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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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Jul 4, 2014 — On today's show, we answer one of the most important questions in finance: What actually happens at the end of Trading Places?
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Jun 18, 2014 — When banks do bad things, the financial cops can fine them or get them to admit guilt. Now, they might try something brand new. Today on the show: how to punish a bank.
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Jun 13, 2014 — Today on the show: stories about bored traders, a bank that charges customers to deposit money, and pawn shops for the rich.
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May 30, 2014 — There's this big idea floating around right now. The idea is this: get rid of banks. Don't make them safer. Don't make them smaller. Just get rid of them.
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May 5, 2014 — Normally, investors look for promising companies to invest in. With search funds, they invest in promising people. Investors back "searchers" by covering their pay while they hunt for companies.
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Feb 21, 2014 — The financial crisis left Wall Street with an image problem. Yet recruits continue to sign up. What's driving today's young bankers and how is that changing?
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Feb 20, 2014 — A reporter shadowed eight young people during their first two years on Wall Street, when the bailouts were still fresh and anti-Wall Street sentiments were running high.
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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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Jan 15, 2014 — Americans use debit cards more often than any other form of payment. Cash is still used more often than credit cards.
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Jan 10, 2014 — An obscure provision in the finance overhaul is causing problems for small banks. It turns out, it's hard to figure out which risks banks should be allowed to take.
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