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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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People with mental disabilities

Jun 16, 2012 — A few decades ago, most fathers would never have thought to read a parenting book, but these days, more and more are writing their own. From the dad-as-coach approach to the hip-dad variation, this year's releases point to a generational divide in what it means to be a father.
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Jul 26, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text by William Faulkner. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of When Madeline was Young by Jane Hamilton. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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May 18, 2009 — Growing up with a severely autistic brother, journalist Karl Taro Greenfeld experienced firsthand the strain that the condition can bring to a family. In his memoir Boy Alone, Greenfeld describes the frustrations of a childhood spent in the shadow of autism.
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May 6, 2009Moby Dick, Ulysses and The Sound and the Fury can cause cold sweats just by coming up on a syllabus, but author Jack Murnighan swears that these classics are packed with humor.
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Apr 5, 2007 — At 85, Eunice Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, is still working tirelessly to open opportunities to people with mental retardation. In 40 years, the games have grown to reach 2.25 million people in 160 countries.
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Nov 2, 2006 — Do you know why Madeline is forever young? Jane Hamilton's wry and moving novel tells the story. Marvel superheroes want you to dress 'em up to fight evil. And if you've been dreaming of a Guy Fawkes day party, we've got a guide. Face painting (see dude at left) is optional.
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Oct 31, 2006 — The weekend is ready for you, but are you ready for the weekend? We've got five great suggestions for whiling away your weekend hours.
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