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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 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.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · More than a week now from the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., it's worth asking: Ideally, what should happen with a police officer stops someone in the street?
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.
 

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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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Edward Snowden

Aug 7, 2014 — Snowden has been in exile for a little more than a year, after he leaked a cache of classified documents that revealed some of the United States' most deeply held security secrets.
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Aug 1, 2014 — For months, U.S. officials have said secret data from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was affecting the way terrorists communicate. A Massachusetts company says it has found proof.
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Jul 23, 2014 — Congress is supposed to hold U.S. spy agencies accountable. But as Edward Snowden's disclosures revealed, intelligence officials have not always provided a full or accurate picture.
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Jul 22, 2014 — Unless you have documents, nobody listens. It's a bitter lesson learned by former NSA officials who tried to work within the system to expose what they considered unconstitutional programs.
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Jul 11, 2014 — The hard drives contained information leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. At the time, the White House distanced itself from the U.K. government's actions.
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Jul 9, 2014 — Edward Snowden's asylum in Russia, which was granted last August, is set to expire at the end of this month.
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Jul 6, 2014 — Nine out of 10 communications snagged by the National Security Agency were not from legally targeted foreigners, The Washington Post says.
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May 29, 2014 — The National Security Agency says it has only one email exchange between the former contractor and the NSA's legal branch — concerning a technical issue.
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May 28, 2014 — Targeting what he calls "misleading" statements about his work for the U.S., former NSA contractor Edward Snowden tells NBC's Brian Williams he "was trained as a spy" and lived under a false name.
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May 22, 2014 — The measure, which now goes to the Senate, would require the National Security Agency to get permission before searching phone metadata. But critics say the bill doesn't go far enough.
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