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July 23, 2016 | NPR · A shy woman becomes a brave warrior princess. A man calls on Captain America to help him lose 45 pounds. In costume role play they become part of a community where they can transform themselves.
 

July 22, 2016 | NPR · Ex-Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, a Republican, was elected to be Democrat Tim Kaine’s lieutenant when he was governor. Bolling describes his years with Kaine and offers tips for being a good No. 2.
 

July 22, 2016 | NPR · Tim Kaine has worn many hats in Virginia politics: Richmond mayor, governor, senator. He’s also a recognizable face at a majority-black Catholic church in Richmond — and has been for 30 years.
 

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July 22, 2016 | NPR · At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest phenomena isn’t just inside the convention center, it’s all around: Swarms of people staring at their phones as they play Pokémon Go.
 

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July 22, 2016 | NPR · The news out of Greece has been terrible. But with a large new exhibition of ancient artifacts at Washington, D.C.’s National Geographic Museum, the Greek government is trying an image reboot.
 

July 22, 2016 | NPR · Author Marjorie Liu is nominated for two Eisners, the most prestigious awards in comics. She writes young adult fantasy books that cover topics that include war, women and steam punk gadgetry.
 

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July 22, 2016 | NPR · Back in 1995, the young pianist demonstrated extraordinary talent on standards.
 

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July 22, 2016 | WXPN · The Coloradan, formerly of Paper Bird, releases her inner rocker on her new album, We Were Wild.
 

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July 22, 2016 | NPR · The brother-sister duo recalls its hometown of Chicago in the title track from its album Dreamland.
 

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