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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 · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
 

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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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Jul 20, 2011 — Novelist and TV producer Kathy Reichs returns with her latest crime adventure, journalist Judy Pasternak uncovers environmental injustice on the Navajo reservation, biographer Justin Spring explores the life of a sexual renegade, and marketing expert Paco Underhill explains the "science of female shopping."
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Jan 6, 2009 — Statistics show that when it comes to health issues, black women have to worry about everything from heart conditions and diabetes to being overweight. Armed with that data, the editors of Essence magazine decided to address those concerns in the book, The Black Woman's Guide to Healthy Living.
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Dec 16, 2008 — Just in time for the holidays, regular contributor Jolene Ivey and guest mom Dia Michels talk about their picks for parenting books that should make the holiday gift list.
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May 20, 2008 — Scientists know relatively little about how chronic sleeplessness works or why it disproportionately affects women and people over 65. Gayle Greene, author of Insomniac, explains how sleepless nights can have a devastating effect on daily routines.
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Feb 12, 2008 — She may be a former Miss Virginia, but beauty queen-turned-author Nancy Amanda Redd is on a mission to help young women deal with their body issues. She wrote a new advice book titled Body Drama.
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Apr 18, 2007 — When author Cathryn Jakobson Ramin started to lose her mental edge, she fought back. She talks about her book Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife.
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Jan 25, 2007 — Believe it or not, some of us need to be taught how to sleep. To live up to our true sleep potential — and all the health benefits that come from a good night's rest — the sleep-troubled need to change their nighttime habits. Sleep expert Dr. Helene Emsellem answers your questions about getting a better night's rest.
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Sep 16, 2006 — Late-night studying and partying can cause a college student's waistline to bulge out of control. So Daphne Oz wrote The Dorm Room Diet. She tells Liane Hansen about the methods she offers to help fellow students control their eating habits.
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Jul 20, 2006 — Soldiers who are burned in Iraq owe a debt to the members of the Guinea Pig Club. That's how badly burned Royal Air Force pilots from World War II referred to themselves. As doctors struggled to care for the men, they made major advances in treatment for burn victims — in the medical arena and in the psychological arena as well.
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Jan 30, 2006 — Farai Chideya talks with Kimberly Seals-Allers, author of The Mocha Manual to a Fabulous Pregnancy, which offers practical information to help black women navigate through their pregnancy, and with Dr. Andrea Price-Rutty, who wrote the foreward to the book.
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