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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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vintageanchorbooks: James Baldwin was born in Harlem 92 years...
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vintageanchorbooks:

James Baldwin was born in Harlem 92 years ago today.

“I know what the world has done to my brother and how narrowly he has survived it and I know, which is much worse, and this is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen and for which neither I nor time nor history will ever forgive them, that they have destroyed and are destroying hundreds of thousands of lives and do not know it and do not want to know it.”

–from “A Letter to My Nephew”

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.

npr: With six years of Olympic preparation behind him, American...
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Jason Pryor of the United States (right) in action against Benjamin Steffen of Switzerland during the Men's Epee at the Summer Olympics.

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Jason Pryor (center) and his friend and fellow fencer Dwight Smith (left) take a break during training at the Fencer's Club in New York City on June 17.

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Pryor's mask and foil lay on the floor during training at the Fencer's Club in New York City on June 17.

npr:

With six years of Olympic preparation behind him, American Jason Pryor took to the fencing strip in Rio on Tuesday.

When I caught up with him a few days before his match, he told me, “I’ve never been more ready for anything in my entire life.”

Pryor, 28, from South Euclid, Ohio, is the top men’s epee fencer in the U.S., and ranked no. 24 in the world.

His opening opponent is Benjamin Steffen of Switzerland, ranked no. 13.

“He is one of THE best fencers in the world,” Pryor says, anticipating the matchup. “So at this point, I just have to get rid of all that and decide to have a good day, because it’s just another tournament.”

After Years Of Sweat, Fencer Jason Pryor Makes His Olympic Debut

Photos: (top) Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images and Adrienne Grunwald for NPR

siphotos: Team USA Olympians Kevin Durant, Allyson Felix, Katie...
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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.

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