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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."
 
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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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Japan earthquake

Feb 2, 2013 — The U.S. Geological Survey reports the tremor's magnitude was 6.9 and was centered very deep in the earth.
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Aug 4, 2011 — Japan is firing three top nuclear energy officials, nearly five months after the country's Fukushima nuclear disaster. And Banri Kaieda, the industry minister in charge of energy policy, said that he will resign after he replaces the officials.
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Jul 19, 2011 — The Japanese government shut down all beef shipments coming out of Fukushima prefecture today, home to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. This comes more than a week after tests on meat from the region revealed high levels of radioactive cesium.
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Apr 11, 2011 — One month later: A look at memorials dedicated to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami
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Mar 25, 2011 — Japan Prime Minister: nuclear situation is grave
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Mar 24, 2011 — NPR photographer David Gilkey spent the day photographing the city of Rikuzentakata — or what remains of it.
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Mar 23, 2011 — That's about the height of a typical six- or seven-story building.
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Mar 23, 2011 — Live blog Japan quake, tsunami and nuclear developments
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Mar 21, 2011 — Live blog on Japan disaster developments
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Mar 19, 2011 — Saturday's news on the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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