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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.
 
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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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Feb 12, 2014 — "I want to start by saying thank you," New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tells fans. The idea of Jeter retiring from pro ball has been a subject of debate in recent years, driven in part by his age and a nagging ankle injury.
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Jan 31, 2014 — Can you choose to be a fan? Not really. Not if you're honest with yourself. As the philosopher David Papineau notes, choosing a team isn't like choosing a washing machine. With the Super Bowl looming, and his family taking sides, commentator Alva No tries to define what it means to be support a team.
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Sep 25, 2013 — The first 18,000 fans were supposed to get jiggly statues of their soon-to-be retired star. But the bobbleheads didn't arrive on time. When they did, there were long lines and hot tempers. What's more, the Yanks lost. All in all, it was a night to fuhgeddabout.
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Aug 5, 2013 — In his first at-bat following Monday's announcement of a 211-game suspension, the crowd in Chicago let the Yankee know what they thought of him.
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Oct 18, 2012 — The Tigers won 8-1 for a four-game sweep of the American League championship series. It's their second trip to the World Series in seven years. They'll face either defending champions St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants.
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Oct 11, 2012 — Jerry Girardi, 81, had Alzheimer's. His son Joe, the Yankees manager, has said his father "was always there for me" and helped instill in him a love for baseball.
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Jul 24, 2012 — Ichiro Suzuki was the face of the Seattle franchise since coming to the team from Japan in 2001. Monday, he was traded to the Yankees — who were in Seattle to play the Mariners. After a bow to the crowd, Ichiro stroked a hit for his new team.
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May 4, 2012 — The greatest "closer" in Major League Baseball was chasing a fly ball during batting practice when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
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Aug 26, 2011 — The Yanks' Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin each cleared the bases in a 22-9 pasting of the Oakland A's. No Major League team had ever hit more than two grand slams in one game.
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Jul 14, 2011 — Companies are lining up to help out Christian Lopez, the fan who graciously returned the historic baseball — and might have to pay a hefty tax bill because of the gifts he got in return.
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