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"We're all a bit of a mess ..." says David Harbour. "I've always wanted to portray that." Harbour plays the cantankerous police chief Jim Hopper on the Netflix series Stranger Things. It returns for its third season on July 4. Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour Will Take Messy Over Perfect Any Day

"I've always been drawn to characters that are less-than capable, that make me feel not alone in my weirdness," Harbour says. Stranger Things returns for its third season on Netflix on July 4.

Zeid al Kurdi, 25, waits inside the Gaza border terminal to cross into Egypt. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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'I Want To Get The Hell Out Of Here': Thousands Of Palestinians Are Leaving Gaza

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The squiggly blue lines visible in the neurons are an Alzheimer's biomarker called tau. The brownish clumps are amyloid plaques. Courtesy of the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health hide caption

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New Markers For Alzheimer's Disease Could Aid Diagnosis And Speed Up Drug Development

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"We're all a bit of a mess ..." says David Harbour. "I've always wanted to portray that." Harbour plays the cantankerous police chief Jim Hopper on the Netflix series Stranger Things. It returns for its third season on July 4. Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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'Stranger Things' Star David Harbour Will Take Messy Over Perfect Any Day

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A painting by John Trumbull titled Declaration of Independence hangs on the wall inside the U.S. Capitol on May 17, 2017. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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A July 4 NPR Tradition: A Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

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Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson speaks at a hustings event at Carlisle Racecourse on June 29, in Carlisle, England. The winner of the party's leadership vote, to be announced on July 23, will also take up the post of prime minister. Ian Forsyth/Getty Images hide caption

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'He's A Flawed Character And They Do Not Care': The Rise Of U.K.'s Boris Johnson

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