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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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Found Recipes

Jul 3, 2014 — When strawberries are in season, the Food Network's Amy Thielen's thinks of jam — sun jam. She shares her grandmother's method for making preserves with little more than sugar and the summer sun.
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Jun 12, 2014 — For those who love a green lawn, those pesky yellow flowers can be an eyesore. For Irish chef Darina Allen, they're the key ingredient in a sweet, summertime treat.
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May 22, 2014 — Chef Edward Lee was introduced to sauerkraut by New York City's hot dog carts. But when he tried his mother-in-law's recipe, he knew it deserved a better pairing: five-spice-rubbed pork ribs.
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May 9, 2014 — Skillingsboller: a $10 word for sweets that cost just 1 shilling. Chef and stylist Paul Lowe says these Norwegian cinnamon buns make for a golden — and gooey — gift on Mother's Day.
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Apr 17, 2014 — When Poppy Tooker was a kid, her favorite dish was her great-grandmother's Peas in a Roux. Only years later did Tooker discover that canned peas — not fresh or frozen — were the key to the recipe.
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Apr 10, 2014 — The souffle has inspired fear in the hearts of American cooks for decades. But the fluffy French dish is the victim of a bad rap, says baker Greg Patent — and he has a recipe to remedy it.
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Mar 27, 2014 — When a recipe for Ebinger's Blackout Cake surfaced long after the bakery's demise, Katie Workman knew it was just the thing to make her grandfather. Little did she know the trial that was yet to come.
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Mar 20, 2014 — Punish Stew is more than a comfort food: It's a dish that turned a dinner table into a battleground. Award-winning chef John Currence shares the recipe, and the story, of the stew he hates and loves.
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Feb 27, 2014 — Eggs and milk might make for a breakfast you'd expect to find on your table each Monday. But with Fat Tuesday fast arriving, Poppy Tooker gives this standard fare some twists fit for Mardi Gras.
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Feb 20, 2014 — Food writer Julia della Croce got quite a surprise when she discovered a purple variety of sweet potato at the market — and her signature Italian dumplings got a kick of color.
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