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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.
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · The actions in Ferguson, Mo., have inspired talk about the militarization of U.S. police departments. The real question, is whether police have become militarized in their attitude toward the public.
 
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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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Apr 3, 2014 — The social media site was blocked in the runup to last Sunday's local elections, but the ban was deemed a breach of free expression and ordered reversed.
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Mar 27, 2014 — Angered by leaks to social media, the Turkish government tries to block access to the video-sharing site just days after attempting to shut down Turkish tweets.
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Mar 6, 2014 — The film ignited protests in the Islamic world, but this copyright claim comes from an American actress who appears in the movie. Google plans to fight a court order to pull the video from YouTube.
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Sep 20, 2013 — Mark Kessler, who served as police chief in Gilberton, Pa., posted profanity-laced videos in July that denounced liberals, the United Nations and Secretary of State John Kerry.
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Jul 9, 2013 — Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight appear separately in the three-minute, 30-second video in which they thank the community and talk about moving forward with their lives.
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May 18, 2013 — Enzo Vizcano looks like a busker, strumming away on his ukulele as he roams a Barcelona metro car. But he sings of his bachelor's degree and postgrad diploma. "I'm the King of Microsoft," he croons. He's not looking for a handout. He just wants a job. And his creative approach may be paying off.
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Nov 10, 2012 — Four million people watched this video filmed beneath the surface of a frozen lake. What really happened on that cold day in Finland can now be revealed, although clever viewers may have already figured out the tricks.
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Jul 16, 2012 — The Pew Research Center's Project of Excellence in Journalism today puts some numbers behind the trend. It confirms that especially when natural disasters have happened or there's political upheaval, the video site has become a must-see source.
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Jun 18, 2012 — When Lisa Donovan (aka LisaNova) started making a living off her homemade YouTube videos, she and her fiance knew they'd hit something big. They founded Maker Studios to help other YouTubers hone their content. Today, their company and others like it are turning the entertainment industry model on its head.
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Apr 20, 2012 — A video that caused a sensation in Mexico for using child actors to highlight social and political challenges has been removed from both YouTube and the website of the group that produced it. Despite being online for less than a week, "Nios Incmodos" was viewed more than 1.8 million times.
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