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Saturday, July 30th, the Tennessee Valley Dressage and Combined Training Association will offer an educational program in conjunction with a horse show to introduce non-horsepeople to the equestrian sports in the upcoming Summer Olympics. The show runs from 8 AM until 2 PM at Flint Ridge Farm on Maysville Road. Publicity Chair Victoria Tripiano chatted with fellow horse lover Ginny Kennedy about what will go on at the local show and described the various disciplines within the different Olympic Equestrian Teams.

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As conventioneers head home after a dramatic DNC, here are 5 takeaways from Philadelphia.

The hot air balloon was carrying at least 16 people. The county sheriff said "it does not appear there were any survivors of the crash." Investigators are trying to determine the victim's identities.

Anti-poverty activists organized a tent city in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods to protest the Democratic National Convention.

A chaotic week of fractured loyalties surged into buoyant affirmations for Hillary Clinton's candidacy. But are all those left-leaning musicians just singing into an echo chamber?

"For the first time, a presidential center will be in the heart of an urban community," the Obama Foundation says, adding that the area was chosen because of its potential long-term impact.

Researchers are taking a look at the economic costs of shooting in the Orlando nightclub. Meanwhile, those affected personally are fretting about their bills.

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

Three weeks after authorities identified Micah Johnson as the shooter who killed five police in Dallas, the military has released new details about his strange behavior while serving in Afghanistan.

Former M15 boss Dame Stella Rimington talks with Scott Simon about her new book, and her previous career in espionage.

Days after Donald Trump suggested Vladimir Putin hacked Hillary Clinton's email, NPR's Scott Simon explores the Trump-Putin mutual admiration society with veteran Russia reporter Julia Ioffee.

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine hit two swing states after the Democratic convention. They're on a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Last week on the show author Dave Eggers and Scott Simon agreed that they couldn't think of any protagonists in fiction who are dentists. This week we have a correction, and literary dentist readings.

Bernie Sanders may have lost the Democratic race for President, but his supporters believe some of his ideas won. Sanders surrogate Jonathan Tasini looks at his legacy.

NPR's Scott Simon talks to La Marisoul and Juan Manuel Caipo, two of the musicians on a new collection of covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival. It's called Quiero Creedence.

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