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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.
 
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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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Julian Assange

Aug 18, 2014 — Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces potential criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.
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Jul 31, 2013 — The severity of Bradley Manning's punishment is expected to hinge on his motives. The former Army intelligence analyst was acquitted of aiding the enemy, which would have put him in jeopardy of a life sentence. He was found guilty of other serious charges, from theft to espionage, for giving thousands of classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks.
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Jul 3, 2013 — The listening device was found last month, says Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patio. He called the incident another example of a deterioration of ethics on an international level.
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Jun 30, 2013 — The WikiLeaks founder argues that the "NSA leaker" has exposed "mass unlawful interception" of individuals' phone calls and Internet messages. But key lawmakers made the case again Sunday that Edward Snowden should be returned to the U.S. to face prosecution.
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Aug 16, 2012 — As the WikiLeaks founder remains holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, theories are emerging about how British police might get to him — and how he might be able to avoid arrest and get out of the country.
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Aug 16, 2012 — The WikiLeaks founder has been living in Ecuador's London embassy since June. He's trying to avoid being extradited to Sweden, which wants to question him about allegations of sexual misconduct. Assange says his enemies want to eventually send him to the U.S.
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Aug 15, 2012 — "Ecuador is not a British colony," Ecuador's foreign minister said angrily.
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Jul 5, 2012 — The whistle-blowing website says the exchanges will embarrass some western companies.
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Jun 20, 2012 — He's reportedly still inside Ecuador's embassy in London, where he showed up Tuesday and asked for political asylum.
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