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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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Aug 26, 2011 — Jimi Izrael writes about a few films featuring girls with guns and grudges.
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Aug 3, 2011 — Michel Martin will bring the heat when she hosts a special LIVE broadcast of Tell Me More on Friday August 5, 2011 from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) conference in Philadelphia.
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Nov 24, 2010 — Guest blogger Malik Washington recently returned from Ghana and is reminded how some African-Americans don't see themselves as African.
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Oct 28, 2010 — NPR's Lee Hill takes a look at race relations in Great Britain. Blacks in the U.K. wrap up celebrations of October as Black History Month against a backdrop of racial tension.
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Jun 11, 2010 — The United Nations has leveled new sanctions on Iran, hoping to stem the country's production of nuclear fuel. But how exactly do sanctions work and could they work? Human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar offers an explanation.
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Jun 8, 2010 — NPR host and former Wall Street Journal White House correspondent Michel Martin says Helen Thomas always had her back. But she says her recent comments about Israel went too far.
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Feb 2, 2010 — What role is national pride playing here, and what role should it play?
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Jan 21, 2010 — In Haiti, the misery continues as does our reporting. We turn our attention to how journalists are covering this story. All the usual rules and questions apply. Is the coverage fair? Is it accurate? Are you learning what you need to know to under...
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Jan 19, 2010 — Is this another form of exploitation of third-world people, particularly people of color?
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Jan 15, 2010 — If you've checked your Twitter, you've probably noticed that among the most popular tweets are "Help Haiti" and "Red Cross." But with so many ways to donate in the mix—text donations, e-mail contributions or the good old fashion check in the mai...
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