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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 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 

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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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In Memoriam

Dec 27, 2011 — Former first lady Betty Ford, vice presidential nominees Geraldine Ferraro and Sargent Shriver, and former giants from the Senate, including Charles Percy and Mark Hatfield, are among those from the political world who died in the past year.
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Dec 29, 2010 — A comprehensive list of lawmakers, journalists, campaign advisers and family members who died in 2010, and who for the most part helped make politics an honorable profession.
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Dec 7, 2010 — After battling breast cancer for years, Elizabeth Edwards succumbed to the disease on Tuesday. Having lost a teenage son to an automobile accident, and having endured the public humiliation of her philandering husband, she never lost her dignity.
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Sep 11, 2010 — Professor Ronald Walters, a professor at the University of Maryland who was one of the nation's most foremost authorities on race and the politics of race, died Friday night at the age of 72.
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Jul 23, 2010 — Daniel Schorr, NPR's senior news analyst and a legend in the field of journalism, is dead at 93.
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Jul 15, 2010 — Elise Boulding, a long time battler for peace, died last month at the age of 89. She also waged a write-in campaign for Congress from Michigan in 1966, the subject of a reader's question.
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Jul 1, 2010 — As Senator Robert Byrd lies in repose in the Senate chamber, a question: what is the difference between "lying in repose" and "lying in state"?
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Jun 29, 2010 — The office of the late Sen. Robert Byrd has released a schedule of his memorial service in both the Senate and West Virginia, with a burial in Virginia on Tuesday, July 6.
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Jun 28, 2010 — The Senate's longest serving member, Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, is dead, at age 92. Gov. Joe Manchin, a fellow Democrat, will name his successor, but he says he will not select himself.
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Jun 3, 2010 — Remembering Gary Coleman, who died recently, and who ran a mostly-forgotten campaign for governor of California during the recall election of 2003.
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