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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.
 
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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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Best Music Of 2012 Featured Triptych

Dec 22, 2012 — This is what 2012 sounded like to us. These are the songs that made us smile, cried with us, put our hands in the air and brought us back down to earth.
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Dec 5, 2012 — The DJs and music directors at public radio stations have some of the best ears in the business. So we asked them to create a 24/7 channel collecting their favorite music of the year.
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Dec 19, 2012 — It's hard to keep track of new artists these days. So we asked our colleagues around the country to recommend recent discoveries from their communities. Download 10 songs that helped put these musicians on the map in 2012.
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Dec 22, 2012 — The albums that sum up our year span genres and borders. From Astro to Wadada Leo Smith, Fiona Apple to Frank Ocean, here are 50 albums that made 2012 great.
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Dec 12, 2012 — Thousands of votes poured in from our listeners, telling us their favorite albums for 2012. In the end, a record that didn't come out until this fall wound up in the number one spot.
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Dec 5, 2012 — The list of lists. See all of NPR Music's 2012 favorites in one place.
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