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Angela Lang, executive director of BLOC, Black Leaders Organizing for Communities sits for a portrait in front of her childhood home Aug. 7, 2018 Milwaukee. BLOC, a community based group works in Milwaukee neighborhoods with a purpose of uniting and informing its citizens of current issues along with political insight to better their community. Darren Hauck for NPR hide caption

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Wisconsin Political Activists Hope A 'Silent Canvass' Will Win Back Black Voters

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Comedian Yvonne Orji plays Molly on HBO's Insecure. Orji originally planned to become a doctor ... never mind the fact that she "didn't like organic chemistry or blood." Merie W. Wallace/HBO hide caption

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'Insecure' Co-Star Yvonne Orji Says Molly Is A 'Beautiful Mess'

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Eve Clark, 10, and Maggie Berry, 17, help with chores at Vision Aire Farms. They are seen in the barn, adjacent to the milking parlor. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism hide caption

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For Wisconsin's Dairy Farmers, Tariffs Could Reshape The Race For The Senate

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Former Guantanamo guard Steve Wood, right, flew to Mauritania this spring to visit Mohamedou Ould Slahi — the detainee he once spent his days guarding. Slahi was released from Guantanamo in 2016. Courtesy of Mohamedou Slahi hide caption

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A Guantanamo Guard And His Detainee Reunite

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'The Line That Held Us': Noir In Appalachia

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Charles Koch, head of Koch Industries, spoke against "protectionism" at a gathering of political donors last week. Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Donor Questions His Support For Koch Network After Trump Criticism

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In 'Orchid And The Wasp,' An Unapologetic Heroine Who's No Gentle Flower

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Scotty Bowers, the subject of a new documentary, was more than a sexual facilitator to Hollywood's biggest stars: "these were lasting and important friendships that he had," director Matt Tyrnauer says. Greenwich Entertainment hide caption

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A Sexual Underground Surfaces In 'Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood'

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'Give Me Your Hand' Explores Female Mysteries And Monstrosities

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Spain's Twanguero fuses an education in flamenco guitar with American ragtime and swing to create a Latin twang all his own. Piero F. Giunti/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Here Are 4 Latin Albums To Get You Through This Summer

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While unemployment has hit record lows, there's another number that also gets a lot of attention — underemployment. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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How Underemployment Is Affecting The Job Market

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Seventeen-year-old Ahmed Burhan Mohamed has earned the title of hafiz — someone who has not only learned to read the Quran, but memorized it. DIHQA on YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Minnesota Teen Brings Home Top Prize In International Quran Competition

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Smash Mouth's hit single "All Star" has inspired countless Internet memes since its 1999 release. Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yes, Smash Mouth Has Seen The 'All Star' Memes

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In Woman Walks Ahead, an artist and activist from New York City (Jessica Chastain) travels to North Dakota to make a portrait of Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Richard Foreman/A24 hide caption

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'Woman Walks Ahead' Lead Sees A Sea Change For Indigenous People On Film

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The train known as "The Beast" passes by the Sagrada Familia shelter in Apizaco, Mexico. For many migrants, the train is the next step in their journey north. Alejandro Cegarra for NPR hide caption

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Migrants Are Stuck In Mexico With Violence Back Home And 'Zero Tolerance' In The U.S.

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