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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · Kelly McEvers talks to Syria expert Shashank Joshi, about President Bashar al-Assad's tenacious grip on power. Joshi is with the Royal Services Institute in London.
 

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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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Developing Economies

Aug 12, 2014 — Yes, inequality is rising in the U.S. But it's falling when you look at all of humanity.
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May 14, 2014 — In 1978, a group of farmers in a Chinese village wrote a contract and hid it in the roof of a hut. They were afraid the document might get them executed. Instead, it transformed the Chinese economy.
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May 13, 2014 — Distributing aid can be an incredibly risky job for Westerners in Somalia, so local entrepreneurs have filled the gap. But what happens when aid become a profitable business in a lawless place?
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Apr 25, 2014 — On today's show: How we got from candles made out of cow fat to as much light as we want. The history of light is the history of economic growth, of things getting faster, cheaper, and more efficient.
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Feb 4, 2014 — Two cousins from Mexico have a dream to bring jobs to their hometown. With no experience and very little funding, they've launched their own high end brand of mezcal.
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Jan 22, 2014 — On today's show: Three stories about people who, intentionally or not, found themselves breaking the rules.
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Dec 9, 2013 — Many rich countries, like the U.S. and Japan, are getting old. Meanwhile, countries in the developing world are staying young. Here's what that looks like over the course of a century.
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Dec 6, 2013 — On today's show, the Planet Money T-shirts arrive at the Port of Miami. But they're not quite here yet.
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Dec 2, 2013 — The U.S. exports a billion pounds of used clothes every year. Much of that winds up in used clothing markets in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Dec 2, 2013 — The business that transformed the nation is the product of an obscure but hugely influential trade deal — and a cultural struggle over Korean food.
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