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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 Things Considered for February 27, 2014

Feb 27, 2014 — Pro-Russian forces have captured two buildings in Crimea, even as Russia is offering to protect the ousted Ukrainian president. Meanwhile, the new government in Kiev is warning against separatism.
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Feb 27, 2014 — Ukraine is consistently ranked among the most corrupt countries in the world. Taras Kuzio of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies explains how this corruption has helped fuel recent unrest.
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Feb 27, 2014 — Postponing the start of college for one year is becoming more common. As WGBH's Kirk Carapezza reports, more schools are encouraging students to take a gap year — and even helping pay for them.
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Feb 27, 2014 — A Muslim-led coup last year triggered the violence in the majority-Christian country. But there's a deeper reason: resentment over diamonds and gold, mined by Christians and traded by Muslims.
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Feb 27, 2014 — Alan Cheuse reviews Night in Shanghai, by Nicole Mones.
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Feb 27, 2014 — Nutrition panels just got a big makeover from the Food and Drug Administration. First lady Michelle Obama is announcing the changes on the fourth anniversary of her campaign to fight obesity.
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Feb 27, 2014 — The dairy industry is ending its long-running "Got Milk?" advertising campaign, replacing it with two words: "Milk life." Andrew Novakovic, a professor of agricultural economics, explains the change.
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Feb 27, 2014 — With Libya between chaos and the emergence of a new state, many Libyans are fleeing to other countries. An executive and a revolutionary activist in Tripoli explain their fears and why they may leave.
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Feb 27, 2014 — Last summer, the organization behind the Oscars elected its first African American president: film marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs. She's been working to diversify a monochrome membership.
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Feb 27, 2014 — A correspondence begins in the unlikeliest of ways when a lunch delivery from a Mumbai woman to her office-worker husband accidentally makes its way into a stranger's hands.
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