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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.
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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Nov 15, 2011 — The forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans in the 1830s is taught in most classrooms, but few know the story behind the story. In An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trail of Tears, Daniel Blake Smith documents the series of decisions leading up to the relocation.
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Jul 9, 2007 — Thousands of Chinese immigrants were subjected to riots and other acts of violence designed to drive them out of towns in the American West during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Their little-known history is the subject of author Jean Pfaelzer's latest book, Driven Out. Pfaelzer talks about this overlooked chapter of America's history.
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Mar 10, 2007 — From the Civil War into the 1920s, white mobs violently expelled virtually all of their black neighbors in dozens of towns across the South. A new book, Buried in the Bitter Waters, describes this oft-forgotten history of racial cleansing.
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