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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 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 15, 2013 — A viral video from an American Airlines flight highlights a little-known airline policy: no unauthorized photography.
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May 14, 2013 — VIDEO: A would-be Whitney Houston wouldn't stop singing on a flight from Los Angeles to New York City. So, the pilot made an unscheduled stop in Kansas City. As she was led off, the woman serenaded everyone.
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Dec 13, 2012 — The singing superstar's Feb. 11 death sent fans rushing to the Web. Searches for information about her top those for "Gangnam style" and other hot topics, Google Says.
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Apr 4, 2012 — The coroners final report says that Houston was found lying face down in the bathtub of her hotel room.
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Feb 14, 2012 — The singer's funeral will be held on Saturday in Newark, N.J., where the singer was born.
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Feb 13, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how to close the achievement gap between rich and poor, and the opinion page looks at Syria. In the second hour, the U.S. Constitution, and remembering Whitney Houston.
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