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Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Face Off

Thu, 2014-08-14 04:09

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters and armored vehicles to try to control an area torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

Thu, 2014-08-14 01:02

The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me?" Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.

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Young Migrants May Request Asylum, But It's Hard To Get

Thu, 2014-08-14 00:30

Amid the emotional debate over the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America, some migrants will be given refugee status while others can try for asylum.

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Who Gets First Dibs On Transplanted Liver? Rules May Change

Wed, 2014-08-13 23:34

Location, location, location too often trumps medical need, some doctors say. But another solution to making the distribution of scarce organs fairer worries some transplant surgeons and patients.

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North Korea Fires Missiles Off Coast As Pope Lands in Seoul

Wed, 2014-08-13 19:36

Upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises, which the north frequently protests, may also have inspired the show of belligerence, reports NPR's Jason Strother.

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In Tense Ferguson, Mo., 2 Reporters Caught In Arrests

Wed, 2014-08-13 17:52

When SWAT officers swept through a McDonald's restaurant, they arrested not just locals, but journalists working for The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, The Associated Press reports.

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Tiger Woods Won't Play In Ryder Cup, Will Rest Back Until December

Wed, 2014-08-13 17:04

The golfer says on his website that his trainer and doctors have urged him not to play or practice for the next several months.

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Hagel: Rescue Mission On Iraq's Mount Sinjar Less Likely

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:41

A U.S. assessment team sent to the mountain concluded there were far fewer Yazidi refugees stranded there than previously thought, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

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Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer

Wed, 2014-08-13 15:02

It's not just Americans who are oversalted. A new study reports that sodium takes a global toll, attributing 1.65 million deaths from cardiovascular disease to sodium consumption.

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Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

Wed, 2014-08-13 14:30

Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.

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City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

Wed, 2014-08-13 13:23

A gas station in Somerset, Ky., was opened recently by city officials as a way to try to lower gas prices. Critics call it a socialist move and say government competition isn't fair to local firms.

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UNICEF Report: Africa's Population Could Hit 4 Billion By 2100

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:33

UNICEF predicts that Africa will have more than 4 billion people by 2100. Depending on how Africa's governments handle the upswing, that could mean a boom in the economy or a rise in mass poverty.

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Secrets Spawned Of Machismo, Matchmaking And MySpace

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:23

What does it take to be a man? In writer Matt de la Peña's family, it's meeting your woman in a traditionally macho way. Until now, he hasn't told them how he really met his wife eight years ago.

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Between Ferguson's Police And Population, A Racial Divide

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

Robert Siegel speaks with local political leader Patricia Bynes of Ferguson, Mo., about the clashes between residents and police taking place there since the weekend. Unrest erupted after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by police recently in the St. Louis suburb.

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In The Absence Of Answers, Protests Fill Ferguson's Silence

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The community of Ferguson, Mo., remains on edge after a police shooting left an unarmed black teenager dead over the weekend. Clashes have erupted between protesters and police, and an officer was involved in another shooting overnight.

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Once Gateways, Turkey's Border Towns Now Close Doors On Islamic State

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

After a long period of supporting Islamist militants like the Islamic State, Turkish towns along the Syrian border are now cracking down. Souad Mekhennet co-wrote a story in The Washington Post about the formerly friendly attitude and its reversal. She speaks with Robert Siegel.

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Introducing Iraq's New Appointee For Prime Minister

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The era of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appears to be coming to an end after eight turbulent years. Haider al-Abadi, the man set to replace him, is not a previously well-known figure. NPR's Alice Fordham has interviewed him, and she tells Melissa Block more about him.

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After 78 Years, A First: Math Prize Celebrates Work Of A Woman

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The International Mathematical Union has announced the four winners of its prestigious Fields Medal. The group includes Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the prize in its long history.

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West African Doctors Plead For Access To Experimental Ebola Serum

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

The Ebola outbreak has taken a particularly high toll on health workers, with more than 100 cases of health workers infected with the disease. West Africans are now requesting access to experimental drugs that have been used on Western health workers.

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Why We've Been Seeing More 'Yellowface' In Recent Months

Wed, 2014-08-13 12:17

You might have heard a lot recently about non-Asian people donning makeup or clothing to appear Asian. But why is it that we're seeing so much of this phenomenon, widely referred to as "yellowface"?

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