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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.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
 

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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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Sep 19, 2013 — Outrage in the U.S. over a French photo spread featuring a seductively arrayed 10-year-old model helped spur proposed legislation to ban child beauty pageants in France. That's ironic considering how popular, prevalent and lucrative the American child, or "glitz," beauty pageant industry is.
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Apr 10, 2013 — Shain Gandee, nicknamed "Gandee Candy" for his sunny disposition, died April 1 from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. MTV said it won't air the show's second season, and will instead air a tribute on Sunday.
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Apr 2, 2013 — Shain Gandee, his uncle and a third man were found dead Monday inside a 1984 Ford Bronco in a wooded area near Sissonville, W.Va. They'd been reported missing over the weekend.
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Apr 1, 2013 — The bodies of Shain Gandee, 21, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and a third person were found inside an SUV near Sissonville, W.Va. There was no sign of foul play. Shain Gandee was one of the most popular cast members on the MTV reality show.
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Jan 9, 2012 — With primary season fully underway, Republican presidential hopefuls are competing not only for voters but also high-profile endorsements. A parade of celebrity supporters has added some levity, and oddball moments, to the campaign trail.
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Aug 10, 2010 — When reality shows choose a town to shoot in, the decision may meet with some opposition from its citizens. But for the local businesses, it means free publicity — and a chance to cash in on the antics.
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Aug 9, 2010 — Reality shows don't tend to do well when the casts and filming are based in Washington, D.C. But even though she's a frequent defender of the District, Sarah thinks this may not be such a bad thing. Maybe it's best not to encourage drama in D.C.
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Sep 17, 2007 — I spent way too much time watching TV this weekend (and not just the Emmys, somehow I sat glued to Richard Simmons scolding a
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