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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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Elizabeth Edwards

Dec 7, 2010 — Reaction to the death of Elizabeth Edwards came quickly from the world of politics.
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Dec 7, 2010 — After battling breast cancer for years, Elizabeth Edwards succumbed to the disease on Tuesday.  Having lost a teenage son to an automobile accident, and having endured the public humiliation of her philandering husband, she never lost her dignity.
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Dec 7, 2010 — The News & Observer in North Carolina has published this statement from the Edwards family in response to the death of Elizabeth Edwards.
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Dec 7, 2010 — Edwards died a day after her family said doctors advised no more treatment. She was a sympathetic symbol of inner strength for how she dealt with life's adversities — the death of a son, her cancer diagnosis and her marriage's breakup.
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Dec 7, 2010 — Though he didn't want to extend tax cuts for the wealthiest, "the American people didn't send us here to wage symbolic battles or win symbolic victories," the president says.
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Dec 6, 2010 — Doctors told the estranged wife of the former senator that further treatment was futile. Family and friends were with her at home.
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May 11, 2009 — On today's Talk: Ted Koppel on interrogation techniques, Elizabeth Edwards' publicity blitz, celibacy for Catholic priests, and The Dangerous World of Butterflies.
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Jul 9, 2008 — Leroy Sievers and Elizabeth Edwards joins us for a candid discussion about living with cancer.
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Jul 9, 2008 — In our first hour, why China may soon outbid America for energy. And in this week's political junkie, a look at possible running mates for Senator Obama and Senator John McCain. For our full second hour, journalist Leroy Sievers and Elizabeth Ed...
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May 22, 2008 — How do we react when a public figure gets sick?
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