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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 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
 

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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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Mar 19, 2014 — The automaker recalled more than 10 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010 because of complaints about unintended acceleration. But prosecutors say it misled the public and tried to cover up the problem.
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Jan 18, 2013 — The terms were not disclosed; but a settlement means key information about any potential Toyota vehicle problems won't be introduced into legal proceedings.
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Dec 26, 2012 — Owners of Toyota vehicles that experienced sudden and unintended acceleration have reached a settlement requiring the carmaker to pay as much as $1.4 billion in claims. A judge will review the proposal Friday.
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Mar 24, 2011 — Japanese automakers are trying to get going again, but the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami have disrupted their supply chains.
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Feb 8, 2011 — A study of what happened to some Toyota and Lexus models, done by NASA, is due for release at 2 p.m. ET.
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Oct 26, 2010 — Despite gains by Ford and GM, Honda and Toyota make the most-reliable cars and trucks sold in America, according to Consumer Reports' latest annual survey of drivers.
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Aug 5, 2010 — A man was freed from prison for vehicular homicide. The judge cited Toyota acceleration problems.
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Jul 13, 2010 — The U.S. Department of Transportation has analyzed dozens of data recorders from Toyota vehicles involved in accidents blamed on sudden acceleration. The agency found that at the time of the crashes, throttles were wide open and the brakes were not engaged, people familiar with the findings said.
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Jan 28, 2013 — The Japanese giant recovered last year from the lingering effects of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that cut into its production. Now, in part thanks to a decline in the value of the yen that makes its products more competitive, it expects further sales gains in 2013.
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