Hotel room prices are always subject to demand. Big events mean big jumps in local nightly rates. But what's going on in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention seems extreme.

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The video for her new song, "Wildest Dreams," conjures up a colonial-era Africa of magnificent landscapes, beautiful animals — and virtually no black Africans.

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Under a new settlement, state authorities will only send inmates to isolation if they commit new and serious crimes in prison, like murders or violent assaults. The move could have wide effects.

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A University of California, Berkeley psychologist has found that people can create a map in their heads with scents as location markers. NPR replicates the experiment with a master sommelier, and discovers that olfactory navigation is lot more successful if you have a sophisticated nose.

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Pope Francis is giving all priests a window of discretion to forgive women who have had abortions. The window is during the upcoming holy year, which will begin in December.

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