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Recent terror attacks, shootings involving police and the political fracture within the Republican Party are all creating anxiety ahead of the GOP convention in Cleveland, which starts Monday.

Three police officers were shot and killed and three more were wounded at a gas station in Baton Rouge, La. Member station WWNO reporter Jesse Hardman discusses the latest with NPR's Michel Martin.

Three law enforcement officers are dead and at least three more are wounded in Baton Rouge, La. this morning. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Jesse Hardman of member station WWNO about the latest.

At least three officers were shot and three injured in Baton Rouge, La. Sunday. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Steve Hardy of The Advocate newspaper about the latest.

If you've got kids, the summertime costs families who have to look for creative ways to afford it — and not just financially. Research shows lower-income kids typically fall behind over the summer.

Brian Williams, a trauma surgeon who treated some of the Dallas police officers who were ambushed during a recent protest, acknowledged sadness over the attack and his own fear of the police.

A Yale dishwasher smashed a stained-glass window depicting slaves in a cotton field and went to court this past week to face charges. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Corey Menafee about the incident.

Recent events have led many to compare today to the summer of '68. On the eve of the GOP convention, sociologist Todd Gitlin tells NPR's Lynn Neary about the ways it's similar, and how it's not.

Regular games have resumed after the All Star game last week. Since we're about halfway through the baseball season, NPR's Lynn Neary checks in with Mike Pesca, host of Slate's podcast, The Gist.

Private prisons generally don't have to reveal what goes on inside. Mother Jones' reporter Shane Bauer went underground as a prison guard. NPR's Lynn Neary discusses his investigation.




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