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A Look At How Obama Has Navigated Racial Tensions

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:12pm

As calls grow for the president to visit Ferguson, Peter O'Dowd reports it's the latest step in a long journey navigating racial tensions.

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James Foley Remembered For His 'Extraordinary Courage'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:08pm

U.S. officials have confirmed a grisly video showing Islamic State militants beheading the American journalist.

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Obama: World 'Appalled' By Killing Of James Foley

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:06pm

Speaking from Martha's Vineyard, the president commented on the video showing the killing of journalist James Foley by ISIS militants.

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Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:51am

Covering protests over an Ebola quarantine, NPR photographer David Gilkey found himself in the middle of a riot. He says he doesn't know what was scarier — the bullets or the health risks.

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DJ Sessions: Dance Music From The U.K. And Beyond

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:50am

Mario Cotto of KCRW shares a number of new sounds in dance music out of the United Kingdom and New York City.

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L.A. Moves To Arrest Fewer Misbehaving Students

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:40am

The change in the school district's policy is the culmination of a long fight by judges, government officials, advocates and attorneys.

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Philly Has Taney Dragons Fever

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:35am

The team is out to win the Little League Championship and in the process, they've captured the heart of their home city of Philadelphia.

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Viking's Choice: Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, 'I Ain't Waiting'

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:21am

The guitar virtuoso seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead, taking a line from the former's iconic "Marquee Moon" as a song title.

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Senate Tracker: A Tough Fight In Kentucky

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:20am

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state, is trying to unseat longtime U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

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Historian: Ferguson Exposes Need For New Leadership

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:12am

Peniel Joseph says the difference between today and the civil rights movement in the 1960s is that there are no unifying leaders.

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Grand Jury To Begin Hearing Evidence On Ferguson Shooting

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:06am

The grand jury will decide whether to bring charges against the Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Playlist: Poolside Listens

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:54am

Dive into some deep ideas as you relax by the pool this summer.

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Soft Immortality: Would You Do It?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:43am

Is immortality something desirable, or a many-headed monster? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says that as medical science extends our lifespan, the question becomes more real all the time.

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Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:30am

Residents of the capital's West Point neighborhood woke up to learn no one can enter or leave the area for 21 days — the time it takes to determine whether someone exposed to Ebola was infected.

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Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:56am

Activists around the country say Michael Brown's death and the police response has strengthened their resolve to fight injustice.

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Gaza Violence Resumes; Hamas Military Chief Targeted

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:56am

Israel says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, and it carried out at least 60 airstrikes in response.

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What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:23am

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

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Top Stories: Militants Purportedly Kill Journalist; Ferguson Latest

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:19am

Also: Huge protests in Pakistan call on the Prime Minister to resign; landslides in Hiroshima kill many people; and North Korea insults Secretary of State John Kerry's "lantern jaw".

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A 'Different Dynamic' In Ferguson, But With 47 Arrests

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:12am

Tear gas and Molotov cocktails were absent in Ferguson last night, as protesters and police avoided clashes that have marred demonstrations over an unarmed teen's death in the St. Louis suburb.

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Book News: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Memoir To Be Published

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:51am

Also: Poet Simin Behbahani, known as the "Lioness of Iran," has died; novelist Lev Grossman on finding his vocation.

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