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August 19, 2014 | NPR · More than one week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, protests continue. On Monday night, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · The actions in Ferguson, Mo., have inspired talk about the militarization of U.S. police departments. The real question, is whether police have become militarized in their attitude toward the public.
 
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August 19, 2014 | KHN · Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.
 

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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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All Songs Considered Newsletter

Jun 25, 2013 — Host Bob Boilen welcomes summer with a set of languid songs, including a Guggenheim Museum commission and a 1980s synth-pop classic re-imagined for minimalist piano. Meanhwile, co-host Robin Hilton gets loud with Drug Church and Ebony Bones.
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Jun 24, 2013 — What does your stereo look like in the year 2013? Is it just an iPod plugged into a couple of tiny speakers? Or is it a major sound system with heavy duty components and a massive sub woofer? Whatever it is, we want to see it.
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Jul 7, 2013 — A reader can choose only 10 songs for a DJ to play at her wedding. How can she narrow down her list?
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Jun 24, 2013 — Griffin has always had a gift for locating a song's nerve endings; for surveying her subject matter and identifying the most efficient possible pathways to listeners' emotions. At the NPR Music offices, Griffin and her band perform three songs from her new album, American Kid.
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Jan 9, 2011 — Hear a non-stop mix of every song ever played on All Songs Considered. Enjoy old favorites, brand-new tracks and exclusive live concert recordings from the archive. Tune in any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Jun 18, 2013 — On this week's All Songs Considered, we hear a preview of some of the albums we're most excited about this summer. A rotating cast of NPR Music team folks join hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to talk about new music from Kanye West, Neko Case, No Age and more.
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Jun 18, 2013 — So far, 2013 has been a banner year for comeback records, with veteran artists such as David Bowie, My Bloody Valentine and Daft Punk releasing new albums after long breaks. So what veteran artist or band should be next? Any votes for Mott The Hoople?
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Jun 17, 2013 — The French electronic duo sits with NPR's Sami Yenigun to talk about their latest album, and share some of their favorite music by other artists, including James Blake, The Strokes and the '70s disco band Chic.
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Jun 17, 2013 — One of the world's finest folksingers channels the spirit of Woody Guthrie at the NPR Music offices. As he has throughout his long career, Bragg finds a way to blend politics and music with grace, charm and a rough edge.
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Jun 16, 2013 — The Chicago band's third album unleashes a sparkly charm offensive that practically rolls down your car windows for you. Sweet and dreamy, slick and sunny, Soft Will is the sound of weaponized agreeability.
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