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August 19, 2014 | NPR · More than one week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, protests continue. On Monday night, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.
 
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August 19, 2014 | KHN · Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.
 

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August 19, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
 

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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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Decision 2012

Oct 23, 2012 — Other takeaways from the debate that was ostensibly about foreign policy: domestic issues; Obama on the attack; a strong but calm Romney; and an appeal to the base.
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Sep 27, 2012 — Here is a test of NPR's political bias and your own convictions about what it might be. Headlines set the tone for NPR.org and are a litmus test for all the coverage. So let's look at the last three days of campaign headlines. You decide.
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Sep 5, 2012 — Takeaways from the convention: "Mom in chief" takes a stand; Ted Kennedy video depicts Mitt Romney as a flip-flopper; defending President Obama's record.
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Aug 1, 2012 — A top foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended statements the Republican presidential candidate made in Israel about Palestinian culture.
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Jul 30, 2012 — The Republican race to succeed retiring GOP Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison wasn't supposed to be a heated primary battle, but it's become one of the hardest fought and most expensive intraparty races of the year. The runoff should be decided Tuesday.
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Mar 14, 2012 — With Illinois holding its GOP presidential primary next Tuesday, NPR's Don Gonyea speaks to voters in and around the iconic American test market of Peoria, asking: Will Illinois embrace Mitt Romney's politics, or follow the South's lead and favor Rick Santorum?
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Jan 26, 2012 — Amid all the rancor, there is some common ground among Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and President Obama: worker retraining. It's an issue with broad political appeal, particularly in Florida where the job situation remains bleak.
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Jan 25, 2012 — Mitt Romney's and Newt Gingrich's campaigns are attacking each other in Spanish over Florida's radio waves. The Republican presidential candidates are attempting to pick up a significant Hispanic voting bloc days before Florida's primary.
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Jan 3, 2012 — And the race could go any which way, because 41 percent of Iowa caucus goers remain undecided. The caucuses start at 8 p.m. ET.
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May 24, 2010 — Name That Building! A new structure on Sarah Palin's property in Wasilla has people wondering.
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