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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's 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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Chicago Crime

Jun 13, 2014 — Chicago has seen spikes in shootings as gangs have splintered and rival factions battle. But authorities say they've also seen a recent trend of gangs aligning to form new drug-dealing factions.
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Jun 13, 2014 — DNA evidence prompted the 2012 release of Andre Davis, who served 32 years on charges that he raped and killed a 3-year-old girl. Two years later, he's facing new murder charges.
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Jun 8, 2014 — Three were killed during shootings across the city of Chicago on Friday and Saturday. Two officers were also hurt during the violence.
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Nov 15, 2013 — The authors found that for each degree of separation from a homicide victim, one's odds of also being murdered went down by 57 percent.
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Feb 3, 2011 — People get fired for all sorts of reasons. Chicagoan John Stone never thought wearing a tie with the logo of an opposing sports team would be one of them. Fortunately, his story has a happy ending.
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Oct 15, 2009 — Posters serve as a memorial to 16-year-old Derrion Albert, who was beaten to death outside Fenger High School in Chicago on Sept. 24, 2009. (Stan Barouh / Woolly Mammoth) Three weeks ago today, on September 24, Derrion Albert, a high s...
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Sep 30, 2009 — Albert was killed in the Roseland community on the city's south side. I was in that neighborhood, coincidentally, last summer and reported on this very issue. When we first arrived to the area, residents were still buzzing about Percy Rounds, a 15...
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Oct 28, 2008 — Jennifer Hudson's tragic loss puts Chicago's police department in the hot seat. ... And, Detroit's former Mayor is now an inmate at Wayne County Jail.
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