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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.
 
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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Nov 20, 2013 — Chitlins, black-eyed peas and sweet potato greens ... it's all soul food you might want to consider adding to your Thanksgiving table. Host Michel Martin hears about the history of soul food — and gets some recipes — from Adrian Miller, author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of An American Cuisine One Plate At A Time.
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Apr 18, 2013 — The Lee bothers, Matt and Ted, have written two cookbooks about Southern cuisine, but now they've turned their attention to a more specific region: Charleston, the city they grew up in. Their new book contains recipes and stories from a seafood-centric community with a rich culinary history.
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Oct 11, 2011 — Food Network star Paula Deen loves bacon, butter and, of course, Southern cooking. In her new cookbook, Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible, Deen explores the regional variations of Southern food.
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Jun 5, 2011 — This season's standouts praise America's culinary traditions from coast to coast — and everywhere in between. Authors of these plainspoken and charming cookbooks craft memorable recipes around just a few well-chosen flavors: meals for every day that are anything but.
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Jun 3, 2011 — From A Southerly Course: Recipes and Stories from Close to Home by Martha Hall Foose.
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Nov 25, 2009 — The turkey is the unofficial symbol of Thanksgiving, but don't tell that to eco-chef Bryant Terry. He's the author of The Vegan Soul Kitchen. Terry shares tried and true holiday recipes with a vegetarian twist.
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Oct 24, 2009 — Chef, former model and television personality Barbara Smith may not be from the South, but that doesn't stop her from cooking Southern style.
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Oct 24, 2009 — Get B. Smith's recipes for Southern-style collard greens and braise of black-eyed peas and greens soup.
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Mar 3, 2009 — Vegan soul food may sound like a contradiction in terms. But chef Bryant Terry says the vegan lifestyle and loving soul food aren't mutually exclusive. He's written a cookbook to help people navigate this cultural, culinary landscape.
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May 27, 2008 — This wisecracking, story-telling treasury of Southern cooking offers a variety of delicious dishes. Some, like Apricot Rice Salad, have an elegant, dinner-on-the-porch feel. Others (All for Okra and Okra for All), are resolutely egalitarian.
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