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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · Kelly McEvers talks to Syria expert Shashank Joshi, about President Bashar al-Assad's tenacious grip on power. Joshi is with the Royal Services Institute in London.
 

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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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Jul 18, 2014 — Just three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics that perform abortions, lawmakers there are rushing through a replacement.
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Jun 28, 2014 — The Supreme Court ruled that the company, which allows users to watch local TV stations from anywhere through the Internet, was publicly performing the work of TV networks.
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Jun 26, 2014 — The justices said Massachusetts' law mandating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics providing abortion services violates First Amendment rights.
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Jun 12, 2014 — The court agreed with a bankruptcy court's ruling that an inherited IRA represented "an opportunity for current consumption, not a fund of retirement savings."
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Jun 9, 2014 — If children turn 21 while their parents' immigration application is still pending, that means some have to go to the back of the line and start all over.
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May 27, 2014 — In a reversal of a state court, the justices say Florida's rule ignores norms in the psychiatric profession. The opinion also cites the Eighth Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment.
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May 19, 2014 — The case pits the Department of Homeland Security against a former air marshal who told reporters about policies he didn't agree with, including a plan to not put agents on long flights.
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May 5, 2014 — In a 5-4 decision, the court said the Greece, N.Y., council was using prayer for "permissible ceremonial purposes," not as an "unconstitutional establishment of religion."
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Apr 24, 2014 — In an interview with NPR's Scott Simon, Stevens compares making pot illegal to the attempt to prohibit alcohol. Like alcohol, he said, there will soon be a consensus that it is not worth the cost.
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Apr 24, 2014 — A computer support technician convicted of possessing ricin to use as a weapon wants the Supreme Court to hear his appeal. He says prosecutors denied him due process by failing to disclose evidence.
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