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August 19, 2014 | NPR · More than one week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, protests continue. On Monday night, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · The actions in Ferguson, Mo., have inspired talk about the militarization of U.S. police departments. The real question, is whether police have become militarized in their attitude toward the public.
 
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August 19, 2014 | KHN · Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.
 

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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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On The Ballot

Sep 10, 2010 — Seventeen days after the primary, we now have a winner in the Vermont Democratic gubernatorial primary: It is State Senate President Peter Shumlin.
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Sep 10, 2010 — If Washington, D.C., has improved in the four years since Adrian Fenty was elected mayor, then why is he in trouble in Tuesday's primary? Most polls show him losing to D.C. Council chair Vincent Gray.
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Sep 7, 2010 — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, apparently defeated in her bid for another term in the Aug. 24 GOP primary — she conceded the race last week — may have a change of heart. She is considering all options, including remaining on the ballot in some way.
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Sep 7, 2010 — It's been two months since our last review of the 37 Senate races at stake, and the news is less favorable for the Democrats. And if the trends continue, the Republicans have a legitimate shot at capturing a majority; they need a net of 10.
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Sep 2, 2010 — Jaw-Dropping Video: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, presumably comfortable in front of an audience, had a brain freeze during her debate with Democratic opponent Terry Goddard.
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Sep 2, 2010 — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has conceded her primary battle with challenger Joe Miller. But what if — for argument's sake — the remaining votes all went to Murkowski? Would she win, even if she conceded?
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Aug 31, 2010 — In a startling turnabout of political fortune, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the odds-on favorite to win another term, has conceded defeat to her Aug. 24 primary rival, Tea Party-backed Joe Miller.
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Aug 31, 2010 — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) has picked up some votes in the first day of counting absentees in her stunningly close primary battle with challenger Joe Miller. But there may not be enough votes out there for her to win in the end.
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Aug 30, 2010 — James Traficant, the former Ohio Democratic congressman who was expelled in 2002 on corruption charges, now looks like he will make the ballot in his state's 17th Congressional District as an independent.
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Aug 28, 2010 — In the Louisiana Senate primary, GOP incumbent David Vitter will face Rep. Charlie Melancon (D) in November. In West Virginia, Gov. Joe Manchin won the Democratic primary for the seat long held by Robert Byrd, and will face John Raese (R).
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