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Activists protest near the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi after a gunman shot worshipers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Thin Line Between Hate Speech And Real Threat

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Mike Cannata with 2-year-old Bella. Mike and his wife, Barb, brought Bella home from Bulgaria this past spring after spending five years attempting to adopt. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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National

Would-Be Parents Wait As Foreign Adoptions Plunge

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Would-Be Parents Wait As Foreign Adoptions Plunge

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Militiaman from the Ansar Dine radical Islamic group ride on an armed vehicle between Gao and Kidal in northeastern Mali in June. Jihadists currently control the country's north. Adama Diarra/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Africa

Mali In Crisis Fractures Along Twin Fault Lines

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Mali In Crisis Fractures Along Twin Fault Lines

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The central Chinese city of Wuhan has a population of 10 million people, more than New York City. Both Chinese and foreigners are flocking to Wuhan, the GDP of which is expected to double in five years. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Cities Project

Wu-Where? Opportunity Now In China's Inland Cities

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Wu-Where? Opportunity Now In China's Inland Cities

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A panel from part one of Insufferable, the first title offered by the comics website Thrillbent.com. The site's creator, comic-book writer Mark Waid, hopes it will redefine comics in the era of smartphones and tablets. Courtesy of Thrillbent.com hide caption

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Books

A Comics Crusader Takes On The Digital Future

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A Comics Crusader Takes On The Digital Future

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Nat King Cole (center) rehearses with his trio at the London Palladium in 1950. Ron Case/Getty Images hide caption

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Music Interviews

Leonard Pitts On Memories Of Laundry And Nat King Cole

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Leonard Pitts On Memories Of Laundry And Nat King Cole

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Marvin Hamlisch (left) with Liza Minnelli and Barry Manilow in 1987. Time & Life Pictures/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images hide caption

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The Record

Remembering Award-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch

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Remembering Award-Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch

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President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event on July 5 in Parma, Ohio. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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On The Trail, A Campaign's Style Can Reveal A Lot About Substance

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The Festival Theater in Stratford, Ontario, is the main venue for the town's annual Stratford Shakespeare Festival. The town lies on the Avon River — just like Shakespeare's British birthplace — and had schools named after Romeo and Juliet before the festival started in 1953. Richard Bain/Stratford Shakespeare Festival hide caption

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Destination Art

Stratford's Big Stars, From The Bard To The Bieb

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Stratford's Big Stars, From The Bard To The Bieb

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