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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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Mar 4, 2009 — In 1943, Joseph Farish was based at Camp Kilmer, N.J. Before leaving to fight in World War II, he traveled to New York City and lost his dog tags. Last week, Sydney Rector, 19, and her boyfriend, Stevin Tyska, spotted one of the tags in a tunnel in Manhattan and tracked down its long-lost owner.
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Feb 28, 2009 — NPR's social media strategist, Andy Carvin, spends most of his time working behind the scenes, but once a month or so, he finds his way on air to talk about Internet culture. For Weekend Edition, he found himself talking about technology — and Twitter in particular — to a most unlikely person.
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Jan 29, 2009 — Desiree Rogers talks about her social vision for the White House. The Obamas want to transform the White House into the "People's House" and it's Rogers' job to make that happen. She talks about the challenges of the job, why she chose to accept the position, and what parties she's planning.
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Dec 20, 2008 — Scott Simon's 5-year-old daughter has fallen in love — with ballet. As she twirls around his life, he feels the humbling power of a parent's proud amazement. It's all a bit dizzying for Dad, too.
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Dec 12, 2008 — When the Amish of Lancaster, Pa., need to buy a farm, they turn to one local banker for credit. Bill O'Brien says he has never lost money on an Amish deal. Amid the national mortgage crisis, his Hometowne Heritage Bank is having its best year yet.
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Nov 25, 2008 — Were the tragedies of Sophocles written for soldiers dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder? The artists behind The Philoctetes Project think so — and they argue that the millennia-old plays can help today's veterans cope.
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Nov 19, 2008 — Comedian Stephen Colbert had just dropped his kids off at school when an NPR story piqued his interest. The Colbert Report host paused in his driveway to hear the end of a Fresh Air interview ... with himself.
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Nov 5, 2008 — Congressman John Lewis of Atlanta faced no general election opposition and was re-elected unanimously. Lewis, a civil rights hero, was an ardent Barack Obama supporter. Lewis said Tuesday night "was an unbelievable night."
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Sep 25, 2008Youth Radio's Mark Anthony Waters used to hear straight guys in his inner-city neighborhood whisper about his style on the bus. Now, they're copying his look.
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Sep 2, 2008 — Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis says that music is the "art of the invisible" — it is memory, intention and imagination. Marsalis explains his relationship to jazz in his new book, Moving to Higher Ground, and talks about how music changed his life.
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