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Perceptions of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, have broken down along racial lines. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate writer Jamelle Bouie about the racial dimensions of the case.

Gun buyers are taking advantage of killer deals, with sales doubling this weekend. The FBI's Kimberly Del Greco tells NPR's Rachel Martin that means processing three background checks per second.

Many Syrians fleeing war hope to get to northern Europe. An increasingly popular route is across the Mediterranean to Greece. Those who make it safely often face dire conditions when they arrive.

Those who vaccinate children in Pakistan risk their lives. Correspondent Philip Reeves tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the Taliban is gunning down health workers, who are suspected of being spies.

Colleges are under scrutiny for bungling recent sexual assault cases. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Tovia Smith about why schools, and not police, typically handle these cases.

Food writer Andrea Nguyen dives into the story of banh mi, a Vietnamese street sandwich with a French colonial past that's been popping up on menus around the country.

Between 1981 and 2012, 1 million extra twins were born in the U.S. One economist says all of those twins could be hurting the economy — but another expert points out some perks of twinhood.

Large companies that pay for employees' health insurance often are forbidden from knowing how much providers charge and insurers pay for care. This makes it hard to shop for cost-effective providers.

Fifty years after the desegregation of the South, an oratorio will pay tribute to an unlikely civil rights activist — a waiter named Booker Wright who spoke out about discrimination on the job.

After the bust of the Great Recession, construction cranes once again tower over Miami. The transformation masks a difficult reality: This flashy city also remains one of the nation's poorest.




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