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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 19, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
 

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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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May 20, 2014 — The document written by David Barron lays out the legal justification for the overseas targeting of American-born terrorist suspects. Its release could clear Barron's nomination to the federal bench.
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Oct 8, 2013 — Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says the U.S. and Libya can work out differences created by an operation to snatch al-Qaida suspect Abu Anas al-Libi from a street in Tripoli.
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Oct 6, 2013 — Special forces captured an al-Qaida leader in Libya, and a Navy SEAL team struck at a leader of al-Shabab in Somalia. Libya's government is asking the U.S. for an explanation of what it deems a "kidnapping."
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Oct 2, 2013 — The director of national intelligence says that with 70 percent of spy agency staff on furlough, essential staff are being stretched thin.
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Mar 6, 2013 — A Portland, Ore., resident was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The FBI says Reaz Qadir Khan, 48, gave money and advice to a man involved in a deadly 2009 suicide bomb attack on the headquarters of Pakistan's intelligence service in Lahore.
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Sep 19, 2012 — When it comes to having fun with such serious subjects as plagues, terrorist attacks and natural disasters, zombies seem to be the go-to creatures.
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May 29, 2012 — The administration has created a "strange, secret trial in a way," by which it determines which suspected terrorists get marked for death, The New York Times' Scott Shane reports.
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Sep 29, 2011 — At the special communications management units (CMUs), their conversations are monitored 24 hours a day.
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