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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 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · An Israeli airstrike killed three Hamas military commanders, who were buried shortly later amid threats that the militant group would respond.
 

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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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Oct 6, 2013 — Host Rachel Martin talks to journalist Stephen Jimenez about his new look at the murder of Matthew Shepard. After more than a decade researching the case, Jimenez pieced together a story that undermines the accepted narrative; one in which Shepard and one of his convicted killers were part of the crystal meth drug trade.
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Sep 26, 2011 — In 2009, Peter Van Buren joined a team working to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure and economy. For the next year, he encountered comically misguided projects, greedy contractors and oblivious bureaucrats. In his new book, We Meant Well, he recounts the ground-level waste and corruption he saw.
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Feb 5, 2009 — Journalist Will Bunch critiques the 40th president in his new book Tear Down This Myth: How The Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics And Haunts Our Future.
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Aug 15, 2008 — A new round of books attacking presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama have hit store shelves, including The Obama Nation. That's been penned by one of the co-authors of the Swift Boat book from the 2004 election. What role might the latest publishing salvos play in the November election?
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May 22, 2008 — News spread quickly on Tuesday when doctors announced that Senator Ted Kennedy had a malignant brain tumor. Guests and callers discuss the difficult decisions public figures and their families must make when faced with serious health problems.
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Nov 7, 2007 — Loriene Roy, president of the American Library Association, talks about recent works of Native American fiction during this, American Indian Heritage Month.
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Sep 4, 2007 — In The Deadliest Lies, Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman responds to The Israel Lobby, arguing that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer's work "serves merely as an attractive new package for disseminating a series of familiar but false beliefs" about Jews and Israel.
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Jul 30, 2007 — Andrew Ferguson is senior editor at The Weekly Standard and a self-described Abraham Lincoln buff. His book Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America, takes a look at how the icon is remembered today.
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Dec 11, 2006 — Works of art might make you oooh, and ahhh, but they can also shock: religious icons in unmentionable waste, the American flag underfoot, or a woman cast in bronze tumbling forever from the World Trade Center. All contribute to visual shock and our look at art controversies in America.
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Nov 2, 2006 — As history marches on, space for memorials on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is shrinking. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which officially begins construction Nov. 13, may perhaps be the last monument to be built on the parcel.
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