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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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May 13, 2013 — Charged with 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and other crimes, James Holmes is accused of opening fire on the crowd at a midnight movie last July in Aurora, Colo. Twelve people died and an additional 70 were wounded.
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Jan 10, 2013 — James Holmes is accused of opening fire at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last summer, killing 12 people and wounding dozens of others. He will be formally arraigned Friday on 166 counts of murder, attempted murder and other crimes.
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Jan 8, 2013 — On a 27-second call to police, at least 30 shots can be heard in the background. James Holmes is charged in the murders of 12 people and the wounding of dozens in a movie theater.
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Sep 28, 2012 — Documents released today indicate that school officials may have been more concerned about James Holmes' behavior before the July 20 massacre than has previously been known.
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Aug 7, 2012 — She had been treating James Holmes and became concerned enough to contact University of Colorado police, sources tell the news outlets. But it does not appear that the psychiatrist took additional steps that would have led to him being detained.
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Aug 3, 2012 — The couple detail their experience in a piece for The Daily Beast.
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Aug 3, 2012 — He was sheltering his girlfriend when he was shot and killed. Friends say the 24-year-old Arizona native had a passion for life and always put others first.
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Aug 2, 2012 — When 18-year-old Jarell Brooks saw a woman and her two children trying to crawl to safety, he got between them and the gunman. He says he couldn't have done anything else and lived with himself afterward.
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Aug 2, 2012 — According to KMGH-TV and The Denver Post, in early June the psychiatrist began the process of involving the university's "threat assessment" team. But when James Holmes withdrew from the school in mid-June, the university lost its control over him.
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Jul 30, 2012 — James Holmes faces two counts for each of the 12 people killed and 2 for each of the 58 people wounded in the July 20 shooting rampage at a movie theater. He's also been charged with using deadly weapons and having explosives.
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