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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Valentine's Day

Feb 13, 2013 — This year, we celebrate Valentine's Day alongside some of our favorite artists. Gustavo Santaolalla, Ruben Albarran, Tego Calderon, Lila Downs, Ana Tijoux and Jorge Drexler all share their favorite love songs.
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Feb 12, 2013 — Before the roses and the romance, Valentine's Day commemorated the Roman Saint Valentine — Valentinus, in Latin. And in her new cookbook, Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes, chef Nigella Lawson offers up simple recipes that celebrate the cuisine of the country Saint Valentine called home.
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Feb 6, 2012 — Valentine's Day only comes once a year, so you might as well take it slow. Turn down the lights and turn up this 67-song mix of soul and lovers' rock, curated by NPR Music's resident DJ, Cuzzin B.
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Feb 14, 2011 — Guest blogger Jimi Izrael shares some of his favorite Valentine's Day films.
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Feb 14, 2011 — After seven years of just being friends, Ken and Barbie have reunited. And as he turns 50, Ken is hard at work tweeting, updating his Facebook page and even using Foursquare to let people know what they're up to.
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Feb 14, 2011 — A controversial Super Bowl ad featuring a black woman attacking her male companion continues to stir debate. In her weekly commentary, host Michel Martin asks why acts of domestic violence, as seen in the ad, are considered funny — and wonders what children take away from such commercials.
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Feb 14, 2011 — Ripped from the not-so-heartening headlines, serious hardcovers about war, recession and natural disaster can certainly kill the mood. In honor of Valentine's Day, Pat Dunnigan offers three alternatives for nighttime reading that will lift your spirits — and raise your pulse.
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Feb 14, 2011 — On Valentine's Day, Krulwich goes deep into the archives of anatomical drawings to see how depictions of our heart has changed throughout history.
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Feb 14, 2011 — Did you forget to make a dinner reservation? Don't panic: Chef Nigella Lawson is here to help with some suggestions for a heartfelt, home-cooked meal. She talks with NPR's Steve Inkseep about her simple but sexy Date Steak ... and for dessert? Churros in hot, chocolate dipping sauce.
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Feb 14, 2011 — If you're part of a same-sex couple, you'll be hard pressed to find a Valentine's Day card that fits your relationship. That problem led a small California company to start making cards for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples — and their family and friends.
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