump stocks. Following the 2019 ban, tens of thousands of the devices were destroyed by owners or handed over to authorities. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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What the Supreme Court decision on bump stocks could mean for guns in the U.S.

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on the devices, which could have wider implications for what qualifies as a machine gun.

BUMP STOCKS BAN

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