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Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
July 23, 2016
The suspect in the attack on a shopping mall in Munich on Friday is an 18-year-old German-Iranian high school student who lived in Munich and had a history of depression, Munich police say.
July 23, 2016
On Sunday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether or not to ban Russia from competing due to state-sponsored doping. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the decision with NPR's Tom Goldman.
July 23, 2016
So far, prosecutors failed to convict four of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray last year. Scott Simon talks to Jennifer Ludden about the challenges of the case.
July 23, 2016
Hillary Clinton has tapped Virginia SenatorTim Kaine to be her running mate, completing the democratic presidential ticket.
July 23, 2016
Should a child going to a G-rated movie be exposed to characters smoking on screen? The MPAA is defending itself from a lawsuit about that. NPR' Scott Simon speaks with film historian David Thomson.
July 23, 2016
As Baton Rouge prepares to bury the second of two officers killed in a targeted attack, the city gathers to reflect on the violence.
July 23, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told the New York Times that a Trump administration wouldn't defend NATO allies unless they had "fulfilled their obligations" to the U.S.
July 23, 2016
The Republican National Convention wrapped up on Thursday. Ron Elving was there, and tells NPR's Scott Simon about the ups and downs of the four day meeting.
July 23, 2016
Speech therapist Wendy Chase helps transgender people make their voices sound like their gender identity. She says how people communicate affects how they are perceived.
July 23, 2016
The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.
July 23, 2016
The group of soldiers are headed to Brazil, but they're not going there to guard the athletes. The Army has a detachment to groom Olympic athletes, a number of whom only recently became U.S. citizens.
July 23, 2016
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to trivia expert AJ Jacobs about political conventions gone sour and unpopular candidates over the decades in U.S. politics.
July 23, 2016
The RNC might be over but the week's events are still fresh in people's minds, especially the reaction to Sen. Cruz's speech. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Texas Republican Delegate Ken Cope.
July 23, 2016
In the third installment of our summer series Travel Nightmares. Anne Fleury from Milwaukee tells us about the time she leaped from one train to another.
July 23, 2016
Here are some stories from the NPR Politics team to catch you up on the news from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week.
July 23, 2016
Residents of Kidlington awoke one morning to find hundreds of foreign tourists snapping photos on their front lawns. For six weeks, the visitors continued to come by the busload. Then they vanished.
July 23, 2016
When Houman Harouni's students asked why they have to study math, he looked to ancient history for answers.
July 23, 2016
A new report reveals where the world stands in the fight against extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.
July 23, 2016
The Turkish armed forces have long been a point of national pride. Turks are glad last week's coup attempt failed, but are now left with a demoralized, weakened force at a time of critical challenges.
July 23, 2016

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