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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 19, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
 

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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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Rahm Emanuel

May 16, 2011 — One of Emanuel's biggest challenges will be to be put his stamp on governing the "city that works" without suggesting that his friend, the former mayor, left the city in something of a mess which, according to some critics, he did.
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Feb 23, 2011 — Libya; New Zealand quake; Rahm Emanuel; Wisconsin protest
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Feb 22, 2011 — Emanuel avoided a runoff by winning 55 percent of the vote. The victory caps a campaign that included a failed legal bid to try to keep the former White House chief of staff off the ballot.
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Feb 22, 2011 — The question in most people's minds is not whether Rahm Emanuel will win today's Chicago mayoral election. It's whether or not he can get the 50 percent to avoid an April runoff.
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Jan 28, 2011 — With the Illinois Supreme Court ruling that Rahm Emanuel has satisfied city residency laws, the major candidates for mayor of Chicago debated Thursday, just weeks ahead of the Feb. 22 election.
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Jan 27, 2011 — Rahm Emanuel will be on the February 22 ballot that decides who will be the next mayor of Chicago.
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Jan 25, 2011 — In Political Junkie: Previewing Obama's State of the Union address, a new wrinkle in Rahm Emanuel's plan to be the next mayor of Chicago. Plus: winners are named in the 2010 election contest!
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Jan 25, 2011 — The Chicago board elections has been told not to print ballots for the city's mayoral election without Rahm Emanuel's name on them.
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Jan 24, 2011 — He's expected to appeal the decision to the state's Supreme Court. At issue: whether he was a Chicago resident while working as chief of staff at the White House.
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Jan 4, 2011 — A Cook County judge agreed that Emanuel has Chicago residency despite working in DC for Obama. Meanwhile, Emanuel provided some clues about how he would raise money for the city's budget. Think garbage trucks.
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