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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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Jul 7, 2014The Chicago Tribune called it "the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year." The number of shootings in the city has risen since last year even as the homicide rate has fallen.
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Apr 22, 2014 — That follows 33 shootings the weekend before and 27 one week before that. As the weather is warming, the deadly incidents are on the rise again.
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Apr 15, 2014 — As family members of those killed Sunday outside Jewish centers near Kansas City speak, they're focusing on fond memories of their lost loved ones. But they're crushed by the gunman's senseless acts.
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Apr 14, 2014 — Frazier Glenn Cross, also known as Glenn Miller, is accused of killing three people Sunday during attacks on a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home.
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Apr 4, 2014 — Wednesday's shooting rampage, which left three victims dead and another 16 wounded, ended when Spc. Ivan Lopez reportedly killed himself. The officer had drawn her weapon and engaged the gunman.
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Apr 3, 2014 — Also: Secretary of the Army says background checks on the soldier who killed at least three people and wounded 16 before taking his own life showed "no involvement with extremist organizations."
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Mar 10, 2014 — In his first extensive comments about what his son did, Peter Lanza tells The New Yorker that "you can't get any more evil." Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six educators at a Connecticut school.
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Jan 14, 2014 — Police say the suspected shooter has been taken into custody. Two students were injured.
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Jan 14, 2014 — Witnesses say one man was upset by another's texting during the previews at an afternoon screening of Lone Survivor in a Tampa-area theater. The dispute allegedly ended with the man who had been texting being shot and killed. The suspect has been charged with second-degree murder.
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Dec 4, 2013 — A federal judge said Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, was a flight risk and a danger to the community. Ciancia is accused of opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport last month, killing a TSA officer.
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