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August 21, 2014 | NPR · The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
 
August 21, 2014 | NPR · Kelly McEvers talks to Syria expert Shashank Joshi, about President Bashar al-Assad's tenacious grip on power. Joshi is with the Royal Services Institute in London.
 

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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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May 30, 2009 — Kiss the cook — because she's responsible for most of human evolution, according to Harvard anthropologist Richard Wrangham. Wrangham talks with host Jacki Lyden about his new book, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human.
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May 16, 2009 — Astronauts from the space shuttle Atlantis went on their third space walk Saturday to repair the Hubble space telescope's camera and install new equipment. Guest host Rebecca Roberts talks about how the Hubble has impacted the world of astronomy with astronomer Dave Rodrigues, also known as the AstroWizard.
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Apr 25, 2009 — Lyuba, a 1-month-old baby mammoth, walked the tundra about 40,000 years ago and then died mysteriously. She miraculously reappeared on a riverbank in northwestern Siberia in 2007, discovered by a reindeer herder. She is the most perfectly preserved woolly mammoth ever discovered and gives researchers their best chance yet to build a genetic map of a species that vanished at the end of the last ice age. Host Jacki Lyden talks to paleontologist Dan Fisher.
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Apr 18, 2009 — When you pull apart a nice, juicy navel orange, why do you find those cute little sections hiding in the center?
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Apr 4, 2009 — The mission: Travel more than 600 miles across the Arctic Ocean, in temperatures down to 40 degrees below zero. It's the Catlin Arctic Survey, a British expedition to the North Pole. Its goal is to collect data to help scientists determine how fast the sea ice is disappearing.
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Mar 28, 2009 — Remember playing with dolls or action figures, using your imagination to create fantastic worlds in your own bedroom? These new toys also use the power of the mind — in fact, they're controlled by brain waves.
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Mar 21, 2009 — David Ewing Duncan decided to subject himself to more than 200 physical and mental tests — not just for fun, but to write a book about his experience. It's called Experimental Man. Duncan talks with host Jacki Lyden about how close we are to a future where tests can predict our precise risk for developing illness.
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Mar 14, 2009 — It costs $20 million to battle the invasive lamprey in the Great Lakes. The blood-sucking fish is killing off many species of native fish there. But scientists have developed a "love potion" made of the fish's own pheromones to lure the lamprey into traps.
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Mar 7, 2009 — The latest version of Amazon's electronic book reader features the latest in text-to-speech technology. Could a dystopian future where NPR hosts are replaced by soulless robots soon be upon us?
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Feb 28, 2009 — It's a little yellow bud, and when you put it in your mouth, something strange happens. It's a reaction that feels "a little north of Pop Rocks, and south of putting a 9-volt battery in your mouth."
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