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From left, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr., Tiffany Trump, President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump stand on the South Lawn of the White House on the last night of the Republican National Convention.
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The Republican National Convention wrapped up Thursday night, and there was a lot to digest, not least a clearer sense of what the post-Labor Day sprint is going to look and sound like. President Trump on Thursday accepted the Republican nomination for the 2020 race against Joe Biden in a speech that harshly criticized his opponent's record, railed against "cancel culture," and repeatedly invoked a sinister image of a "socialist agenda." Here’s a fact check of the president’s speech.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced he is stepping down before his term ends in 2021 because of poor health. Abe has suffered bouts of ulcerative colitis, a debilitating inflammatory bowel disease, for years. His legacy is controversial, and his successor is unclear.

Authorities in Kenosha, Wis., have charged Illinois teenager Kyle Rittenhouse with six criminal counts, including homicide, in connection with Tuesday’s shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of a third. The most serious charge, first-degree intentional homicide, is punishable by life imprisonment.

The National Hurricane Center says what’s left of Tropical Depression Laura is moving into Tennessee and Kentucky, where parts of those states are getting heavy rain. The storm made landfall early Thursday morning in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, killing at least six people and wreaking havoc. Forecasters are warning the storm will plow east and surge over mid-Atlantic states by Saturday.

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Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote, by Veronica Chambers and the Staff of The New York Times.
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The 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary is an opportunity to take a closer look at the stories of the women behind the movement — the ones we think we already know, and the ones that have been lost to history. Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote is a picture book by Veronica Chambers and the staff of The New York Times that paints a very different picture of the women who fought for the right to vote.  Click to hear the interview or read the transcript.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is scheduled to reopen to the public on Saturday, August 29th. Here’s a behind the scenes look at how curators and staff hope to pull it off. 

Water is everywhere on Earth - the clouds, the rain, the oceans and rivers, even our own bodies. Where all that water originally came from is a bit of a mystery. Take a listen as NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce reports on the scientists who may have found the answer inside some rare meteorites.

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In 1963, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Washington, D.C. for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. NPR's Visuals team recently talked to six people who were there: one who volunteered as a marshal, one who marched on her 12th birthday, one who stood on the platform behind the late John Lewis and Martin Luther King, Jr. We asked them: does it feel like history is repeating itself? What has and has not changed? How do they feel about the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd's killing? Watch the special video feature by clicking here.

Before You Go

"This record is really about hopefulness. It's about resilience, it's about joy," says Katy Perry. "To me, it's not just about noise, it's about me walking through real hell."
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  • Need something new to listen to this weekend? Katy Perry’s new albumSmile, drops Friday. 
  • Soccer superstar Lionel Messi could be leaving FC Barcelona, the team he's played for since he was a teenager. Click here to listen.
  • The best horror is the horror that feels true. The Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast hosts think that's one of the reasons why the new HBO series Lovecraft Country works. 
  • Forget what you knew about BeowulfA new translation of the ancient epic poem drags it kicking and screaming into the 21st century, giving us tales of blood, guts and glory told as if over beers in a loud sports bar.

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