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As balloons fell after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accepted his party nomination last night, the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want' rang through the arena

RECAP: A Round-Up Of Can't-Miss Stories From The RNC

The NPR Politics team was on the road this week, bringing you stories from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Kidlington is home to a number of 17th century cottages near its medieval church. This is the most historic part of the village, but it's not where the tourists went. Instead, tour buses dropped them off in a residential area built in the 1960s and 1970s.

Why Did Busloads Of Asian Tourists Suddenly Arrive In This English Village?

Fran Beesley was still in her bathrobe early one morning in June when she emerged from her home to find a Japanese family taking photos of her flowerbeds.

She lives in a 1970s-style one-story bungalow in the rural village of Kidlington, about a 90-minute drive northwest of London. It's a quiet place. Doesn't get many visitors. Beesley is retired and cares for her invalid husband. They're both in their 70s.

Amy Moylan's first-graders learn about place values. At the Baldwin School in Cambridge, Mass. — and at most schools around the country — the math curriculum is very similar to the approach used in Italy in the 1500s to teach the children of merchants and accountants.

A History Lesson: When Math Was Taboo

Math is "contemptible and vile."

That's not from a disgruntled student. It's from a textbook.

The author, 16th century mathematician Robert Recorde, nestled the line just after his preface, table of contents and a biblical quote citing God's command to measure and number all things.

Recorde didn't believe in math's awfulness — quite the opposite. He was simply reflecting popular opinion on his way to a spirited defense of math. Why?

Maternal mortality rates are going down because of better health services. Above: A mother nurses her newborn at a maternity ward in Sierra Leone.

The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems

What are the biggest social and economic problems the world faces today? And how close are we to ending them?

Those are the questions that the U.N. Economic and Social Council aims to answer in its first report on the Sustainable Development Goals, released this past week.

The SDGs, as they're known, are 17 global goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030. The U.N.'s member states approved them last September.

Turkish Land Forces commander Salih Zeki Colak (right), naval commander  Admiral Bulent Bostanoglu (second right) and air force commander Abidin Unal (left) attend a funeral in Ankara on July 18 for police officers killed during the failed July 15 coup attempt.

After Failed Coup, How Will Turkey's Military Cope With All Its Challenges?

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is promising a military shake-up after last week's failed coup attempt. More than 7,000 soldiers are already in custody, including nearly 100 generals.

Turks were thrilled to see last Friday's coup effort thwarted, but some are wondering if the armed forces are in any condition to deal with the many challenges facing the country — fighting the Islamic State, battling Kurdish militants and managing chaotic borders with Iraq and Syria.

Woman holding the dapivirine vaginal ring.

The HIV Trap: A Woman's Lack Of Control

When you're pregnant, going to the doctors can be exciting. You get to find out if you're having a boy or a girl. Maybe hear the baby's heart beat.

But in southern Africa, many women find out something else.

Sociologist Alison Groves recently ran a study in a town outside Durban, South Africa. They followed about 1,500 pregnant women. The results left her speechless.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., campaigned last week in Northern Virginia with Hillary Clinton before she chose him as her vice presidential running mate.

4 Reasons Why Progressives Aren't Thrilled With Clinton's Pick Of Kaine

While many pundits and political observers were quick to praise Hillary Clinton's pick of Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, the choice wasn't met with universal acclaim.

One important group — progressives and backers of Clinton's former rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders — were not as pleased with the selection of the Virginia senator who has cultivated a reputation of working across the aisle over the course of his political career.

Makeba Hinds, also known as Maki Roll, cosplays<em> </em>at AwesomeCon. She portrays Nick, the fox in Z<em>ootopia.</em>

Cosplayers Use Costume To Unleash Their Superpowers

"My name is Becki," says a young woman standing in a convention center turned comic book bazaar. Then she flips a mane of orange hair and launches into Scottish accent. "And today, I am Merida from Brave."

In Divided Virginia Administration, Kaine Learned To Work Across The Aisle

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