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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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Nov 26, 2013 — When the World Health Organization made a big mistake about how many Greeks are getting HIV, the misinformation spread. Now, WHO is trying to correct the record. But the mistake is still out there.
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Jun 25, 2013 — How did the Zombie Apocalypse become a ubiquitous all-consuming (no pun intended) meme? Adam Frank says we keep re-telling this story because it's trying to tell us something about the future. Are we listening?
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Dec 23, 2012 — The things that catch on and get copied or parodied across the Web often catch fire because they let people share themselves in unique ways, say the trend trackers at Know Your Meme.
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Dec 11, 2012 — From "golden tweets" to "most annoying memes," the subjects for 2012 "best of" and "worst of" lists are multiplying. Where do they rank among your favorites?
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Oct 24, 2012 — This year's presidential debates may be remembered as much for what the candidates said as for those witty Internet memes that followed. Experts say the rise of the political meme largely blindsided the campaigns.
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Oct 17, 2012 — It is now clear that we are living in a world of viral memes that take no sides when it comes to spoofing politicians or debate moderators. So what's a politician to do as the target of a social media parody? Run with it.
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Dec 8, 2011 — All three started as one thing and became something else entirely as people used digital tools to add their own interpretations and comments and then spread their work around the Web.
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Dec 17, 2010 — Critics have slammed the film Tron: Legacy, some asking if it should've even been made. NPR's Andy Carvin disagrees. "Tron isn't just a movie. It's a meme that a whole generation of geeks like me have been cherishing for nearly 30 years."
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Aug 5, 2010 — A controversial Youtube video of an upset African American man goes viral, spawning numerous copycat videos. Is this Internet meme really about race, comedy, music, celebrity or a delicate mix of all of the above?
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