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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's 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 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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Justin Bieber

Jul 16, 2014 — And that's not necessarily a good thing. Our blogger reveals the darkly funny side of being a local celebrity who's trying (and not always succeeding) to improve health, nutrition and income.
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Apr 23, 2014 — While visiting Tokyo, the pop star posed for photos in front of the highly controversial Yasukini Shrine, which honors Japanese war criminals.
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Feb 21, 2014 — An electronic billboard in Illinois has jokingly raised the stakes for Friday's big hockey game. This may give fans another reason to belieb ... oops, we mean believe ... in their team.
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Jan 30, 2014 — Mayor Rob Ford is accused in a lawsuit of conspiring with others to have a former family friend beaten up. Meanwhile, pop star Justin Bieber has appeared in the city to face charges related to an alleged assult on a limo driver.
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Jan 23, 2014 — On a day when the pop star is in the news for being arrested, watch what CBS-TV's Craig Ferguson said about why some celebrities need help, not ridicule. An alcoholic himself, Ferguson made the case that "we shouldn't be attacking the vulnerable people," especially those who are very young.
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Apr 13, 2011 — Combine a teen singing sensation and Mideast politics and you get a media feeding frenzy.
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Mar 1, 2011 — Justin Bieber's birthday
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Dec 20, 2010 — What do a song about an attempted assault, an annoying orange, Twilight, Justin Bieber and OK Go have in common? They all make it into YouTube's list of the most watched videos of 2010. See what else made the cut.
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