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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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Aug 20, 2014 — Starting Thursday, FXX will air all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in the longest single-series marathon in TV history. Fresh Air listens backs to interviews with the show's creator, writers and actors.
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Aug 20, 2014 — NPR's Frank Langfitt discusses the Chinese real estate market, and how officials are selling properties at steep discounts.
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Aug 20, 2014 — The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday.
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Aug 20, 2014 — As calls grow for the president to visit Ferguson, Peter O'Dowd reports it's the latest step in a long journey navigating racial tensions.
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Aug 20, 2014 — U.S. officials have confirmed the authenticity of a video showing the beheading of the American journalist.
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Aug 20, 2014 — Speaking from Martha's Vineyard, the president commented on the video showing the killing of journalist James Foley by ISIS militants.
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Aug 20, 2014 — Covering protests over an Ebola quarantine, NPR photographer David Gilkey found himself in the middle of a riot. He says he doesn't know what was scarier — the bullets or the health risks.
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Aug 20, 2014 — Mario Cotto of KCRW shares a number of new sounds in dance music out of the United Kingdom and New York City.
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Aug 20, 2014 — The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.
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Aug 20, 2014 — The team is out to win the Little League Championship and in the process, they've captured the heart of their home city of Philadelphia.
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