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Powerful Earthquake Rattles Northern California

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the Bay Area of California early Sunday morning. The quake caused some injuries and heavy damage to buildings, particularly in Napa.

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Picking Sides At Day Camp: Confederacy Or Union?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

At typical summer day camps, kids swim, do arts and crafts and face off on the soccer field. But at a one-day program in North Carolina, 8- to 12-year-olds take sides in the Civil War.

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Earthquake, Aftershocks Shake Northern California

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dozens of people were injured Sunday morning when a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit northern California. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Craig Miller of member station KQED about the situation in Napa.

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3 White House Aides To Attend Michael Brown's Funeral Service

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ferguson, Mo., was relatively calm Saturday for the fourth night in a row, two weeks after the 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer.

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Leading Ferguson's Faithful Through Turmoil And Beyond

Sunday, August 24, 2014

As things calm down after dramatic weeks in Ferguson, Mo., Rev. Carlton Lee will address his congregation in St. Louis. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about how the city can begin to heal.

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Obama Orders Review Of Military Equipment Sales To Police

Sunday, August 24, 2014

In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.

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State Of Emergency Declared After Quake Rocks Northern Calif.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The 6.0-magnitude temblor caused nearly 90 injuries, widespread power and water outages and damaged buildings in the wine country just north of San Francisco.

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Are Food Boats The Next Food Trucks? Don't Count On It

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Food boats occupy a quirky snack-time niche in a few summer communities. But don't expect this floating food truck trend to sweep the nation, at least not until it gets sea legs.

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For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police

Saturday, August 23, 2014

People with autism often have trouble communicating with police, which can be dangerous — and scary for parents who also worry about racial profiling. Now, some cities are trying to mitigate the risk.

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Obama Orders Review Of Transfers Of Military Surplus To Local Police

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The White House says it will look at federal programs begun after Sept. 11, 2001, that have given local law enforcement military-grade weapons and equipment.

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Alone In The Wilderness, A Lost Fisherman Fights For His Life

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Sacramento man went on a fishing trip in the California mountains, but lost his way as he searched for bait. After days spent stranded and hungry, he spelled out a cry for help with tree branches.

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Generation Gap Divides Local Opinion On Ferguson Protests

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In Ferguson, Mo., some younger and older residents have differing views on whether violence among protesters is appropriate and how best to effect change.

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WATCH: Shark Vs. Grouper. Shark Loses.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A couple of anglers fishing off the Fla. coast hook a four-foot Blacktip shark. And then ...

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Even Police Body Cameras Can Lose Sight Of The Truth

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Amid accusations of abuse, many in Ferguson, Mo., and cities around the country are calling for police to wear cameras. Cameras may not always be as impartial as people expect, however.

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Fresh Air

Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The protests were largely peaceful in the St. Louis suburb for a third consecutive night.

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Educators Say Students Need To Talk About Ferguson

Saturday, August 23, 2014

As children begin to return to school, we reached out to ask administrators and teachers, "How do you teach Ferguson?"

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Nashville To African-Americans: Join Your Police Department!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, law enforcement officials around the country are trying to figure out how to lay the groundwork for peaceful collaborations between police and citizens.

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Budget Cuts Threaten A Unique Alabama Prison Education Program

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The state has some of the country's most overcrowded — and troubled — prisons. Alabama is also home to a thriving life skills program that prison officials are fighting to save from budget slashes.

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In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses

Friday, August 22, 2014

The death of Eric Garner, like the shooting of Michael Brown, sparked protests. But the reaction in New York has been entirely peaceful, thanks partly to quick responses by police and civic officials.

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

Friday, August 22, 2014

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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