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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Jul 29, 2014 — Amid ongoing fighting in Ukraine and stepped-up U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia, the deal has met with little criticism in the shipbuilding town of St. Nazaire, where it has created 2,500 jobs.
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Jul 24, 2014 — Anti-Semitism in France and across Europe is fueling emigration, Jews say. One father whose son is leaving says, "France is no longer the beautiful country it was."
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Jul 4, 2014 — Brazil ended Colombia's Cinderella story on Friday with a 2-1 win to advance to the World Cup semifinals. On Tuesday Brazil will face Germany, who defeated France 1-0 in the quarterfinal.
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Jul 1, 2014 — The European Court of Human Rights ruled that France's ban on face-covering veils was legitimate, and did not violate a Muslim woman's freedoms.
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Jun 19, 2014 — French President Francois Hollande condemned the incident, which left the boy in a coma, as an unspeakable and unjustifiable act. Some say a xenophobic climate may have been a factor.
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May 22, 2014 — Some 2,000 new trains meant to help France expand its regional rail network are instead causing headaches and embarrassment.
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May 20, 2014 — Too many French citizens are regular or occasional users of prescription drugs such as antidepressants and sleeping pills, a government health agency says.
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Apr 18, 2014 — The port town of Bayonne in France's Basque region is known for its colorful food and culture. And since 1464, its residents have celebrated the remarkable, local cured ham at the springtime Ham Fair.
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Apr 14, 2014 — Investigators say they've run out of leads in the September rape at a high school in western France and are hoping that a mass sampling of male students will produce a suspect.
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Apr 10, 2014 — A French reader tells us that the agreement between unions and tech and consulting companies covers about 200,000 people - not 1 million as had been originally reported.
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