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August 19, 2014 | NPR · More than one week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb, protests continue. On Monday night, police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse demonstrators.
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · The actions in Ferguson, Mo., have inspired talk about the militarization of U.S. police departments. The real question, is whether police have become militarized in their attitude toward the public.
 
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August 19, 2014 | KHN · Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.
 

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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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Jun 30, 2014 — Researchers have unveiled a study in which Facebook users were experimented on to see if their emotional states could be artificially altered. Sound weird? It is.
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Feb 7, 2014 — Inviting people to ignore you is the best and most considerate way to make generous use of hashtags during major and heavily tweeted public events.
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Aug 3, 2013 — The star of Memento, L.A. Confidential and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert anchors an Australian TV series based on the Peter Temple novels about a disenchanted lawyer turned PI.
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Jun 17, 2013 — There was a time — a time long, long ago — when MySpace dominated the teen social-media world. Not anymore. NPR's Sami Yenigun looks at how teenagers use various social platforms in today's increasingly segmented online universe.
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Apr 1, 2013 — Decisions like whether to watch a grisly injury on replay underscore the fact that with less gatekeeping and more personal choice, we're all stuck with wrangling our own curiosity.
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Nov 8, 2012 — A repurposed robot prototype named KUKA, originally designed by the auto industry, is the breakout star of Sans Objet, a performance piece making its debut in the U.S. this month. Randy Gener describes the rewards — and the challenges — involved in working with a nearly 3,000-pound diva.
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Apr 5, 2012 — Google unveiled a video showing off what it intends smartphone-like goggles to be all about. But the elimination of friction from everyday life isn't an entirely positive development.
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Dec 21, 2011 — A new hotline puts the music of Hall & Oates at your fingertips. The question, of course, is: Why?
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Dec 12, 2011 — Some theaters are offering seats from which patrons can tweet about performances and receive information about them in real time. For some, it enhances the experience, but for others, it's a regrettable distraction.
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Dec 2, 2011 — If you ever wonder whether you should mention earworms to Twitter, take our advice: you should not.
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