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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 · 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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Nuclear proliferation

Jul 29, 2014 — A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.
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Jun 16, 2014 — Iran and six world powers have set a July 20 deadline for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program. With the clock ticking, here's a look at the main obstacles.
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Apr 29, 2014 — The exercises, while not uncommon, are considered provocative in the immediate wake of President Obama's visit to South Korea.
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Apr 24, 2014 — The Marshall Islands, the site of 66 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958, says the Non-Proliferation Treaty requires nuclear states to disarm.
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Mar 24, 2014 — Tokyo had long maintained the cache of highly enriched uranium and weapons-grade plutonium for research purposes. The deal is a major nonproliferation victory for the White House.
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Jan 20, 2014 — Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency report that Tehran has halted the highest level of uranium enrichment, a key part of the sanctions deal reached earlier this month.
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Oct 8, 2013 — South Korean officials say they have confirmed the North has restarted a nuclear reactor that had been shut down in 2007. In April, North Korea said it would restart the reactor to supply its nuclear weapons program.
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Feb 15, 2013 — The fallout from Cold War bomb tests is shedding light on why the Achilles tendon heals so poorly after injuries. By looking at carbon-14, scientists have found that tendon tissue in people who were alive during the tests hasn't changed much since they were youngsters.
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Jan 23, 2013 — The threat follows the U.N. Security Council's condemnation Tuesday of North Korea's rocket launch in December. A U.S. official in Seoul said any such step by Pyongyang would be a "mistake."
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Oct 15, 2007 — What did Israel bomb, and why?
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