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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 there's one bright spot: San Antonio, a city that's become a model for other mental health systems across the country. The city has saved $50 million over the past five 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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May 22, 2014 — Size does matter under the Affordable Care Act. Large companies such as Cleveland's Sherwin-Williams aren't likely to use the individual insurance marketplaces, but they will help pay for them.
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May 14, 2014 — A Cleveland catalog company says jumps in insurance costs may force it to stop offering a group health plan to its 700 workers. But first, the firm is pushing for healthier habits among employees.
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May 6, 2014 — German drug company Bayer makes a deal with U.S.-based Merck & Co. The purchase includes brands such as Claritin, Coppertone and Dr. Scholl's.
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Apr 8, 2014 — The new agreement comes with a price: the Weather Channel has agreed to cut back its reality programming by half during weekdays.
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Jan 14, 2014 — A dispute over how much the weather network can charge couldn't be resolved before a Monday deadline. The two sides are still talking, but they're also pointing fingers at each other. Their stormy relationship has gotten worse.
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Jan 13, 2014 — The companies said the transaction is worth $16 billion and has been unanimously approved by both boards. It deal will create the world's third-largest maker of premium distilled spirits.
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Sep 3, 2013 — Microsoft is spending $7.2 billion for Nokia's mobile phones business. The thinking, analysts say, is that to succeed in other areas — tablets and PCs — Microsoft needs to build its Windows Phone business.
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Jul 10, 2013 — The minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting will be released a 2 p.m. That's the meeting chairman Bernanke said the Fed could begin to think about reducing the amount of money it pumps into the economy.
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Jul 3, 2013 — The one-year reprieve raises new questions about the administration's ability to get the huge health law up and running in an orderly fashion. The deadline for health exchanges to begin enrolling individuals is Oct. 1.
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Jun 25, 2013 — John Hammergren, the chairman and CEO of drug distributor McKesson, may have the largest pension ever reported for an individual, at $159 million. That's what he would have been owed in a lump sum if he had left voluntarily on March 31.
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