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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.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · Kelly McEvers talks to Syria expert Shashank Joshi, about President Bashar al-Assad's tenacious grip on power. Joshi is with the Royal Services Institute in London.
 

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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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Aug 6, 2011 — This week's podcast features a story about the resurgence of gout, how 15 minutes of exercise a day is better than nothing, and a primer on the problem of antibiotic resistance in the wake of a massive turkey meat recall.
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Jul 30, 2011 — This week's podcast features an interview with a scientist who can predict your credit card debt from your city's gender ratio. We hit deep brain stimulation for OCD and the science of how 3-D movies cause nausea. Also, both the Happy Meal and Tylenol are updated this week due to health concerns.
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Jul 23, 2011 — This week we'll discuss the First Lady's answer for people with limited access to fresh and health food. Restaurant calorie counts are also on the menu — some restaurants are better than others at estimating how much energy is in their dishes. And we'll look at how rising vaccine prices are leading to more scrutiny of their cost-effectiveness.
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Jul 18, 2011 — Your favorite beverage may be getting a makeover. Water goes organic and milk is touted for relief of premenstrual symptoms. And we take a look at alternatives to surgery for a condition affecting the cornea.
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Jul 9, 2011 — The podcast spans the globe, with health stories from Maryland to Mozambique. Video games may lead kids to more aggressive behavior in the short run, but they may not have long-term harm. And if your back hurts, try a masseuse.
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Jul 3, 2011 — On this week's podcast, we talk about Avastin, an expensive drug whose use in treating breast cancer has been questioned. We also hear about a rethink on shaken baby syndrome and a push to reduce the risk of bleeding after childbirth for women in Mozambique.
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Jun 25, 2011 — In this week's podcast, we discuss new research that shows food allergies in kids are more common — 1 in 13 children — than previously thought. We've also got some news about hammocks: It turns out the gentle rocking motion makes people fall asleep faster, and they sleep deeper.
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Jun 18, 2011 — On this week's podcast, you'll hear about the recent ban of flavored milk from school lunches in Los Angeles and the changes coming to the labels of sunscreens next summer.
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Jun 11, 2011 — Check out the government's 200-year role in shaping the American diet, food safety issues, prescription drug costs and what getting caffeinated means to our bodies on this week's Your Health podcast.
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Jun 4, 2011 — This week we talk about a new symbol for healthy meals that will replace the food pyramid and the World Health Organization's decision to list cellphones as a possible carcinogen.
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