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Clevelanders used to cringe every time someone mentioned that the polluted Cuyahoga River caught fire in June 1969. But a new generation is embracing the “Burning River” name.

Elizabeth Miller from Here & Now contributor WCPN in Cleveland reports.

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Silicon Valley’s high tech giants and starts ups have drawn hundreds of thousands of South Asians to the San Francisco Bay Area in recent years. The influx has led to an explosion of Indian arts, especially music and dance.

Rachael Myrow of Here & Now contributing station KQED explores the growing scene.

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Since calorie labeling on most alcoholic beverages is voluntary, it's often hard to know how many calories are in your favorite brew.

And — perhaps — ignorance is bliss. But ignoring those liquid calories is about to get a lot tougher. Soon, calorie counts may be staring you in the face.

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El Paso and Juarez are sister cities of sorts. They share a border, cultural ties, and of course, economic ones. But even though the towns are close, the cost of living between the two are worlds apart.

Portlander Xander Almeida stands out at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. He wears a meticulously waxed mustache and a suit covered with buttons for politicians like Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. He's also Hispanic, pro gay rights and 31 years old. He told OPB's Think Out Loud that he came to the convention with the mission to shape the party for his generation.

French authorities say they believe the man who killed 84 people when he plowed a truck into a crowd in Nice, France, had multiple accomplices and planned the attack for months.

French anti-terrorism prosecutor Francois Molins announced the developments in the investigation during a news conference Thursday. He added that more than 400 people across multiple agencies have been working on the probe.

From Texas Standard:

Federal courts aren't showing much love this summer for Texas laws. In June, the Supreme Court ruled that the state's 2013 abortion laws impose an undue burden on women, and Wednesday, the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals says the photo ID requirement for Texas voters is asking too much.

My parents coached me through my first coup

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When I heard the jets overhead, I knew it was real.

Growing up as a Turkish American, I’m familiar with Turkey’s national narrative of fractionalized politics and military coups. Last Friday was a bizarre plot twist. On the unseasonably warm night in Burgaz, a quiet Istanbul island in the Marmara Sea, my parents went to bed early as I lazily scrolled through Twitter in the dark for fear of attack by mosquito.

Jacob Daniels, a youthful lawyer from small-town Oregon, said a lot of his Republican friends were surprised when he signed on to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign earlier this year.

“Let’s just say I took a lot of heat,” Daniels said. “A lot of people of people thought I had made the wrong decision … I kind of threw caution to the wind and said, ‘Let’s do it.’”

So Long, VCR. We Hardly Knew You (Were Still Around)

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The VCR is officially going the way of the Betamax and LaserDisc: into the technology graveyard.

Over the past year, Bend’s leadership has passed new policies to alleviate the city’s affordable housing crisis. This week, city councilors continued that trend by approving the sale of several city-owned lots.

The low-cost sale of the properties makes it economically feasible for developers to build apartments with below-market rents.

Councillors also voted to help fund more than 150 new affordable housing units to the tune of $1.5 million. The money comes from an affordable housing fee on all new permits and construction.

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Police in Brazil have arrested 10 people for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack against the upcoming Olympics in Rio, according to Brazil's justice minister.

Authorities say the group, based in multiple states across Brazil, had "moved beyond discussion to active planning," NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro says.

Members of the group allegedly had pledged allegiance to ISIS but had not had any direct contact with the militant group, Lulu reports from Rio.

"It's a first for modern Brazil — Brazilians plotting a terrorist attack on their own country," Lulu says.

They were gathered in a warehouse just outside downtown Cleveland.

Hundreds of feet of canvas was piled on the floor and some of it — painted to look like a brick wall — was hung from the ceiling for it to finish drying.

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