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He may have lost, but Napoleon still holds a fascination for thousands of re-enactors who came to Belgium this week to eat, sleep and wage mock war in the manner of the 1815 battle of Waterloo.

The popularity of antlers as rustic décor is threatening deer and elk in the Pacific Northwest. The animals can naturally shed antlers, but some people harass or kill animals to get at prized racks.

Off the beaten tourist paths, neighborhood tapas bars are part of Spain's charm, but many are being forced out by rising rents. A tour group hopes to save them by helping travelers find them.

Putting up with the squawks and squeaks of elementary school band takes patience. A Michigan music store is helping kids stick it out by making sure they choose the right instrument.

After an emotional day in Charleston, the city remembers victims of a mass shooting with an evening prayer vigil. It comes after a dramatic hearing where the suspect made a first court appearance.

The deadline has passed for illegal immigrants in the Dominican Republic to begin the process to get regularized or to get out of the country. Authorities say most illegal immigrants will be deported.

More details are emerging about Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old suspect in the shooting deaths of nine people in Charleston. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Northeastern University professor James Fox.

The shooting at a historically black church in Charleston briefly put a pause on the campaign. But eventually politics crept back in, and both sides, as usual, took different lessons from the tragedy.

An important part of Detroit's skyline is on the auction block — the 29-story Fisher Building. The bank foreclosed on it, and next week, it goes up for sale online.

The annual Man v. Horse Marathon in Wales sounds like a lopsided contest favoring racers with four feet. But scientists say that Homo sapiens evolved to be incredible endurance athletes, too.




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