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Chicago's All-Black Little League Team Enhances City's Image

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

An all African-American Little League team from Chicago is drawing lots of attention and making a big impression. It's been 31 years since an all-black team made it into the league's World Series.

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Morning Edition

Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on the consumer experience.

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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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NYPD Chokehold Death Will Go To Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Eric Garner died last month when, as police arrested him in Staten Island, an officer placed him in a chokehold while several others pinned him to the ground.

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Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes.

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Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was "acting erratically."

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All Things Considered

Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Robert talks to St Louis Public Radio reporter Stephanie Lecci about Tuesday's police shooting in St Louis. Authorities say officers shot and killed a man brandishing a knife.

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All Things Considered

As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Starting college is exciting, but campus life also comes with risks. So how are parents talking to their kids about avoiding becoming a victim โ€” or even a perpetrator โ€” of sexual assault?

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All Things Considered

Study Shows Sharp Racial Divide In Reaction To Ferguson

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that there are stark racial divisions in reactions to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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To Fight Inflation, Forget The Barbecue And Just Go For A Drive

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: Gasoline prices have been falling lately.

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In Ferguson, Mo., A City Meets The Spotlight

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

To locals, Ferguson is part of St. Louis, not a separate place. And as residents wonder whether or when their lives will return to normal, the question remains: What will they do after it does?

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Michael Brown's Family Plans Memorial; National Guard Is In Ferguson

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

While early reports Tuesday quoted police saying that 31 people had been arrested last night, NBC News says it has more recent data showing 78 arrests.

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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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Morning Edition

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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