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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 · 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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Sep 25, 2013 — Some of the morning's most interesting political items included Sen. Ted Cruz's anti-Obamacare Senate talkathon... another Republican calling him a "fraud"... and congressional Democrats viewing the GOP shutdown threat as an opportunity for Democratic political gains.
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Jan 2, 2013 — Lawmakers from states hit hard by the October storm thought the House would vote on an aid package before adjourning on Thursday. They found out late Tuesday that a vote has been put off. "This is why the American people hate Congress," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said.
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Apr 23, 2012 — Twelve agents were accused of cavorting with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia. Six have already lost their jobs. One has been partially exonerated. Another 11 members of the U.S. military were also allegedly involved.
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Apr 5, 2011 — "There's always going to be extremes that react" when a lawmaker is involved in controversy, the New York congressman says. He held a hearing last month on "Muslim radicalization."
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Mar 10, 2011 — A California imam has offered his own response to Thursday's House Committee on Homeland Security's hearing on "The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community." The hearings drew many emotional reactions Thursday.
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Mar 10, 2011 — "There is nothing radical or un-American in holding these hearings," says the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
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Mar 10, 2011 — Melvin Bledsoe says his son was programmed by Islamic extremists to kill. The once joyful young man is accused of killing one U.S. soldier and wounding another in an attack on an Arkansas military recruiting center.
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Mar 10, 2011 — The lawmaker, one of two Muslims in Congress, broke into tears as he spoke of the sacrifice made on Sept. 11, 2001, by a Muslim paramedic in New York — and the smears afterward about that man. Hear his remarks.
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Mar 10, 2011 — The controversial session begins at 9:30 a.m. ET. It can be watched on the Web.
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Mar 8, 2011 — Rep. Peter King's planned Muslim radicals hearing is either depicted as a witchhunt or a much needed examination. And it has gotten an impressive amount of pre-hearing publicity.
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