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All right, let's talk about a young musician who is an absolute beast on the drums - Nandi Bushell, who is 10.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Flight simulation games replicate the thrill of being a pilot. A new game lets players experience being a passenger - in economy class, no less.

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The Wisconsin state Legislature is scheduled to officially convene Monday for a special session on police training requirements and policy standards. But GOP lawmakers aren't expected to be present, nor are any debates or votes expected to happen.

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This month marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of science fiction writer Ray Bradbury. Oh, I remember reading "The Illustrated Man" when I was a kid in school. NPR's Petra Mayer reports on his legacy.

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Some of our colleagues were also watching last night, including NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe and our senior political editor and correspondent Domenico Montanaro.

Good morning to you both.

AYESHA RASCOE, BYLINE: Good morning.

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The president concluded the Republican Party convention last evening.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I profoundly accept this nomination for president of the United States.

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Scooby-Doo Creator Joe Ruby Dies At 87

Aug 28, 2020

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With the White House as his stage, President Trump accepted his party's nomination last night at the Republican National Convention. He attacked Joe Biden and framed voters' choice in November this way.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's main building finally reopens its doors on Saturday in New York City. It has been closed since March, one of the longest closures in the museum's history. But it wasn't just lights out. Marisa Mazria Katz reports.

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Getting her daughter ready for the first day of sixth grade, in a normal year, Lidia Rodriguez would have by now spent a pretty penny on a lunchbox, her charter-school uniform and a special backpack, perhaps embroidered with her name: "Sofia."

But why buy a new uniform if last year's top still works for a Zoom call? And why splurge on a new backpack when the walk to school is a shuffle from the kitchen table to the bedroom desk?

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TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer is stepping down three months after taking the job at the hugely popular short-form video app.

Mayer's surprise resignation comes as the Trump administration escalates its campaign to force TikTok to cut ties with its Chinese ownership.

In a message sent on Wednesday to staff at TikTok, Mayer said as the political environment has "sharply changed," he has reflected on what kind of corporate restructuring may be coming for the company, concluding that it was best for him to depart.

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All right, so we asked some Republican voters what stood out to them during last night's speeches at the convention. When Melania Trump brought up the opioid epidemic...

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What can the Republican convention add to the image of a president who's put himself in constant public view for years? Republicans are giving their best answers to that question.

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So how does all this look to some of the people watching at home? Christy Williamson (ph) is a 31-year-old in Sebree, Ky., and says she liked seeing Republicans criticize Democratic-leaning states where officials closed churches during the pandemic.

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