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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.

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

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

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

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

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The Ghost of Tom Joad (Electric Version) Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello
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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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