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NPR Battleground Map: Hillary Clinton Solidifies Lead Against Donald Trump

Since the conventions, Donald Trump has stumbled badly. That has moved voters in the direction of Hillary Clinton, giving her a sizable lead in the key states.

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The Latest Clinton Converts? White, College-Educated Voters

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Through the Gap Rob Levit
Ebb and Flow Dave Holland Octet
Tamara Eskmo

Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva compete in the women's duets synchronized swimming technical routine preliminary on Monday in Rio de Janeiro. Koroleva has suffered several concussions over the years. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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When Swimmers Get Out Of Sync, The Result Can Be A Kick In The Head

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La Rumba Experimental - Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band
Sand To The Beach Oddisee

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Why Didn't 'Nightly Show' Connect With More Viewers? Larry Wilmore's Not Sure

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Diminishing Blackness Greyboy Allstars
Profundo Grosso The Greyboy Allstars
My Lar Bullion
The Beginning TOKiMONSTA
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Yellow Days Duke Ellington & Frank Sinatra

Hamdi Ali Musa saw her first book when she was 10. Now 25, she's one of Hargeisa's only librarians. "A revolution has been happening in publishing books, reading, writing and literature," she says. Gregory Warner/NPR hide caption

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A Land In Limbo Hopes That Books Will Keep It Going

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Too Far Out Shy Layers
Hymn Slavic Soul Party!

Xiaoxing Xi, a Temple University physics professor, speaks in front of a photo of Sherry Chen, a federal government worker, at a September 2015 Washington, D.C., press conference about the spying charges against them that were dropped. Xi says his wife and daughters were marched out of their bedrooms at gunpoint when he was arrested in May 2015. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Fine Line Between Countering Security Threats And Racial Profiling

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Opus #24 Matt Stewart-Evans
19.07 (Improvisation) Matt Stewart-Evans

Waad Qannam (left), 24, won a reality TV show called The President, in which the audience, instead of choosing its favorite singer, chose its favorite would-be leader. He is the closest Palestinians have come to electing a leader in more than a decade. Nick Schifrin/NPR hide caption

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He's Not The Palestinian President, But He Played One On TV

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Flight Hidden Orchestra
Lux 1 Brian Eno

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Why High-Income Households Benefit More From Product Innovations

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Heaven & Earth Pete Rock
Cosmic Slop Pete Rock
Pj's Soulive

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