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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.
 
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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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Boeing 787

Mar 19, 2014 — After a year-long review prompted by a battery fire and other problems, an FAA team has concluded that the jet meets its "intended safety level."
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Jan 14, 2014 — Reports of white smoke from a battery compartment have temporarily grounded a Boeing 787 in Japan, nearly a year after all the new airliners were grounded owing to overheating batteries.
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Jan 6, 2014 — The Chicago-based aircraft maker delivered nearly 650 commercial jetliners and had 5,080 unfulfilled orders on its books for the year.
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Oct 7, 2013 — The purchase of 31 next-generation A350s marks the first time the Japanese carrier has opted to buy from the European aircraft-maker.
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Apr 28, 2013 — Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, the passenger jet that was grounded around the world after flaws in its battery compartment were found to pose a fire risk, is back in the skies. Airlines in Japan and Ethiopia reported no problems after sending the 787 into the sky this weekend.
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Feb 20, 2013 — Japan says an auxiliary battery was improperly connected to the main battery that overheated, forcing an emergency landing.
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Jan 23, 2013 — Ray LaHood says the FAA is in the "business of doing a top to bottom review" and they will let them finish their job. The FAA grounded all of Boeing's 787 Dreamliners to investigate their lithium batteries.
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Jan 16, 2013 — The 50 planes owned by airlines around the world have been pulled out of service. The Federal Aviation Administration and other authorities cite an incident in Japan in which one jet's batteries emitted smoke. The Japanese report came a week after a similar incident occurred in Boston.
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Jan 15, 2013 — The new Boeing jets have had a series of problems in recent weeks. Tuesday's incident involved an All Nippon Airways flight with 137 passengers, all of whom were evacuated from the aircraft.
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Jan 11, 2013 — The new, high-tech planes have suffered a series of problems in recent days — from fuel leaks to a fire. Investigators are going to focus on the 787s' electrical systems and manufacturing processes, according to news reports. The planes won't be grounded. Boeing and the FAA say they're safe.
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