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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?
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
 

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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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Aug 11, 2014 — The presidential election has dragged on for months and it's still not clear who the winner is or when he will take office. NPR's Sean Carberry takes a firsthand look at the slow-motion vote count.
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Aug 10, 2014 — In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.
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Aug 8, 2014 — Secretary of State John Kerry is in Afghanistan for the second time in less than a month. The two presidential candidates have agreed to resolve the disputed election and set an inauguration date.
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Aug 7, 2014 — The soldier resented the Taliban, according to fellow soldiers. But he was apparently upset that male British troops were training female Afghan soldiers, they say.
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Aug 6, 2014 — The latest incident comes just a day after an apparent insider attack killed a U.S. major general and left more than a dozen wounded. All who were injured Tuesday are expected to live.
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Aug 6, 2014 — A machine gun attack by a man wearing an Afghan military uniform killed a U.S. 2-star U.S. Army general on Tuesday. Major General Harold Greene was killed at a coalition training facility in Kabul.
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Aug 5, 2014 — NPR has confirmed that U.S. Army Major Gen. Harold Greene was killed in Tuesday's "green-on-blue" attack in Afghanistan. It was his first deployment to the country.
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Aug 5, 2014 — A U.S. Army major general was killed and another 15 other soldiers — including a German brigadier general — were injured when a man dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire on them. The attack took place in Kabul City, Afghanistan.
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Aug 3, 2014 — Election officials in Afghanistan are preparing for an audit of all the votes cast in the June election after the two candidates disagreed on how to determine which votes were fraudulent.
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Jul 18, 2014 — The Afghan presidential election has been a financial disappointment. Businesses say revenue is down, and even companies you'd think would make money off a campaign, say they're in the red.
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