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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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Sandra Fluke

Feb 5, 2014 — The women's rights advocate and lawyer has said she plans to run instead for the California state Senate spot currently held by Ted Lieu.
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Feb 4, 2014 — Fluke, a political lightning rod in 2012, might be joining what figures to be a crowded race to succeed retiring California Rep. Henry Waxman.
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Sep 6, 2012 — A classic Bill Clinton speech, a defense of Obamacare from women and a platform distraction were highlights from the DNC in Charlotte.
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Mar 13, 2012 — Students aren't employees, and student health plans are generally individual policies that the students buy on their own, even if they're offered through the college. So mandatory coverage of birth control for students shouldn't be delayed past August, but it could take longer for the faculty, advocates say.
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Mar 7, 2012 — David Axelrod, the president's political strategist, indicated to journalists Wednesday that Obama's campaign will use Romney's response to the Limbaugh's misogynistic comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke to further define the Republican frontrunner as someone without the mettle to be president.
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Mar 7, 2012 — The radio show host also says two sponsors who canceled because of his comments about a Georgetown University law student now want to return to his show. He declined to name those companies.
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Mar 6, 2012 — Just as dozens of advertisers were abandoning Rush Limbaugh's radio show, a pro-Gingrich superPAC actually increased its ad buy on the program. Rick Tyler, a spokesman for Winning Our Future explained that Limbaugh's show reaches more of the primary voters the superPAC wants to reach than any other show.
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Mar 6, 2012 — By far the biggest return on investment would come from expanding access to family planning through Medicaid, a Brookings Institution analysis finds.
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Mar 5, 2012 — AOL today joined other advertisers to pull adds from the radio host's nationally syndicated program in the wake of his words about a young woman who has spoken out in favor of insurers paying the cost of women's contraception services.
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Mar 2, 2012 — With it being a general election year and the president counting on getting enough of the women's vote to win re-election, the phone call takes on a bigger meaning. Comforting someone like Fluke who was targeted by Limbaugh for siding with Obama's contraception policy was the kind of symbolic act that could pay dividends for the president come November.
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