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Lin-Manuel Miranda made his final performance in the hit musical Saturday. Michel Martin reflects on what Alexander Hamilton's story can teach us after a troubling week of news.

Switzerland has never been a member of the European Union. Former Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey says that it could provide a potential model for the U.K. after the "Brexit" vote.

Dvora Meyers' book The End of the Perfect 10 looks at the new scoring system for international gymnastics competitions and the evolution and demise of the iconic "perfect 10" score.

Ankeny, Iowa is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and an example of a growing urban/rural divide. The presidential campaigns are shifting focus in this critical swing state.

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are vetting their shortlists of vice presidential contenders. With the GOP convention starting in eight days, Trump could name his running mate any day now.

In Minneapolis, as in churches across the country, parishioners and clergy tried to make sense of the fatal shootings of black men by police and the subsequent Dallas attack.

People in Dallas continued to pay respects to five police officers killed in Thursday's shootings. Many left cards and flowers at a memorial at police headquarters. But the city is still on edge.

A postcard from the Underground Museum in Los Angeles, featuring reactions to the week's events from several founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The fatal police shootings of black men followed by the killings of five police officers have given members of the clergy much to think about. What will they be saying to their congregations?

What does it take to change your perception of people or an institution? NPR's Rachel Martin talks with columnist Matt Lewis about how the smartphone era has altered how he now views the police.

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