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The Salt

Parisians On Hunt For Baguettes As Bakers Get Nod To Take Vacation

An arcane law required bakers to tell city hall when they wanted to close up shop. Now that it's been scrapped, bakers can close any time, leaving Parisians hungry for good bread amid summer holidays.

Worth Everything Ever Wished For ... The End Of The Ocean
Shimmer Tracey Chattaway
Texoma Bound The Time Jumpers
Turn It Up Shitake Monkey
Daisuke El Huervo

Susan Edmonson, a cattle rancher from Henryetta, Okla., with some of her cattle. Since last fall, cattle thieves have thinned her herd, one animal at a time — a major financial blow for her farm. Jacob McCleland for NPR hide caption

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Cattle Theft: An Old Crime On The Rise

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Audio Pool The Album Leaf
Sad Chicken Leroy & The Drivers

The Yuz Museum is one of the private museums that have begun cropping up along Shanghai's riverfront, part of a government effort to make the West Bund area a cultural destination. Here are recent works by Yang Zhenzhong, Shi Qing, and Yu Ji from the exhibition Myth/History II: Shanghai Galaxy. Courtesy of the Yuz Museum hide caption

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China's Financial Capital Tries To Become A Cultural Capital

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The Clap Bostich & Fussible & Bostich + Fussible
Tea Legs The Transatlantics

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Study Tracks Vast Racial Gap In School Discipline In 13 Southern States

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Uzo Aduba (from left), Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox, Selenis Leyva, Kate Mulgrew, casting director Jennifer Euston and Laura Prepon attend a Orange Is The New Black screening on Aug. 11, in New York City. Scott Roth/Invision/AP hide caption

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Award-Winning Casting Director Says Diversity Isn't A Trend, It's Evolution

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Sabali [Vitalic Remix Radio Edit] Amadou & Mariam
Norteña del Sur Bostich & Fussible & Bostich + Fussible

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Ted Cruz Rallies Evangelicals In Campaign To Defund Planned Parenthood

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Parisians On Hunt For Baguettes As Bakers Get Nod To Take Vacation

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Os Grilos (The Crickets Sing for Anamaria) Walter Wanderley
Zenophile Mylo

Ah, sugar — we love the sweetness, but not the calories. For more than a century, food technologists have been on a quest for the perfect, guilt-free substitute. The latest candidate, allulose, is not available to consumers in a crystal form: It is a syrup only available to manufacturers. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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In The Search For The Perfect Sugar Substitute, Another Candidate Emerges

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Studio 69 Alan Hawkshaw
Winter Weather Fats Waller

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