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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.
 
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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Charlie Crist

Mar 20, 2013 — Two prominent Democrats, including a former Republican governor who recently switched parties, hold commanding leads over the unpopular Scott, according to a poll.
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Dec 8, 2012 — Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is officially a Democrat; comedian Stephen Colbert is politely but firmly rejected as a potential senator to succeed retiring Republican Jim DeMint because he forgot what South Carolina's state drink is.
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Aug 29, 2012 — Both political parties are featuring high-profile convention speakers who once were on the other side. They get a lot of attention, but their new partisan paths don't always lead to long-term career success.
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Nov 17, 2010 — The Florida Governor has submitted Morrison's case for consideration in the board of clemency's final meeting Dec. 9.
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Nov 2, 2010 — Rubio beat Crist who ran as an independent and Meek, the Democrat, in the three way race.
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Oct 29, 2010 — Still, Florida's Senate race has been roiled by the reports and some Democrats worry that the news could discourage or anger some African-American voters. Meek is black.
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Oct 22, 2010 — The campaign to watch in Florida has shifted from the Senate race, which Republican Marco Rubio seems likely to win, to the gubernatorial contest, which is a dead heat between Rick Scott (R) and Alex Sink (D).
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Oct 7, 2010 — Frontrunner Republican Marco Rubio made no major mistakes in his first debate with independent challenger, Gov. Charlie Crist, and Democrat Rep. Kendrick Meek. Rubio tried to link his opponents to Washington while Crist called Rubio extreme.
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Aug 24, 2010 — A mixed bag for millionaires in Florida. Rick Scott won the Republican nomination for governor, defeating establishment favorite Bill McCollum. But real estate mogul Jeff Greene fell way short in his bid for the Senate against Kendrick Meek.
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Jun 17, 2010 — In Pensacola, folks are fatally resigned to the fact there's an oil slick heading their way.
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