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siphotos:

Team USA Olympians Kevin Durant, Allyson Felix, Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, Ashton Eaton and Alex Morgan all appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Rio 2016 Olympic Preview. For six weeks, from Olympics opening to Paralympics closing, a disparate band of men and women represent ONE COUNRTY with one common goal: GOLD. (Michael LeBrecht II; Al Tielemans; Simon Bruty; Robert Beck; Ben Van Hook)

GALLERY: 2016 Sports Illustrated Covers

nyprarchives: Today WNYC turns 92! The #sharpdressedman on the...
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nyprarchives:

Today WNYC turns 92! The #sharpdressedman on the left is Grover Whalen who founded the station and served a very short term as the first director. He recognized radio as an emerging technology to disseminate information to the public.

Original photo by Eugene de Salignac Courtesy of the Municipal Archives @nycrecords

Listen back to our 30th Anniversary special which aired in 1954.

guardian: What began as a peaceful demonstration over the fatal...
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Protesters in downtown Dallas before the scene turned violent. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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A mother tries to calm her daughter. (Photo: Maria R. Olivas/AP)

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Dallas Police shield bystanders after shots were fired Thursday, July 7, 2016. (Photo: Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

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Dallas police stand watch near the scene where four Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7, 2016. (Photo: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

guardian:

What began as a peaceful demonstration over the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile turned into the deadliest day for law enforcement in the US since 9/11. 

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From On The Media:The deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge,...
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From On The Media:

The deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, were both captured on video. So were the deaths of Walter Scott, Eric Garner, and so many others. That’s not new. But technology has become more and more sophisticated, and so have the bystanders using it, primed by grim history to turn the camera on, and, increasingly, involve an audience. We explore the role of Facebook Live in the events of the last week and offer you our Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Bearing Witness Edition, for guidance on how to film the police, wisely and within your rights.

Youth Actors Chronicle a Struggle to Heal in 'The Sandy Monologues'

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In 2012, the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn was one of the hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. The storm decimated the neighborhood, ruined homes, and in many ways, highlighted the gross inequalities present in this growing city.

But last month, something truly special happened there. A group of actors from the Falconworks Theater Company, six of them youth from the neighborhood, met the real life residents whose stories inspired "The Sandy Monologues." They performed the play at The Red Hook Magnet School for the Arts to deeply moved crowds.

Three of the youth actors — Chance Dixon, Mateo Vidals, and Dontae McCoy Freeman — share their experiences and discuss the impact the play had on them and their neighborhood. Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear the full conversation.

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