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Pedestrians wait to cross a road in front of a floral installation celebrating the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Beijing. Streets have been cleaned and security increased before the Oct. 1 holiday.

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This year's Golden Week celebrations mark China's Communist Party rule surpassing the longevity of the Soviet Union. But Beijing is being buffeted by an economic slowdown and dissent in Hong Kong.

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The former prime minister, who called for the referendum that unleashed the ongoing turmoil around Britain's exit from the EU, says he is "deeply depressed by what's happening."

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Protesters rained down bricks and Molotov cocktails on government buildings and riot police deployed tear gas in some of the most forceful police responses since protests began in early June.

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Calling it "the most inspiring thing" he's ever seen, SpaceX's CEO talked up his company's big innovation and plans to fast-track production of the spacecraft. He hopes to fly passengers by next year.

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Despite a cash-for-contracts scandal that brought down his government in May, Kurz, 33, the country's youngest-ever chancellor, is likely to win back his job on Sunday in a snap election.

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Wednesday marks 150 years since Mahatma Gandhi's birth. NPR sat down with biographer Ramachandra Guha and discussed the Indian leader's legacy.

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Bridget Bennett

Survivors of the 2017 mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas are still experiencing lasting effects. "All these people that think that you can just move on — you don't," one survivor says.

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Sandeep Dhaliwal emerged as a symbol of religious diversity in law enforcement as the first Sikh to become a sheriff's deputy in Harris County. "He was a unifying symbol," a city official said.

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