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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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May 29, 2012 — Visiting with Donald Trump had a certain logic for Mitt Romney when he was fighting to prove his conservative street cred. But the logic is less clear now that Romney is shifting his campaign to gain support among independents. As George Will suggests, the Trump embrace indeed a curious move.
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May 5, 2011 — When President Obama decided to make public a copy of his actual birth certificate, some people thought it was a mistake to dignify those on the fringe who doubted he was born in Hawaii. Looks like the president's political instincts were solid, based on a new poll.
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Apr 28, 2011 — President Obama made light of the birther controversy in his remarks at several New York fundraisers Wednesday, turning it into an opening punchline as he warmed up his audiences while acknowledging the news of the day.
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Apr 18, 2011 — Gov. Jan Brewer said she was troubled by the potential politicization of the certification process. She called the bill a bridge too far.
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Feb 15, 2011 — Mike Huckabee also led Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin with GOP primary voters. Plain had overwhelming approval from birthers but only half the approval rating with GOP primary voters who accept as a fact the president's U.S. birth.
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Jan 6, 2011 — A woman shouted "Except Obama" as a lawmaker read the Constitution's qualifications to be president. She was arrested. Aside from that, the reading went without incident.
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Apr 20, 2010 — A bill that would require presidential candidates to supply their birth certificate before they can appear on a state ballot got initial approval from the Arizona state House on Monday.
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