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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.
 
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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 27, 2014 — The cyclist had dominated the Tour, wearing the yellow jersey through all but two stages of the grueling three-week competition.
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Jul 26, 2014 — The 29-year-old cyclist will become the first Italian to wear the yellow jersey into Paris since Marco Pantani in 1998. This year's event was marked by favorites dropping out early on.
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Jul 16, 2014 — A most unusual regatta recently celebrated vintage yachts, some more than 100 years old, and a time when sailing the oceans depended on well-trained crews with little more than compass and sextant.
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Jul 10, 2014 — Off the coast of Tuscany, prisoners serving the end of their sentences are learning to make wine from a 30th-generation winemaker. It's a unique approach to rehabilitation that seems to be working.
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Jun 24, 2014 — The murder of Lt. Giuseppe Petrosino, the only New York police officer to be killed in the line of duty outside the U.S., is unsolved. But Italian recordings unearthed a claim of responsibility.
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May 23, 2014 — In an attempt to improve Italy's debt ratio, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the country will include illegal drug sales and prostitution when it figures its gross domestic product.
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May 12, 2014 — A migrant boat destined for the Sicilian island of Lampedusa sank Monday — the second such incident in as many days.
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Apr 15, 2014 — Italy's former prime minister was convicted of tax fraud. For a year, he must work at least four hours a week at a facility for the elderly. Also, a travel restriction will limit his politicking.
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Mar 12, 2014 — Italy detains tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from North Africa and locks them up in harsh conditions. Now it is pushing to revamp the system at home with an eye toward a Europe-wide plan.
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Mar 9, 2014 — The Eataly food emporium plans to open a $55 million theme park in Italy, devoted to the nation's culinary pleasures. Some have dubbed it the "Disneyland of food," but Italians aren't impressed.
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