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Harris Campaign Latest, GOP Legal Challenges, Secret Service Testimony

Vice President Kamala Harris paid tribute to President Biden and rallied staff on Day One of her push to cement her place at the top of the Democratic ticket. Republicans are warning of possible legal obstacles to the Harris nomination, and the head of the Secret Service was on Capitol Hill answering questions about the assassination attempt on Donald Trump.

Harris Campaign Latest, GOP Legal Challenges, Secret Service Testimony

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Biden Exits The Race, New Nominee Process, GOP Reaction

President Biden is dropping out of the Presidential race. He has endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris as the party's new nominee, but it is unclear how Democrats will proceed. Republicans are attempting to tie her to Biden's biggest troubles, including immigration and inflation.

Biden Exits The Race, New Nominee Process, GOP Reaction

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Gao Zhi (left), a former factory worker turned dissident, at his home located in a small village in The Netherlands. Wang Jingyu (right), during an interview in a safe house in the Ukraine in 2021. Jeremy Meek for NPR; AP hide caption

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The Sunday Story: The Invisible Hand of Fear

Fear can be a powerful weapon. Gao Zhi, a 44-year-old Chinese man, knows this well. In 2020, after criticizing the Communist Party on social media, he left China and gained asylum in the Netherlands. But after Wang Jingyu, a Chinese celebrity dissident, moves into Gao's home, things start to go terribly wrong. Gao fears he and his family are now in the crosshairs of the Chinese Communist Party. On this episode of The Sunday Story, NPR's Global Democracy Correspondent Frank Langfitt and a reporting partner bring us the story of Gao and Wang. It's a tale of how the fear authoritarian regimes sow can be used to create a world of lies, betrayal, and manipulation.

The Sunday Story: The Invisible Hand of Fear

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RNC Revisited, Global Tech Meltdown, Latest From Israel

Former President Trump secured the nomination from the Republican Party, but the identity of his opponent grew more uncertain. A software flub caused havoc. A drone evaded Israeli air defenses and killed one in Tel Aviv.

RNC Revisited, Global Tech Meltdown, Latest From Israel

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Trump RNC Speech, Biden Campaign Uncertainty

Donald Trump formally accepts the Republican presidential nomination, in a more subdued speech than his usual fare, as he aims to widen his support. And pressure mounts on President Joe Biden to end his reelection bid.

Trump RNC Speech, Biden Campaign Uncertainty

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Vance and Trump Speak, Congress Probes Secret Service, Biden COVID

Republican vice presidential pick J.D. Vance welcomed by party faithful. Lawmakers plan a series of hearings next week over Trump's assassination attempt. And President Joe Biden has COVID, amid mounting questions over his reelection bid.

Vance and Trump Speak, Congress Probes Secret Service, Biden COVID

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Republican Crime and Safety Platform, Democrats' Plans To Keep Biden Off Ballot

Republicans vow to "make America safe again," but the statistics contradict their claims of growing crime. And Democrats who want to keep President Joe Biden off the ballot are opposing an obscure party rule.

Republican Crime and Safety Platform, Democrats' Plans To Keep Biden Off Ballot

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JD Vance, Secret Service, Biden Campaign

Donald Trump has picked Senator J.D. Vance as his vice presidential nominee. The U.S. Secret Service is in crisis following the attempted assassination of Trump. And President Joe Biden is shifting his campaign.

JD Vance, Secret Service, Biden Campaign

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Trump Shooting Investigation, Disinformation and Extremism, RNC

Details emerge about the person who allegedly tried to assassinate Donald Trump. Conspiracy theories abound over the event that left Trump hurt. And the attempted assassination will impact the tenor of the Republican National Convention and speeches there.

Trump Shooting Investigation, Disinformation and Extremism, RNC

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The Sunday Story: The love that shaped Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is an icon of entertainment. She's played many roles in Hollywood, and she has perhaps been most inspirational for the way she has shown up as herself. But before the acclaim, Whoopi Goldberg was known as Caryn Johnson and in her own words, "A little bit different.. and out there."

The Sunday Story: The love that shaped Whoopi Goldberg

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