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NPR  Survivors Of Political Violence 'Will Make Sure There's Peace' In Zimbabwe's Election

Florence Machinga, a candidate for the opposition MDC party, looks out the window of her house, which was burned down 10 years ago by an angry mob. The incident was one in a wave of violence carried out against MDC supporters in 2008. Machinga is still slowly rebuilding the home.

Survivors of political violence in Zimbabwe are being trained to serve as election monitors in the country's July 30 vote. Past elections have been marred by violence and allegations of rigging. Follow the link in our bio for the full story. (Credit: @claireeclaire | Claire Harbage/NPR)

Children play soccer in the predominantly Hispanic trailer park off Hanes Road in Galax, Va. With a population of just around 7,000, the small town of Galax in rural southwest Virginia has one of the fastest-growing Hispanic populations in the state. Young adults who were born in Galax or arrived as children are now starting families of their own. (Credit: @madelinepgray | Madeline Gray for NPR)

Drug companies have infiltrated nearly every part of the process that determines how their drugs will be covered by Medicaid, an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity finds. (Credit: @paulyblow | Paul Blow for NPR)

Kids and grown-ups can both experience anxiety when it comes to math. One college professor has an assignment to help banish the dread. (Credit: @jdebbiel | Deborah Lee/NPR)

Nigel Munyati, the director of the Zimbabwean International Film and Festival Trust, launched a film competition based on a single question: "What does it mean to be Zimbabwean?" The submissions came in slowly at first. "Young Zimbabweans are still tentative about taking advantage of that freedom of speech," he says. (Credit: @claireeclaire | Claire Harbage/NPR)

Delaware's Department of Education proposed giving public school students the right to choose their own race and gender on school records without parental consent. That was met with much resistance. (Credit: @hisiheyah | Angela Hsieh/NPR)

Alan Dambach developed tremors that caused his hands to shake uncontrollably. His condition made it difficult to work on his family's tree farm in Fombell, Pa. Dambach's problem wasn't a disease, like Parkinson's. He'd simply inherited genes that made his hands increasingly shaky as he got older. ⠀

Dambach heard about a new treatment that uses sound waves to reduce tremors without traditional surgery. IT uses sound waves to destroy specific brain cells and it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2016. (Credit: @ross_man_tle | Ross Mantle for NPR)

Dystopian novels are all about consequences, choices and gray areas. And psychologists say that plays right into the sweet spot of the developing teenage brain. (Credit: @neoncatdc | LA Johnson/NPR)

At Mullaly Bikepark @mullalybikepark in the South Bronx, cheers compete with the clicking of wheels and the thump of tires. Wearing T-shirts and hoodies, bikers pedal fast, then take off from ramps, soaring into the air. Whether they nail the landing or wipe out, the crowd continues to cheer. "Being here, it's like hearing joy," says photographer Elias Williams, who has been documenting the park near his home for the past few years. "This place is so much more than the tricks." Williams photographed the bar stands, backflips and grinds, but the images really celebrate 30 years of BMX culture and camaraderie. (Credit: @elias.williams | Elias Williams)

Invaded and used as a Japanese military base in 1942, the Bay of Rabaul, on the northern end of Papua New Guinea's New Britain island, saw one of the most intense, sustained Allied bombing campaigns of the war in the years that followed. David Flinn, a member of the Rabaul Historical Society, still lives in Rabaul with his family. Occasionally, Flinn accompanies crews that dive to locate war-era wrecks. (Credit: @claireeclaire | Claire Harbage/NPR)

Affirmative action and college admissions have been in headlines a lot lately, from the federal level on down. Here's a rundown of what is known and what is happening. (Credit: @robdobi | Rob Dobi for NPR)

Some users are turning to Buddhism and other religions to have a more mindful experience online. By being tethered to your devices, one monk says, "you will waste your whole precious time." ⠀

It's a response to growing concern over the amount of time people devote to their screens. One recent study estimated that Americans are spending nearly six hours a day on their connected devices. Add television to that and the total rises to nearly 10 hours. (Credit: @jdebbiel | Deborah Lee/NPR) day

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