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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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Nov 21, 2013 — Paul Salopek has discovered that the best way to a storyteller is by foot.
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May 6, 2013 — Unless you have an icebreaker or a helicopter, you'll probably only see this remote Russian nature preserve in photos. It's inhospitable and practically inaccessible, but the island's wildlife — including arctic fox, polar bears and musk oxen — are a strong draw for scientists and photographers.
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Mar 15, 2013 — Science writer Carl Zimmer says we're not going to bring back dinosaurs. But we might be able to resurrect other extinct species.
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Feb 22, 2013 — For one of these night photographs to turn out, the stars have to align — almost literally.
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Feb 5, 2013 — Afghanistan's Kyrgyz nomads call home "the roof of the world," though by most standards, it's hardly homey.
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Jan 7, 2013 — More than 22,000 entries have been whittled down to just a few winners.
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Jan 5, 2013 — Photographer Eugene Richards explains why, 40 years after his first visit to the Arkansas Delta, he decided to go back.
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Dec 13, 2012 — Those numbers represent one giant sequoia. Oh, also: The "President," as it's called, is more than 3,000 years old.
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Nov 20, 2012 — The Gaza Strip has an elaborate system of smuggling tunnels linked to Egypt. We originally published this story on the tunnels in 2012 and are republishing it now in light of the latest fighting.
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Sep 21, 2012 — With such detail and complexity, one can see why ivory sculptures would be coveted and sold at a high price
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