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This Lawson convenience store in Kowaguchi, Japan, sells a selection of prepared meals and fresh vegetables and meats, along with products aimed at the elderly. Many of the store's older customers find it hard to get to the supermarket, the store's manager says. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders

Convenience is in the eye of the generation. Increasingly, corner markets in Japan target the 27 percent of residents over 65 — offering nursing care advice and home delivery of meals and groceries.

This Lawson convenience store in Kowaguchi, Japan, sells a selection of prepared meals and fresh vegetables and meats, along with products aimed at the elderly. Many of the store's older customers find it hard to get to the supermarket, the store's manager says. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Beyond Slurpees: Many Japanese Mini-Marts Now Cater To Elders

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NBC's Bob Costas interviews the gold-medal winning U.S. gymnastics team in Rio on Aug. 9: Madison Kocian (from left), Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles. NBC broadcast more than 6,000 hours from the games on various platforms, but TV ratings were down from the 2012 London Games. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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NBC Declares Rio A 'Media' Success, Though TV Ratings Were Down

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A screen displays the concert of Mexican folk singer Vicente Fernández in Guadalajara, Mexico, in April, when Fernández announced his retirement. Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

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Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia says a pilot project using algorithms to check for racially charged terms has helped cut racial profiling posts by roughly 50 percent. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Social Network Nextdoor Moves To Block Racial Profiling Online

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Former corrections officer Robert Fletcher says he bought this painting from artist Peter Doig in 1976. Bartlow Gallery LTD hide caption

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Artist Peter Doig Says He Didn't Paint This, And A Judge Agrees

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Chewing gum believed to have been masticated by the notorious gangster John Dillinger, now on display at the History of Pharmacy Museum in Tucson, Ariz. History of Pharmacy Museum hide caption

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Need A Fill Of Drugstore History? Try Tucson's Pharmacy Museum

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