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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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Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! For June 14, 2014

Jun 13, 2014 — Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news: House Majority Whipped; Madame Author; Boyish Interface
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Jun 13, 2014 — Our panelists answer questions about the week's news: Just Don't Do It!
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Jun 13, 2014 — Our panelists tell three stories about people making a mess of true love, one of which is true.
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Jun 13, 2014 — The suspense writer is known for being enormously prolific, so we've invited her to come play a game called "I got nothin'." Three questions about authors who aren't so lucky.
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Jun 13, 2014 — More questions for the panel: 911 is Not A Joke; Sugar Ray Grok; Caf au Bikini.
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Jun 13, 2014 — Bill reads three news-related limericks: Hungry For Love; Hugo Boss Bermudas; Templeton's Remorse
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Jun 13, 2014 — All the news we couldn't fit anywhere else.
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Jun 13, 2014 — Now that Hillary Clinton's new book is out, our panel predicts who will be the next person to write a huge book nobody wants to read.
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