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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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State of the Union Address

Feb 16, 2013 — NPR speaks with a group of college Republicans at Ohio State University about the president's policies, his popularity with their peers, and what the GOP needs to do to win more young votes.
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Feb 13, 2013 — What's said and written about a State of the Union address on the morning after can determine what's most remembered. Headline writers have zeroed in on the president's talk about lifting the middle class, getting the economy moving and new gun laws.
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Feb 12, 2013 — Judging from the people invited to sit with the first lady, the subjects the president will focus on include gun violence, the economy and the war in Afghanistan.
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Feb 12, 2013 — In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, the president is expected to lay out some details about the reduction in troop numbers.
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Jan 24, 2012 — The president again laid out his vision for the economy. Republicans say he offered nothing new, and that his policies have been "pro-poverty."
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Jan 24, 2012 — First Lady Michelle Obama invites Debbie Bosanek to join her to hear President Obama's State of the Union address. Bosanek is the inspiration behind the Buffett rule which would tax millionaires at the same rate as average wage-earners.
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Jan 18, 2012 — Her family has been having tough times. Now, Samantha Garvey is an Intel prize semifinalist. Donors have stepped forward to help. Officials have found them a rent-subsidized home. And a member of Congress has invited her to the president's address.
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Jan 26, 2011 — On the morning after, headline writers are focused on what the president said regarding jobs and the challenges of the future.
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Jan 25, 2011 — LIVE BLOG: During his State of the Union address, the president told the nation, "The future is ours to win. But to get there, we can't just stand still." Get instant analysis and follow along on our blog.
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Jan 25, 2011In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, constitutionalism, and a preview of tonight's State of the Union Address. In the second hour, author Stanley Fish on writing a sentence, and the Al-Jazeera leaks.
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