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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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Election 2012

Nov 7, 2012 — A closely watched vote on food labeling ends at California's ballot box, but supporters of genetically modified food labeling say a new food movement is just getting warmed up. Labeling supporters were far outspent by opponents like major food companies Monsanto and Kraft.
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Nov 7, 2012 — Throughout election night 2012, NPR was bustling with a decidedly calm team of journalists and staff covering all the results. Take a look at some of the pictures captured from the evening.
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Nov 6, 2012 — A map and key of NPR's Election Night 2012 team working out of Studio 4A, our storied command center at NPR Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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Nov 5, 2012 — On election night, NPR reporters won't be the only ones sending out up-to-the-minute news and insights from NPR HQ. Our Social Media Team will host a group of analysts and students to post up in our board rooms and blog, Tweet, crunch numbers and live-sketch what's happening at NPR.
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Nov 5, 2012 — GOP challenger Mitt Romney has been walking a tightrope — appearing to moderate his position on the one hand, while maintaining a strict anti-abortion stance on the other.
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Nov 2, 2012 — Revisit highlights from the 2012 presidential campaign through the eyes of our journalists.
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Nov 1, 2012 — Audience surveys find that many of you dislike interviews with ordinary voters (especially if it's with someone you disagree with). I agree that the practice, born out of American populism, is overdone on NPR and in the mainstream media. This is sure to get me in trouble with the American journalism fraternity, but no one else in the world does what we do.
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Oct 28, 2012 — Freshman Republican Joe Walsh's bombastic rants frequently get him into trouble, even with members of his own party. He's facing a tough Democratic opponent in Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, who lost both of her legs in combat.
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Oct 19, 2012 — For all the attention on female voters, the gender gap is no less among white men. They voted in large numbers against Barack Obama four years ago, and are expected to do so again this year. At a motorcycle festival in Florida, some of these voters weigh in on the GOP ticket and the election.
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Oct 10, 2012 — States in the Deep South traditionally vote Republican in every presidential election. However, a string of "blue" counties curve through Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. And the reason for this political anomaly seems to lie with ancient oceans and dead plankton.
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