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Airs Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 6 p.m. NPR’s Embedded podcast is offering a one-hour special for the radio. The program, hosted by All Things Considered’s Kelly McEvers, will showcase the podcast’s in-depth reporting on videos of police encounters and how the proliferation of this kind of video has affected life in America. The hour features three stories, each centering on a different incident. In one, an unarmed black man is fatally shot by police in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Robeline Rocket -- aka Caleb Dillard, 18, of Robeline, La., -- is one of nine finalists competing in the PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge that wraps up today in Charlotte, N.C. Dillard is going through a three-day test behind the wheel of different race cars on a variety of courses. He’s the reigning champion of Sabine Motor Speedway in Many, La. 

Hundreds of aspiring stock car drivers applied to be in the challenge that boasts coaching from Danika Patrick, and the ability to hobnob with potential sponsors. Dillard’s entry consisted of a home video shot in his race car garage.