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  1. If Michael Phelps Were A Country, Where Would His Gold Medal Tally Rank?

    There are 205 countries competing in Rio, many for decades, and most of them can't match Phelps' total of 23 golds.
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  2. 'Star Wars' Actor Kenny Baker, Who Played R2-D2, Has Died

    Best known for playing R2-D2 in six Star Wars films, a role where he was unseen, the actor was found Saturday morning by his nephew.
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  3. Massive Blast At Maryland Apartment Complex Kills At Least 2, Injures Dozens

    Thirty one residents and three firefighters were sent to emergency rooms following the overnight blast and fire. Firefighters reported dramatic scenes of children being tossed to safety from windows.
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  4. German Chestnut Tree Accepts Letters, Answers Queries, Promotes Environmentalism

    The tree in Duesseldorf has gotten more than 5,000 letters and cards. People send it greetings, pour out their hearts, and ask for advice. The project encourages protection of old trees.
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  5. Watch: Three Classical Guitarists (Including Jason Vieaux) Play Music By Bach

    Check out these dazzling Baroque melodies, performed by Vieaux and Colorado guitarists Gabriel Balogh and Gwenyth Aggeler.
    CPR Classical · Story
  6. Questioning If An Election Will Be 'Rigged' Strikes At The Heart Of Democracy

    The stage appears to be set for many Americans to question the legitimacy of this year's election results. The consequences of that are unknowable and potentially dangerous.
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  7. Donald Trump Might Be In Real Trouble This Time

    The freewheeling personality that had been a wellspring of success has become a gusher of miscues and offenses — at precisely the wrong time.
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  8. #NPRreads: Shake Things Up This Weekend With These Three Stories

    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.
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  9. How The Trump Campaign Weakened The Republican Platform On Aid To Ukraine

    The changes to the GOP platform also highlight a rare instance where Trump agrees with President Obama's policy.
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  10. #NPRWormWeek: The Scientist Who's Waging A War On Worms

    Scientist Peter Hotez has spent nearly 40 years trying to treat and eliminate the diseases that worms can cause. And he won't let the "ick" factor stop him.
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