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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
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Taylor Swift Aims For Pop's Throne

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Erstwhile country singer Taylor Swift has a new sound and a new goal: to be the world's biggest pop star, with all the attention and provocation that comes with the job.
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A Tale Of Two Polls

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.
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Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.
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Gay-Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Same-sex-marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they've met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.
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Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."
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Nightly Chaos Disrupts Ferguson Residents' Daily Lives

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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.
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Police Militarization Becomes A Hot Topic

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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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In Case You Didn't Know, Feds Say Raising A Child Is Expensive

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How much does it cost to raise a child these days? The government says it costs $245,340. That's for a child born in 2013 and covers the period from birth to age 18. College not included.
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Islamic State Militants Add To Fears Syrians Face From Assad Regime

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kelly McEvers talks to Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, who's in the besieged city of Aleppo, about the state of the conflict in Syria. Erhaim is with the Syrian Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
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Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Dies At 53

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The skater and surfer was a member of Southern California's Z-Boys team, immortalized in the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. Adams died on Friday after surfing in Mexico.
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Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Millions To Fight ALS

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kelly McEvers talks to Beth Kanter, author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, about the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge and fundraising on social media.
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Owl Flies Into Apartment; Attacks Canary Cage

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sue Sausser woke and found feathers everywhere. Her bird cage was open — one canary was dead, the other terrified. A brown owl had flown into the 10th story apartment through the open balcony door.
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Facebook To Mark Fake News As Satire

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The headline, Obama To Cut Costs By Packing Lunch Every Day For U.S. Populace, is a fake. To make sure you know that, Facebook is going to put the word satire in front of some links in your newsfeed.
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In Ferguson, Family Takes Turns Guarding Front Door

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

As tensions boiled over into violence on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., two reporters from Saint Louis Public Radio sought refuge in a nearby home. We learn how one family copes with the chaos.
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Rare Good News Regarding 5 Ebola Patients In Nigeria

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

David Greene talks to freelance journalist Yinka Ibukun for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in Lagos, Nigeria. The outbreak is happening while a doctor's strike is underway in the country.
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Technology Helps To Keep Rate Of Car Thefts Down

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

David Greene talks with Roger Morris, vice president of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, about the reasons for the dramatic decline in car thefts over the past 20 years.
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World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

USAID's Nancy Lindborg: "What we have now ... are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments."
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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.
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