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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 | 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.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · An Israeli airstrike killed three Hamas military commanders, who were buried shortly later amid threats that the militant group would respond.
 

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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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2010 Senate race: Pennsylvania

Aug 21, 2014 — The romantic drama Love Is Strange finds John Lithgow and Alfred Molina playing newly married men whose lives are upended and whose spaces are disrupted.
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Aug 21, 2014The One I Love begins as an affecting story about marriage, but as it bogs down in too much explanation of its fantasy elements, it squanders good performances from Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Writer and radio personality Catalina Maria Johnson explores a musical movement in Argentina. She first heard the music through visual arts and describes it as ecological, spiritual and organic.
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Aug 21, 2014 — An admission by a Los Angeles driver to buzzing bicyclists is purposefully left to stand on its own.
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Aug 21, 2014 — The bassist, singer and songwriter performs music from her new album (Comet, Come To Me) and discusses how Nina Simone's work influences her own.
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Aug 21, 2014 — The secretary of defense says the extremists are well funded and organized and that he expects them to "regroup and stage an offensive" despite U.S. airstrikes.
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Aug 21, 2014 — He practiced to improve his own health. Then he spread the word about yoga to the world. His excellent English helped. So did his use of props like blocks and belts.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Quinoa, once a homebody crop, crossed the Atlantic for the first time this century. Now the Food and Agriculture Organization has a hunch it can thrive in Central and Southwest Asia.
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Aug 21, 2014 — Older people whose visual acuity has slipped by just one line on the eye chart are more likely to die, researchers say. New glasses may be all it takes to maintain independence. Time for an eye exam?
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Aug 21, 2014 — 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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