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After A Traffic Stop, Teen Was 'Almost Another Dead Black Male'

Friday, August 15, 2014

Patsy Hathaway, who is white, thought "love would conquer all" when it came to how others would treat her adopted son, Alex Landau. That changed after he was severely beaten by police when he was 19.

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Ferguson Pastor: This Is Not A Race Issue; This Is A Human Issue

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Rev. Willis Johnson's church is in the Missouri town where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. His recent interaction with an angry teen protester was emotional for him.

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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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Exclusive First Read: Jules Feiffer's 'Kill My Mother'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Read an exclusive pre-publication excerpt of Jules Feiffer's first graphic novel, Kill My Mother. It's a classic noir tale with delightfully strong, flawed female leads and some modern plot twists.

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Author Explores Irony And Identity In 'A Chinaman's Chance'

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Eric Liu, a former presidential speech writer, addresses in his book how his American identity is "completely infused by [his] Chinese-ness."

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In Nicaragua, Explaining A Complicated Peace

Monday, August 11, 2014

NPR's Eyder Peralta is on the road in Nicaragua for the next two weeks, using our tumblr to try to explain why this country has remained peaceful while its neighbors are besieged by violent crime.

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Rural Town Needs Plumber, Hopes A Student Will Take The Plunge

Sunday, August 10, 2014

There's no licensed plumber in Jackman, Maine. So one family is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a local student or former graduate willing to get licensed as a plumber and return to work there.

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Entrepreneur Looks Beyond Africa's Problems To Focus On Solutions

Sunday, August 10, 2014

To promote global trade, Vital Sounouvou founded a company that connects producers with traders, allowing a farmer in Benin to sell products to a buyer in South Africa — with just a cellphone.

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Sept. 11 Changed Everything: Following 3 Women In The National Guard

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In spring 2001, Desma Brooks, Michelle Fischer and Debbie Helton signed up for the National Guard expecting just a few days of drills each month. Soldier Girls tells the stories of their deployments.

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Who's The Boss? Sinead O'Connor Has A New Answer

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In an extended interview, the singer addresses exploitation in the music industry, her own troubled childhood and what she's learned from Beyoncé, Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin.

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These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sharks are sensitive to electromagnetic fields, thanks to certain receptors in their snouts. Surfers, divers and others nervous about attacks can strap on field-generating devices for peace of mind.

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'Global Village' Presents New Collaborations In Latin Music

Saturday, August 09, 2014

World music DJ Betto Arcos returns to spin his favorite new collaborations between female singers and guitarists.

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'Building A Better Teacher': Dissecting America's Education Culture

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Author Elizabeth Green argues that effective teaching is a craft, not a skill teachers have naturally. She says teachers need more mentorship — not just more mandates.

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Fear Of Tunnels, Not Rockets, Rattles Israeli Community

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Residents of a town near the Gaza border say they know how to respond to rocket fire. They're less certain about how to protect themselves from potential attacks by militants using secret tunnels.

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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

Saturday, August 09, 2014

An architectural firm is designing a zoo that will forgo cages, working barriers into a natural landscape. "You won't have a lonely tiger walking around inside a cage," says architect Bjarke Ingels.

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Ukraine Rebels Reportedly Make Cease-Fire Offer

Saturday, August 09, 2014

The self-styled prime minister of the Independent Donetsk republic says his forces are willing to stop the fighting to avert a humanitarian crisis.

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Exasperating Detour Drives One Brit To Build His Own Road

Saturday, August 09, 2014

When construction made his trip to town take 10 times longer, a businessman made a deal with a local farmer over a pint at the pub and built a private toll road.

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Perry And Cruz Do The Presidential Candidacy Dance

Saturday, August 09, 2014

At RedState's convention Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tried to capture the attention of GOP voters, but they two-stepped around the question of whether they will run in 2016.

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Magos Herrera And Javier Limon Serve Up Musical Tapas

Saturday, August 09, 2014

The jazz singer and flamenco guitarist paired up for the new album Dawn, which features both American and Latin jazz standards, as well as classic Mexican folk songs.

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