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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.
 
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August 21, 2014 | KWMU · The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
 
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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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Weekend Edition Sunday for January 22, 2012

Jan 22, 2012 — Paterno coached at Penn State for 61 years and had a Hall-Of-Fame career that included two national championships and five undefeated seasons. But his long tenure ended amid a child sexual abuse scandal. He died Sunday after developing complications from lung cancer
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Jan 22, 2012 — Mitt Romney's forebears migrated south of the border in the late 1800s, but most returned to the U.S., fleeing the violence of the Mexican revolution. One branch of the family found their way back to Mexico and follow their cousin's campaign with pride.
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Jan 22, 2012 — Shalom Church in Port-au-Prince is just a plywood stage under a patchwork of tattered tarps, but its membership has grown rapidly since the devastating earthquake two years ago. The evangelical mission now claims to have more than 50,000 members and one of the most popular radio stations in Haiti.
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Jan 22, 2012 — A new book combines the memories and culinary skills of one Chinese political dissident who lived through the country's Cultural Revolution. Since food was rationed, Sasha Gong learned to cook with whatever she could find. "There's something about humanity," she says. "It's hard to suppress."
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Jan 22, 2012 — An Islamist party heads Morocco's newly elected government, part of a wave of Islamist election victories following uprisings across North Africa. But unlike in Tunisia and Egypt, Morocco's Islamists came to power as a result of reforms by a monarch, not revolution in the streets.
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Jan 22, 2012 — When it comes to learning an instrument, children have the edge in many respects. Using himself as a guinea pig, psychology professor Gary Marcus resolved to find out whether nonmusical adults have any chance of turning things around.
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Jan 22, 2012 — NPR got a rare behind-the-scenes look at the CIA's Open Source Center, where research analysts troll social media for a new kind of secret — those hiding in plain sight. Nowadays, CIA analysts are also under more pressure to identify potential crises, with as little as a tweet or a status update to go on.
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Jan 22, 2012 — You'll be given two things in the same category. You name the only other thing in the same category that fits between the given things alphabetically. For example, given "Mars" and "Saturn," the answer would be "Mercury."
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