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The Republican Party picked Cleveland to host its 2016 convention. The GOP says it was drawn by the city's renaissance, and that they're taking the presidential battleground state of Ohio seriously.
There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain. And a new U.N. report says civilian casualties are up significantly from a year ago.
A Japanese worker found the phone and tracked down the American owner. Farmer Kevin Whitney got the phone back that had pictures of his daughter's wedding on it.
Harry Potter is attending the Quidditch World Cup with his family as well as Ron and Hermione. He is in his 30s and has "a couple of threads of silver" in his hair and a mysterious cut on his cheek.
NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro watched Brazil's World Cup semifinal against Germany in a bar in Sao Paulo. She speaks to Robert Siegel about the game and the devastation it sowed among Brazilian fans.
For an All Things Considered series on trade lingo, Melissa Block speaks with game designer Max Nichols about the terms "grok" and "greebling."