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Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:00pm

Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's investigation of Michael Brown's death would be full and fair.

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Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:23pm

Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."

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Christian Gregory On World Cafe

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 5:21pm

Christian Gregory is a British singer who immersed himself in the grooves and style of vintage soul and R&B.

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Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:59pm

Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.

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Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:33pm

The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was "acting erratically."

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Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:29pm

Robert talks to St Louis Public Radio reporter Stephanie Lecci about Tuesday's police shooting in St Louis. Authorities say officers shot and killed a man brandishing a knife.

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Blocked At The Border, Gaza Man's Hopes Of Escape Fade

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:27pm

One man's quest to get out of Gaza and into Egypt highlights Palestinian calls for more freedom of movement.

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Doctors Without Borders: What We Need To Contain Ebola

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:22pm

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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Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:14pm

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?

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Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:59pm

School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.

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'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:58pm

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.

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Guest DJ Ty Segall

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:48pm

On this week's All Songs Considered, fuzz-rock mastermind Ty Segall joins host Robin Hilton to share new music and explain how he changed his entire process to make his terrific new album Manipulator.

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As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Risk Of Sexual Assault

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:19pm

Starting college is exciting, but campus life also comes with risks. So how are parents talking to their kids about avoiding becoming a victim — or even a perpetrator — of sexual assault?

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Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:17pm

Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.

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Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:13pm

The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.

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Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Football's A Punchline

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

It's been over a month since the World Cup ended in Brazil, but the shame of the country's blowout loss remains. Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil's soccer dominance; now, everyone merely speaks of their historic defeat against Germany.

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We Are What We Google: How Search Terms Reflect Our Wealth

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

David Leonhardt recently compared the terms people search for online in places The New York Times figures life is easiest, against the counties where it's hardest. He discusses the results with Robert Siegel.

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Study Shows Sharp Radial Divide In Reaction To Ferguson

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

A recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that there are stark racial divisions in reactions to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Audie Cornish talks to Carroll Doherty, director of political research at Pew, for more.

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A Milestone Marked In Disposal Of Syria's Chemical Weapons

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

President Obama has announced that the U.S. has completed disposal of the most sensitive parts of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The successful disposal is an impressive technical achievement, but serious questions remain about the regime's use of chemical weapons.

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What's Behind The Stark Rise In Children's Disabilities

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:05pm

A recent study finds that the rate of children diagnosed with a disability is rising — particularly among kids who come from a more affluent background. Dr. Amy Houtrow was one of the lead authors on the study, and she speaks with Audie Cornish.

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