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August 19, 2014 | NPR · More than one week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, protests continue. On Monday night, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · The actions in Ferguson, Mo., have inspired talk about the militarization of U.S. police departments. The real question, is whether police have become militarized in their attitude toward the public.
 
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August 19, 2014 | KHN · Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.
 

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August 19, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
 

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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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Truthfulness and falsehood

Sep 18, 2013 — Author Leah Hager Cohen says it's time to stop faking your way through conversations. "Once you finally own up to what you don't know, then you can begin to have honest interactions with the people around you," she explains.
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Jun 17, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Irvine Welsh gives us a prequel to Trainspotting, and Regina O'Melveny tells the story of a 16th-century Renaissance woman. In nonfiction, Dan Ariely discovers what keeps us dishonest.
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Jun 4, 2012 — Behavioral economist Dan Ariely has found that very few people lie a lot, but a lot of people lie a little. He talks about his findings in his new book, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie To Everyone — Especially Ourselves.
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May 16, 2011 — From her late-night talk show on E! television to her best-selling memoirs Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang and Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea to her brand-new publishing imprint, Chelsea Handler has created a brand that larger audiences are starting to trust.
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Apr 19, 2011 — Journalist James B. Stewart admits in his new book that lying isn't by any means new, but argues that "concerted, deliberate lying by a different class of criminal — sophisticated, educated, affluent ... threatens to swamp the legal system and undermine the prosecution of white-collar crime."
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Jan 22, 2011 — When is it all right for leaders to lie to other leaders, other nations — or their own? Political scientist John Mearsheimer poses the provocative question in his new book.
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Aug 4, 2009 — In his new book, The Liar In Your Life: The Way To Truthful Relationships, Robert Feldman explains how we lie, and why we've developed such a high tolerance for deception. Feldman is associate dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts. He's also a professor of psychology there.
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May 26, 2007 — As Washington politicians and spin doctors gear up for a new campaign season, the founders of FactCheck.org are offering a decoder ring for separating fact from disinformation in a new book, unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation.
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Jan 5, 2005 — A new biography tells the story of Dare Wright, whose popular Lonely Doll children's books reflected her own troubled childhood. Jean Nathan discusses Dare's life with NPR's Steve Inskeep.
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