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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.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · At McCluer High School, just a few miles from where Michael Brown was shot in Ferguson, Missouri, about 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — are getting ready for the upcoming season. David Greene talks to "Sports Illustrated" writer Robert Klemko about his report, "Football in Ferguson."
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · Kelly McEvers talks to Syria expert Shashank Joshi, about President Bashar al-Assad's tenacious grip on power. Joshi is with the Royal Services Institute in London.
 

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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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A Summer With fun

Sep 1, 2012 — We've been following the band on a growth spurt as it crosses the country, and a couple of oceans.
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Aug 18, 2012 — Another stop on our summer tour with the band fun. This week, we check in with lighting director Jackie Finney in Los Angeles, where she's setting up a powerful new lighting system that's possibly a metaphor for the band's growing success.
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Jul 14, 2012 — Guitar technician Shane Timm is one of the many people who make the band fun.'s tour possible. Timm is in charge of the 45 pieces of musical equipment that travel with the band on its summer tour.
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Jun 23, 2012 — For the summer season, we'll follow the rising band behind the hit "We Are Young" — and its backstage crew — as it hits the road.
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