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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 19, 2014 | NPR · 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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August 19, 2014 | NPR · 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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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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Food

Aug 20, 2014 — Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.
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Aug 19, 2014 — 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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Aug 18, 2014 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger, Roman-Style. At M Burger, that means two grilled cheese sandwiches replace the bun.
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Aug 18, 2014 — A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
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Aug 18, 2014 — Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.
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Aug 17, 2014 — Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.
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Aug 15, 2014 — Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in protein bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.
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Aug 14, 2014 — A study found that 60 percent of elderly patients who visited an emergency department in 2013 were malnourished. But doctors say it can be relatively easy to help seniors get the food they need.
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Aug 14, 2014 — Sayur manis is a green vegetable that tastes like spinach with a hint of asparagus when cooked. It's packed with nutrients, but the raw leaves have been linked to outbreaks of lung failure.
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Aug 14, 2014 — When President Obama visited Kansas City, Mo., for a speech about the economy, he had dinner with four people who had written him letters and wound up sharing his fries.
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