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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 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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The Drop

May 9, 2013 — One of Detroit's youngest stars unleashes one of the year's great dance tracks, and reveals a connection to a founder of his hometown scene.
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Feb 8, 2013 — One of the best dance-music producers in the business, DJ Sprinkles remixed Ducktails' "Letter of Intent" into a nine-minute slow burn. How did this happen?
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Oct 18, 2012 — Kaarvai refers to the practice of singers holding notes as long as humanly possible. In "Roses," German electronic producer Michael Mayer seizes on the idea to stretch a beautiful vocal to its limits.
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Oct 4, 2012 — The production duo reworks Wiley's "I'm Skanking" on its new collection of favorites and remixes.
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Sep 20, 2012 — The Spanish producer returns with two new songs — each left off his first album, but both amazing.
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Sep 12, 2012 — One of the original dubstep producers has a new album that incorporates sounds recorded during a trip to Cuba.
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Aug 23, 2012 — "If you're never going to move," Ware sings on the track from her debut album, Devotion, "you'll make me come to you."
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Aug 1, 2012 — The remix of "Look At Where We Are" adds electronic kick without losing the song's human element.
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Jul 25, 2012 — Dan Snaith, who has recorded for years as Caribou, introduces Daphni, a dance-focused alter-ego.
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Jul 18, 2012 — The British singer and producer's dark and immersive new album, Playin' Me, traces the pain inherent in love.
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