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July 28, 2014 | NPR · A new salvo has been fired in the fight over teacher tenure. A group led by former TV anchor Campbell Brown filed a complaint in New York state court, arguing that tenure laws are preventing the state from providing every child with the "sound, basic education" its constitution guarantees.
 
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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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May 29, 2014 — Correspondent David Schaper was speaking on tape with a community activist about efforts to clean up a Chicago neighborhood when a burst of gunfire erupted down the street.
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May 26, 2014 — The 22-year-old's parents were rushing to stop him from hurting anyone Friday night when they heard news of a shooting and feared their son was involved.
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Feb 15, 2014 — The Florida jury did find Michael Dunn guilty on four lesser charges including attempted second-degree murder in the 2012 killing of a teenager in a Jacksonville gas station parking lot.
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Jan 21, 2014 — The shooting suspect and his alleged victim were reportedly teaching assistants in electrical and computer engineering, under the same professor. The shooting sparked a partial evacuation order Tuesday afternoon.
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Nov 25, 2013 — At more than 50 pages, the summary report issued Monday gives an overview of findings from the investigation into the December 2012 shooting, while omitting controversial details such as 911 call recordings.
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Nov 15, 2013 — Prosecutors in Michigan are charging a man with second-degree murder over an incident in which Renisha McBride, 19, was shot in the face after knocking on a door in a suburb west of Detroit. Theodore Wafer has reportedly told police that he feared a break-in.
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Nov 11, 2013 — Banning R-rated movies for your kids isn't enough to spare them from scenes of gun violence. The amount of gun violence in R-rated films has stayed fairly stable since 1985, while gun violence in PG-13 movies has soared.
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Oct 5, 2013 — The death of Miriam Carey, killed by police gunfire Thursday after leading a car chase from the White House to the Capitol, is prompting questions from her family about whether she deserved to die. The incident, which has not yet been explained, has also led experts to analyze the officers' actions.
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Sep 18, 2013 — An analysis of gun ownership, crime and mental illness in 27 countries found that firearms deaths were more strongly associated with how many people own guns. The rate of mental illness appeared only weakly correlated with firearms deaths.
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Sep 17, 2013 — Sandy Hook may have set a higher bar for gun-related tragedy, at least from a public policy standpoint.
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