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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 · 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.
 
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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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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Jan 31, 2012 — To do otherwise would mean becoming "complicit in the continuing violence there," she says. "We all know that change is coming to Syria," Clinton added. "The question is how many more innocent civilians will die."
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Jan 30, 2012 — "The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the escalation of the Syrian regime's violent and brutal attacks on its own people," Clinton says.
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Dec 2, 2011 — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's visit to Myanmar, also known as Burma, has again focused attention on what to call that nation. For some, it's a political issue.
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Dec 1, 2011 — It speaks volumes about the purpose and meaning of the first visit to Myanmar by an American secretary of state in more than five decades. Aung San Suu Kyi is a living symbol of the struggle there for human rights and democracy.
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Nov 30, 2011 — American officials are encouraged by recent signs of reform in the country also known as Burma, but want to see if they're real and if they last.
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Nov 18, 2011 — Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the first secretary of state to visit the former Burma in 50 years. President Obama says democracy activist and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi told him she supports having Clinton come.
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May 27, 2011 — Even as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling the killing of Osama bin Laden a "turning point" in U.S.-Pakistani relations, many there are insisting that the al-Qaida leader is still alive.
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Feb 15, 2011 — And in a line that's already getting into headlines, Clinton will pledge that the U.S. will work to promote Internet freedom — but caution that: "There is no silver bullet in the struggle against Internet repression. There's no app for that."
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Jan 30, 2011 — "We do not want to send any message about backing forward or backing back," she tells CNN when asked if the U.S. is backing away from the Egyptian leader. What America wants, says Clinton, is "a democratic Egypt."
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