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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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Mexican drug violence

Jul 15, 2013 — The man, Miguel ngel Trevio Morales, also known as "Z-40," was reportedly captured by Mexican Marines.
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Oct 9, 2012 — This throws doubt on whether the military really killed Heriberto "El Lazca" Lazcano.
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May 9, 2011 — The Mississippi river is expected to crest in Memphis Tuesday near record levels; the average price for regular gas reaches $4 a gallon; 12 people died in religious fighting in Cairo this weekend; tens of thousands of people turned out in Mexico City Sunday to protest drug violence
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Nov 2, 2010 — Imagine a city where everyone's a cop — a planned community built to house 800 police officers and their families. That may seem strange — but in Mexico,Cop Landis more than the title of a Sylvester Stallone movie.
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Oct 13, 2010 — The men were killed in Southern Afghanistan. French unions extend their strike for another day, bringing the country to a halt. And a Mexican police investigator is beheaded.
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Aug 31, 2010 — Mexican police put alleged drug kingEdgar Valdez Villarreal, aka, La Barbie, on display.
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Aug 26, 2010 — The grenade that exploded in a Puerto Vallarta bar was an accident, said the Jalisco governor.
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