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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 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
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.
 

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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, 2012 — Erik Larson's true crime book, The Devil in the White City, is on the list for a 208th week.
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Jul 22, 2011 — When Colton, the 4-year-old son of a Nebraska pastor, loses consciousness during surgery, he sees a vision of heaven and meets Jesus' special horse. Todd Burpo retells his son's story in Heaven Is for Real, which enjoys its 27th week on the list.
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Jul 15, 2011 — Syrian-born Abdulrahman Zeitoun stays in New Orleans after Katrina and helps rescue neighbors with a small canoe. Dave Eggers tells a story of selflessness in the face of racial injustice in Zeitoun, which enjoys a 53rd week on the list.
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Jul 8, 2011 — After growing up in a poor and dysfunctional West Virginia home, four young siblings learn to fend for themselves. Jeannette Walls' memoir, The Glass Castle, returns to the list for its 211th week.
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Jul 1, 2011 — An architect plans for 1893's Chicago World's Fair, while a serial killer wreaks havoc at his nearby "hotel." The Devil in the White City enjoys its 195th week on the list.
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Jun 24, 2011 — A lioness nurses a baby oryx; an elephant befriends a sheep. National Geographic writer Jennifer Holland narrates some of nature's strangest pairings in Unlikely Friendships. It debuts at No. 10.
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Jun 17, 2011 — Susan Casey collects stories from wave-chasing surfers and scientists — and experiences some massive swells firsthand — in The Wave. It debuts at No. 15.
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Jun 10, 2011Four Fish is Paul Greenberg's wide-ranging exploration of humankind's relationship with fish — the flesh that even many vegetarians eat. It debuts at No. 14.
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Jun 3, 2011 — Expanding on a segment from his late-night show, Jimmy Fallon expresses gratitude for everything from the light bulb he's too lazy to replace to the F12 button on his computer keyboard. Thank You Notes debuts at No. 10.
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May 27, 2011 — In a graphic account of the brutality of war, journalist Sebastian Junger chronicles the 15-month tour of duty of a U.S. army platoon in Afghanistan. Embedded with the troops, Junger offers on-the-ground insight into the camaraderie and bravery of soldiers. War debuts at No. 12.
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