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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 8, 2014 — Ballerinas and a SWAT team suit up and perform to the music of Icelandic singer sgeir in a single-take video for the song "King And Cross."
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Jul 7, 2014 — Two saxophonists and a drummer call what they make "cave music" — but it's just as powerful at the Tiny Desk. See the trio blend elements of jazz, rock and aggressive dance tracks.
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Jul 7, 2014 — In a new song from Zach Braff's film Wish I Was Here, the reserved singer and the bombastic band find a way to fit together.
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Jul 1, 2014 — A 23-year-old singer-guitarist, Loveless performs gritty, countrified blues-rock in the NPR Music offices. Her three subdued but seething songs paint a picture of a smart, no-nonsense talent.
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Jun 23, 2014 — The Bright Eyes singer performs songs from Upside Down Mountain with help from members of Dawes, recorded live on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the NPR Music offices.
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Jun 20, 2014 — Ten years after Zach Braff put The Shins in the soundtrack of his film Garden State, his new movie, Wish I Was Here, includes a brand new song from the band. Listen to it right here.
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Jun 24, 2014 — The duo crafts an intoxicating mix of dance grooves and heady electronics. See one of 2014's most captivating new bands, recorded live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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Jun 16, 2014 — Singer Sean Rowe has a deep, soulful voice that can stir even the most hardened soul. His latest video, for the song "Madman," documents this primal connection in a series of intimate house concerts.
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Jun 27, 2014 — See tUnE-yArDs recorded live in concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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Jun 9, 2014 — Jack White celebrated the release of his latest solo album, Lazaretto with this live concert, at the historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood, Calif.
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