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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 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 20, 2014 | NPR · Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.
 

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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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Jul 25, 2014 — The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.
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Jul 17, 2014 — The tax was imposed on about 350 of the nation's top polluters under the country's previous center-left government.
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Jul 8, 2014 — The government told a court hearing that it would give 72 hours' notice before transferring the 153 asylum seekers to their home country. Australia said Monday it had transferred 41 others at sea.
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Jul 7, 2014 — The transfer at sea was condemned because those returned could face persecution. Australia's High Court granted an interim injunction to block the return of 153 other asylum seekers to Sri Lanka.
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Jun 17, 2014 — Australia has a long, dark history of racial discrimination against the Aborigines. A cooking and hospitality program tries to help youth discover their culture and build confidence and competence.
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Jun 3, 2014 — According to a detective, the crimes sound like the work of an "organized syndicate" that might be specifically targeting the interlocking toys.
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May 13, 2014 — Health, education and foreign aid would all take a hit under the proposal, but defense would see an increase and small- to medium-size businesses would get a tax cut.
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Apr 30, 2014 — A marine exploration firm says it has found what may be debris from the missing plane in the Bay of Bengal. But the head of search efforts off Australia says his team is "looking in the right place."
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Apr 28, 2014 — Prime Minister Tony Abbott says it's time to concentrate on searching the seafloor, but he acknowledges that at this point, it is possible nothing from MH370 will ever be found.
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Apr 24, 2014 — A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.
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