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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.
 
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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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Mar 4, 2014 — Rachel Canning, 18, says her parents kicked her out of their house; she wants them to give her financial support. A New Jersey judge denied her requests in an initial hearing Tuesday.
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Aug 20, 2013 — The majority of students at every income level except those whose families make more than $100,000 received some type of federal aid, says the National Center for Education Statistics.
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Jul 16, 2012 — After 110 years of free education, a college considers charging some students. Does it risk a backlash like one the Red Cross experienced during World War II?
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May 29, 2012 — Making the cost of tuition depend on which major you choose is a terrible idea, especially if those higher costs hit students longing for a life in science and technology.
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Dec 14, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie, and financial fraud scams against baby boomers. In the second hour, the high cost of higher education, and the giving through microphilanthropy.
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Aug 1, 2011 — For the second year in a row, two universities in towns named Athens are at the top of the Party Schools ratings put out by the Princeton Review. But this year, Ohio University topped the University of Georgia for the No. 1 spot.
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Aug 31, 2009 — Have you decided to "skip" college because it's too expensive? Are you afraid of getting into debt with student loans in a tough economy? If so, drop us a line and tell us your story.
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