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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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Pew Research Center For The People and The Press

Mar 20, 2013 — Having a gay friend or family member has led many Americans to change their stance from opposing to supporting same-sex marriage.
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May 4, 2011 — Conservatives were once categorized as fiscal or social conservatives. While the split is not gone, it's apparently eroding as more conservatives combine both opposition for abortion and gay marriage with antipathy for deficits and the debt.
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Mar 24, 2011 — President Obama held a 10-percentage point lead over a generic Republican candidate and led among political independents. Meanwhile, no presumptive Republican candidate had a clear lead overall though Mitt Romney led with those in the Tea Party movement while Huckabee led with evangelicals.
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Sep 23, 2010 — A new Pew poll shows political independents giving Republicans a big edge due to their anger with the party in power, a trend in recent years. They are specifically upset with President Obama's handling of the economy.
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