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August 20, 2014 | NPR · If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Photography

Aug 16, 2014 — Scott Olson, a photojournalist with Getty Images, has captured some of the striking images of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of Michael Brown.
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Aug 14, 2014 — James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.
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Aug 12, 2014 — John Keedy used to be uncomfortable talking about his problems with anxiety, but not anymore. He hopes his series of photos will help others with mental illness see that they're not alone.
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Aug 5, 2014 — Audie Cornish talks with freelance photographer Tommy Trenchard, who has been shooting in Sierra Leone the last two years. He offers an on-the-ground account of the Ebola virus outbreak.
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Jul 11, 2014 — An eagle soars above a park in Indonesia. A waterfall in Mexico is seen from high above. Those are two of the best images taken by aerial drones, according to an online contest.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Readers responded strongly to our series about caregiving, especially one photo of a father caring for his son with cerebral palsy. Some said it was demeaning. Others said it revealed great love.
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Jun 28, 2014 — NPR photographer David Gilkey went to Cuba and made images of the one thing his editor told him to avoid: cars.
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Jun 19, 2014 — A snapshot of goat-grabbing, a popular sport in Afghanistan.
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May 30, 2014 — Environmentalists say we should eat up animals that are an ecological nuisance. Problem is, they don't usually look very tasty. A photo project tries to alter our perception of these critters.
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May 29, 2014 — People live out of their cars for all sorts of reasons. Photographer Andrew Waits set out to document their stories. He asked dozens of people across five states why they had left their houses behind.
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