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Left And Right Unite In Criticizing Ferguson Police Response

Friday, August 15, 2014

A shift in police tactics helped ensure protests stayed peaceful in Ferguson, Mo. Critics on both sides of the aisle say the response earlier in the week was heavy-handed and contributed to violence.
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U.S. Policy On Syria Mired In Excess Caution, Official Says

Friday, August 15, 2014

Rick Barton, a top State Department official, says sometimes the U.S. has to take risks in diplomacy. Citing his own frustrations, he says that the Obama administration has yet to come up with a real strategy to resolve the war in Syria and isolate jihadi fighters.
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Massive Rallies Descend On Islamabad, As Authorities Dig In Trenches

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thousands of people are converging on Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, for a protest rally against the government. The protesters began their 300-mile march in Lahore, led by Imran Khan, who believes he was robbed of last year's election by voting fraud. Meanwhile, a populist cleric is leading a separate march on the capital.
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Russian Military Vehicles Reportedly Move Into Ukraine

Friday, August 15, 2014

Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, as government and separatist forces still fight for control of the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.
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The Beltway's Beaten Path: From Simple Road To Symbolic Borderland

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fifty years ago Sunday, the final stretch of the Washington Beltway was completed. In the years since, the road has become a symbol larger than its lanes.
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In The Obituary For A Boxy Van, A Word On What's To Come

Friday, August 15, 2014

Quietly and without fanfare, Ford has stopped producing the Econoline cargo van. The death of the versatile van offers a hint for the future of the car business.
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After Shooting, LAPD Uses Friendlier Face To Avoid Ferguson's Woes

Friday, August 15, 2014

In LA, police shot and killed an African-American man during a scuffle with officers Monday. While it angered many black members of the community, it hasn't sparked the same unrest as in Ferguson, Mo.
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Massive Neighborhood Rehab Gives Detroiters A Much-Needed Boost

Friday, August 15, 2014

To the world, Detroit's bankruptcy may appear one more painful and embarrassing episode in a wretched urban play. But inside the city and throughout southeastern Michigan, the financial mess has galvanized a tremendous amount of goodwill. For one example, Tracy Samilton of Michigan Public Radio points to the rehabilitation of Cody High School.
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Drawing On Pentagon Surplus, Police Now Wield Weapons Of War

Friday, August 15, 2014

Every year, police and sheriffs' departments receive hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of military-style equipment from the Pentagon. The equipment is passed on with the intent to fight drugs and terrorism, but it was on display in Ferguson, Mo., where it was used for crowd control during protests there.
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Southern California Cities Ask Residents To Scrap Water-Guzzling Lawns

Friday, August 15, 2014

To combat the ongoing drought, Southern California cities are offering rebates to property owners willing to tear up their green lawns for more climate-appropriate alternatives. Some entrepreneurial landscaping businesses are taking advantage.
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In Defense Of U.N. Aid In Iraq

Friday, August 15, 2014

For more on the challenges of supporting internally displaced persons in Iraq, Robert Siegel speaks with Kieran Dwyer, the spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Dwyer responds to criticisms of the U.N. agencies trying to help.
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Don Draper? Tywin Lannister? These Aren't Your Father's TV Dads

Friday, August 15, 2014

As part of All Things Considered's series on Men in America, NPR's Eric Deggans considers the way television fatherhood has changed over the past five decades, from Ward Cleaver to Walter White.
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'You're Not Alone': Dads Who Blog Redefine Modern Fatherhood

Friday, August 15, 2014

The time fathers spend with their kids has nearly tripled in a generation. No surprise, then, that hundreds of dads are now blogging about parenting — and challenging stereotypes about fathers.
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Week In Politics: Ferguson And Foreign Policy

Friday, August 15, 2014

Political commentators, Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the protests in Ferguson, Mo., and Hillary Clinton's take on President Obama's policy.
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Baseball Owners Call Up Commissioner Bud Selig's Relief

Friday, August 15, 2014

Major League Baseball owners have selected Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as the league's commissioner. Manfred is the sport's 10th commissioner, selected after six rounds of voting by the 30 MLB owners. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to speak about the news.
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Without Hope Of Help, Neighbors Turn To Makeshift Ebola Quarantine

Friday, August 15, 2014

In the Liberian capital of Monrovia, one community, without help from the government, set up their own quarantine of a family they believed to be infected with Ebola. For two weeks, the family grew sicker and sicker, until finally the ambulance arrived to take them to an isolation ward — but only after the teenage son had died.
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Coogan And Brydon's New 'Trip' Is, Well, A Real Trip

Friday, August 15, 2014

Critic Bob Mondello says The Trip To Italy will make you hungry for all the delicious Italian food its stars ignore in this celebrity-impression-stuffed romp along the gorgeous Amalfi coast.
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A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding — in a virtual sense — inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.
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In 10 Songs, A Pair Of Brothers Beat Tracks Across History

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ethan Johns' sophomore album, The Reckoning, follows the tale of two brothers as they travel across the 1850s American frontier.
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Once-Dilapidated City Train Stations Enjoying A Renaissance

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cities like St. Paul, Minn., and Denver are revitalizing old union stations with brewpubs and cafes. It's part of an effort to spur downtown development and attract young adults and baby boomers.
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