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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.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Demonstrators want an indictment of the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown earlier this month. But investigations — one of them a federal civil rights case — can take weeks, if not months.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?
 
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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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Mar 9, 2014 — An intense search and unusual revelations have not yet told us what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Boeing jet with 239 people aboard.
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Mar 9, 2014 — Interpol says that "at least two passports" used to board flight MH370 were listed in its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database. The agency identified them as being Austrian and Italian documents.
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Nov 15, 2013 — Beijing and Stockholm, Sweden, are vying to become the first city to have hosted both summer and winter Olympics. They're among six cities that submitted bids by Thursday's deadline.
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Jan 15, 2013 — Pollution around Beijing has been stifling for the past few days. NASA has released a pair of satellite images, showing the extent of the smog from space and how the air has changed in the past couple weeks.
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Jan 12, 2013 — The air quality level in China's capital, already famously poor, literally went off the charts on Saturday. Officials are warning people to stay indoors.
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Sep 15, 2012 — A controversy that has lasted decades boiled over this past week, spilling into China's streets Saturday. Thousands demonstrated in one of the biggest protests in Beijing in recent years.
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Jul 26, 2012 — Beijing's storm sewers couldn't cope with heavy rains. At least three dozen people are dead. Now, more downpours have flooded the city of Tianjin. Many are blaming government officials for being feckless. And more rain is coming.
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Aug 11, 2009After three years, James Fallows, a correspondent for The Atlantic is back on American soil.
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Aug 18, 2008 — Yang Peiyi sang her heart out in the 2008 Olympic opening ceremonies, but no one saw her.
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Jul 30, 2008 — During the 2008 Olympic Games, how much will you care about Chinese politics?
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