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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 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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2010 Governor race: Alabama

Jan 31, 2013 — Since Tuesday, police have been trying to convince a man to release the 5-year-old boy they say he snatched from a school bus after killing the driver.
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Jul 14, 2010 — The "establishment" took it on the chin in Alabama's Republican primary runoff for governor, as Robert Bentley easily defeated Bradley Byrne, backed by a who's-who of the state GOP.
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Jul 13, 2010 — Republicans pick their nominee for governor in today's runoff, a contest between former community college schools chancellor Bradley Byrne and state Rep. Robert Bentley.
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Jun 29, 2010 — A Quiet July Primary Schedule: Georgia, Oklahoma, &
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Jun 10, 2010 — Bradley Byrne finished first in the June 1 GOP primary for governor of Alabama. But the battle for second place was so close, we still don't know who will make it to the July 13 runoff with Byrne.
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Jun 2, 2010 — Rep. Artur Davis had a sizable lead going into Tuesday's Democratic primary for governor of Alabama. And yet he lost. Did Davis, in seeking out white support, take black voters for granted?
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Jun 2, 2010 — Tuesday's primaries in Alabama saw Ron Sparks, the Agriculture Commissioner, surprising Rep. Artur Davis, who had hoped to become the state's first black governor. Also, Rep. Parker Griffith, a Dem-turned-GOPer, was defeated.
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Jun 1, 2010 — Today's gubernatorial primary in Alabama features a Democratic black congressman who is at odds with many civil rights organizations in his state, and a Republican whose "English only" ad has gone viral.
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