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July 27, 2016 | NPR · Dozens of women and girls have reportedly been raped by South Sudanese soldiers near a U.N. compound in the capital. A U.N. spokesperson said they are taking the allegations “very seriously.”
 

July 27, 2016 | NPR · The search for lifesaving antibiotics is on. Scientists have turned up one promising candidate in an unlikely place — the human nose.
 

July 27, 2016 | NPR · John Hinckley is being released from prison 35 years after he attempted to kill Ronald Reagan. He is one of several who aimed at a president and missed.
 

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July 27, 2016 | NPR · It’s week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
 

July 27, 2016 | NPR · Minicomics are kind of a relic — few artists now want to go to the trouble of printing and distributing paper comics. But there are still a few out there that are worth the trouble of hunting down.
 

July 26, 2016 | NPR · Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and ’60s for products ranging from Campbell’s Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
 

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July 27, 2016 | WXPN · Watch the blues singer and guitarist play “Angel From Montgomery” live in Philadelphia with Amos Lee, and hear an intimate conversation.
 

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July 27, 2016 | NPR · Songwriter Johanne Swanson splits the difference between dreamy and dirge in a track rich with moments of intimacy.
 

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July 27, 2016 | opbmusic · The characters in Walker’s song revolve like celestial bodies around a neighborhood dive bar. A “blitzkrieg celebration” in a Chicago neighborhood on the Fourth of July serves as the video’s locale.
 

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