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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."
 
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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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food trends

May 2, 2014 — Small, independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They're not far off from the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but have been updated for the modern foodie.
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Nov 19, 2013 — Trendy turkey recipes from years past included tandoori turkey and grilled turkey. This year, tried-and-true roast turkeys are back, according to two food bloggers who combed 11 food magazines in search of top Thanksgiving recipes.
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Mar 9, 2013 — Almost one-third of Americans say they're trying to avoid eating gluten, according to a new survey. This despite the fact that only a small fraction of those people have celiac disease.
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Jan 3, 2013 — Peruvian food, iPad menus and artisan cheese are all on the menu for 2013, but woe to the gazpacho. According to a survey by the National Restaurant Association, the tangy soup and those teeny sliders are on the way out.
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May 3, 2012 — Hot sauce is one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S., and there are thousands of connoisseurs out there who call themselves chili-heads. If you're not one of them, but you'd like to learn, our experts offer some tips on how to start.
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Apr 12, 2012 — Burger King's new dessert is available at a limited number of locations. It is just the latest example of a fast food chain following a trend that high-end eateries embraced years ago.
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Dec 6, 2011 — From comfort food to foraging to food trucks, we take a look at and round up the latest food trend lists for 2011 and 2012.
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Oct 31, 2011 — Variety meats, or offal, were once common on American dinner tables before industrial-style livestock production made other cuts more affordable and available. But now some chefs say they are bringing them back because they're flavorful and more economical.
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