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August 19, 2014 | NPR · More than one week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, protests continue. On Monday night, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
 

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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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May 12, 2014 — More than a foot of heavy, wet snow blanketed parts of Colorado and Wyoming. The same system spun tornadoes in Nebraska.
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Jan 31, 2014 — Crunching some data, a Reddit user has come up with a map that sure seems to confirm what many have been saying: It doesn't doesn't take much, if any, snow to close schools in much of the South. But up North? A foot or more is going to have to fall before the kids get to stay home.
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Jan 24, 2014 — More than 20 others were injured in the massive accident along a snowy stretch of Interstate 94 about 60 miles east of Chicago.
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Dec 22, 2013 — The artist Simon Beck creates outsize and beautiful patterns in the snow by walking many miles on snowshoes.
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Dec 13, 2013 — The storm dubbed Alexa has blown tents down in Syrian refugee camps and flooded parts of the Gaza Strip. It has also given Jerusalem its heaviest snowfall in 50 years, and Cairo its first snow in decades.
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Dec 6, 2013 — "A major icing event is forecast through Friday across portions of the southern Great Plains toward the Lower Ohio Valley," the National Weather Service says. Some are saying an ice storm Friday and Saturday will be the nation's worst since 2009.
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Nov 27, 2013 — Denver news anchor Kyle Clark has made a funny plea to viewers that they stop sending his station pictures of their decks every time it snows. "Is that really the best we can do?" he asks.
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Feb 9, 2013 — Here's some of the stories and images that exhibit the fun side of the latest winter blizzard.
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Feb 9, 2013 — If your front yard is buried under drifts, treat yourself to some snow cuisine. It's like making lemons out of lemonade — just steer clear of any lemon-colored snow outside, please. Sugar on snow and snow cream are two sweet places to start.
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Feb 8, 2013 — Millions of people live in the path of this weekend's blizzard. We expect that along with the hassles there will be some fun, some great stories and many cool photos and videos.
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