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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 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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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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Jan 4, 2013 — It's miraculous to see: Press a button, make anything you want. But will it transform the economy?
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Oct 1, 2012 — Also: there was more residential construction under way in August.
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Jul 2, 2012 — The Institute for Supply Management says its June "PMI" index stood at 49.7, down from 53.5 and the first time in nearly three years that it wasn't above 50. That's the line between growth in manufacturing and contraction.
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May 1, 2012 — Strong-than-expected news about the factory sector has sent the Dow Jones industrial average up to a level not seen since the end of 2007.
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Feb 2, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, exploring the manufacturing industry, and a look ahead to Super Bowl XLVI. In the second hour, celebrating the works of poet Langston Hughes, and actor Anthony Mackie talks about his latest film, Man on a Ledge.
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Jan 23, 2012 — The movement of manufacturing to overseas locations may provide a short-term boost to the global economy. In the long term, however, its cost to the United States may be deep and difficult to reverse.
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Nov 16, 2011 — Though the economy faces many problems, the news about manufacturing adds to a string of reports that signal at least modest growth ahead.
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Jun 15, 2011 — Output had fallen 0.5 percent the previous month.
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Feb 1, 2011 — While the factory sector had another good month, the construction industry did not.
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Jan 3, 2011 — The nation's factory sector has expanded for 17 straight months and construction spending has gone up for three months. The big news this week, though, will be Friday's employment report.
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