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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · Kelly McEvers talks to Syria expert Shashank Joshi, about President Bashar al-Assad's tenacious grip on power. Joshi is with the Royal Services Institute in London.
 

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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · An Israeli airstrike killed three Hamas military commanders, who were buried shortly later amid threats that the militant group would respond.
 

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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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Jun 29, 2012The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic '20s novel, resurfaces this week at No. 15.
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Mar 19, 2012 — Author and secretary Lynn Peril knows that writing on the job is a time-honored tradition. She recommends three books that were written while the boss was looking the other way. Have you ever composed a novel at your day job? Tell us about it in the comments.
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Jul 22, 2011 — As a Rome-based newspaper falls apart, the men and women who produce it try to hold their own lives together. Author Tom Rachman draws on experience as a foreign correspondent in The Imperfectionists, which enjoys its 28th week on the list.
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Jul 15, 2011 — A high school teacher, a lonely housewife and a movie star's husband are forever changed after a day in Paris with their French tutors. French Lessons, by Ellen Sussman, debuts at No. 14.
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Jul 8, 2011 — In One Day, author David Nicholls drops in on Dexter and Emma for one day a year over the course of two decades as the former flames take new lovers but can't help crossing paths. The movie tie-in edition for One Day debuts at No. 14.
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Jul 1, 2011 — Pop star Cherry Pye is such a drunken mess that her handlers hire a double to pose for her in public. And then that double gets kidnapped. Carl Hiaasen's Star Island debuts at No. 11.
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Jun 24, 2011 — Doctor and author Abraham Verghese takes readers from India to Ethiopia to New York in a sweeping exploration of medicine and faith. Cutting for Stone enjoys its 73rd week on the list.
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Jun 17, 2011 — Cats may have nine lives, but Bailey has at least four in A Dog's Purpose, a canine-narrated tale of reincarnation. W. Bruce Cameron's novel debuts at No. 14.
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Jun 10, 2011 — When Jacob Jankowski's parents die in a car accident, he drops out of veterinary school at Cornell and joins the circus. Sara Gruen's Water for Elephants enjoys its 123rd week on the list.
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Jun 3, 2011 — A virus creates a band of vampiric mutants, and hope for survival rests in the hands of a 6-year-old girl. Justin Cronin departs from his previous work in The Passage, a supernatural thriller that debuts at No. 14.
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