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August 28, 2014 | NPR · James Tomsheck was pushed out of his job as internal affairs chief for Customs and Border Protection in June. He warns the agency has become a paramilitary organization with little accountability.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · U.S. and Russian experts recently met on neutral territory, on an island in Finland, to try to work through issues that have been building up ever since Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · Foster Farms has been accused of poisoning its customers with salmonella bacteria. But in recent months, the company has become a leader in the poultry industry's fight against the foodborne pathogen.
 

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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.
 
August 28, 2014 | NPR · The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.
 
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August 28, 2014 | NPR · The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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May 16, 2013 — Michel Martin speaks to Mark Anthony Neal about his new book, Looking For Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities. It looks at some of the ways black men have been portrayed in pop culture throughout history.
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Jul 20, 2007 — This summer, cultural institutions are commemorating the 1967's Summer of Love. But most of the 40-year retrospectives have skimmed over the emergence of soul and R&B music that summer. Pop culture expert Mark Anthony Neal talks about the political and social significance of the music.
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Oct 21, 2005 — On the the eve of the MLB World Series, commentator Mark Anthony Neal recalls his first experience with the game at age 5 — and how, decades later, watching baseball has become one of the ways he remembers his youth. Neal is an associate professor with the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University and author of New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity.
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Oct 14, 2005 — Mark Anthony Neal details why he has chosen not to participate in this weekend's Millions More Movement march. Neal is an associate professor with the Department of African and African-American Studies at Duke University and author of New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity.
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Jun 16, 2005 — The commentator pays homage to his father's record collection. Neal is an associate professor with the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University and author of New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity.
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Jan 19, 2005 — Hip-hop scholar and Northeastern University professor Murray Forman joins culture critic Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University to talk with NPR's Tony Cox about their new book That's the Joint: The Hip-Hop Studies Reader.
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