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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 has 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 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?
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · After the Liberian government ordered a quarantine of one of the poorest neighborhoods in its capital, Monrovia, residents there woke up to find themselves cut off from the rest of the city by security forces. By midday, the neighborhood was in riot.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Both sides have traded barbs and criticism over the other's policies. Some believe the public feud stems from a personal animosity between President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
 

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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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Unemployment

Aug 1, 2014 — The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the rate for July was little changed from June's 6.1 percent.
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Jun 11, 2014 — Scientists can't prove a causal link, but the disturbing correlation in the data deserves a closer look, researchers say. Some countries seemed more resilient than others.
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May 1, 2014 — The private sector added 220,000 jobs in April, which appears to signal an upward trend.
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Apr 30, 2014 — Four years after women with jobs were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, nearly one-third were unemployed. But it's not clear how much of that was due to illness or to a sour economy.
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Apr 24, 2014 — The 329,000 applications filed last week for unemployment insurance were more than economists expected. One theory: Easter's relatively late date may have skewed the numbers.
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Apr 17, 2014 — The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.
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Apr 10, 2014 — There were 300,000 applications filed last week. That's the fewest since May 2007. Economists say the data are another sign that the labor market is gaining some strength.
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Apr 4, 2014 — While job growth appears to have been slightly less than expected in March, the growth in February was revised upward. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is unchanged at 6.7 percent.
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Apr 3, 2014 — The uptick to 326,000 applications still kept claims near the lower end of a range they've been in for the past year or so. On Friday, the government will report on the March unemployment rate.
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Apr 2, 2014 — Private employers added an estimated 191,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report. Also, more jobs were added in February than previously thought.
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