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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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Aug 21, 2014 — Also: Italian novelist Elena Ferrante gives a rare interview; the history of Arabic noir.
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Aug 21, 2014 — The aid group Samaritan's Purse says Dr. Kent Brantly will be discharged today. He and aid worker Nancy Writebol were flown back to the U.S. earlier this month after contracting the virus in Liberia.
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Aug 20, 2014 — A video that shows an American journalist being beheaded by extremist militants has sparked outrage, along with arguments over whether the images should be restricted online.
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Aug 20, 2014 — Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death in the St. Louis suburb.
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Aug 20, 2014 — Also: Poet Simin Behbahani, known as the "Lioness of Iran," has died; novelist Lev Grossman on finding his vocation.
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Aug 19, 2014 — The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.
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Aug 19, 2014 — Cuba's parliament isn't big on dissent. But Mariela Castro, daughter of the country's president — and niece of Fidel Castro — is making waves for rejecting a workers' rights bill.
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Aug 19, 2014 — Also: King Richard III's "privileged" diet; novelist Karen Russell on the fantastical.
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Aug 18, 2014 — Only one of the teenager's wounds was not survivable, pathologist Dr. Michael Baden says. The preliminary findings of his autopsy show the teenager was shot at least six times in Ferguson, Mo.
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Aug 18, 2014 — Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after the suburb of Ferguson saw new violence at a protest over an unarmed teenager killed by police.
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