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August 20, 2014 | NPR · If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
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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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Rod Blagojevich

Nov 26, 2012 — Once, there seemed to be no limits for Jesse Jackson Jr., a member of Congress from Chicago and the son of the famed civil rights leader. Now he's gone, resigning his seat after a losing battle with health and ethics issues.
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Dec 7, 2011 — The news that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison made me flashback to a brief meeting I had with him that, in hindsight, seems positively surreal.
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Nov 22, 2011 — The real estate developer, who also once raised money for then-state candidate Barack Obama, was convicted of fraud and other charges.
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Jun 27, 2011 — The clouds from the Rod Blagojevich scandal may disperse in time. But a state doesn't become the national leader in sending former governors to federal prison without there being a culture of corruption.
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Jun 9, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, changing attitudes in practicing safe sex, and the latest developments in Syria. In the second hour, a housing market update that looks at why Americans aren't buying homes, and the re-trial of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
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May 2, 2011 — Col. Moammar Gadhafi's son and grandchildren were reportedly killed in a NATO airstrike in Libya on Saturday; former Pope John Paul is closer to sainthood; Alabama's damage is like Hurricane Katrina; the retrial opens for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
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Mar 9, 2011 — Libya no-fly zone; Iceland financial crisis arrests; Blagojevich
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Aug 17, 2010 — In Illinois, it's common for juries to convict politicians. Which is why the Blago verdict surprised.
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Aug 17, 2010 — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has been found guilty on just 1 of 24 counts he was charged with. The judge says he will ask for a mistrial on the remaining charges; the government pledges to retry their case.
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Aug 12, 2010 — Jurors in the Blagojevich corruption trial told the judge they agree on just 2 of 24 counts against the former Illinois governor and his brother. The judge told the jurors to continue deliberating.
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