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DOJ Orders Second Autopsy Of Teen Shot By Ferguson Police

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The announcement comes after a night of protests that saw seven arrests for "failure to disperse" despite a curfew. One person was also shot and critically wounded during the protests.

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New Cameras Will Map Florida's Reefs

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A scientific survey of coral reefs off the Florida keys is being done using the same fish-eye camera lenses that Google uses to capture street views. Scientists will use the images for research.

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Cold Winter Depleted Some Coastal Fish Populations

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The extreme cold weather on the East Coast last winter has meant that some fishermen have smaller catches this summer. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to fishing forecaster Mitchell Roffer in Florida.

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Police And Protesters Clash Over Curfew In Ferguson

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday and enforced a five-hour curfew. The night ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters.

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Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.

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Sen. McCaskill On Ferguson: 'We're Going To Get All The Facts'

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tess Vigeland speaks with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill about the week of violence and tension in Ferguson, discussing the way forward for the community.

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In Work Of Ferguson Photographer, Snapshots Of Chaos

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Scott Olson, a photojournalist with Getty Images, has captured some of the striking images of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of Michael Brown.

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Behind The Taxidermy Renaissance, Roadkill And A Little Imagination

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Taxidermy is becoming more popular amongst a certain crowd โ€” not only for preservation or adornment, but also to create fantasy animals.Laura Securon Palet wrote about it for the online magazine Ozy.

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To Combat Looting In Ferguson, Mo. Governor Institutes Curfew

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, the situation in Ferguson, Mo., remains tense. Protesters took to the streets again overnight, and there were reports of looting.

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Mo. Governor Orders State Of Emergency, Curfew In Ferguson

Saturday, August 16, 2014

He said he took the step to curb violence following last week's shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Most protesters went home before the deadline, but a few hundred remain in the street.

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Gov. Perry: Indictment 'Amounts To Nothing'

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the felony abuse-of-power charges against him are politically motivated, calling it a "farce of a prosecution."

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New York State Couple Charged In Abduction Of Amish Girls

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Authorities say that the oldest of the girls, who turned up 24 hours after they were reportedly kidnapped, provided crucial information that led to the couple's arrest.

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Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Michael Brown, a teen shot to death by a police officer last week, is to be buried on Saturday. NPR's Cheryl Corley is in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred and days of unrest followed.

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Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A summer camp program takes boys and girls, ages 8-15, to spend time with their incarcerated dads. The kids camp out nearby and go to the prison during the day to do art projects with their fathers.

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How Social Media Helped Spread Protest In Michael Brown Shooting

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Colorlines Editor-at-Large Kai Wright and NPR's Scott Simon reflect on the reaction to Michael's Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.

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Fresh Tensions Flare In Ferguson, Mo., With More Tear Gas, Looting

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A 24-hour period of calm broke early Saturday when police returned to the streets in riot gear and some protesters looted stores and broke car windows. Other demonstrators helped restore calm.

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Ferguson Officer's Motives In Police Shooting Remain Murky

Friday, August 15, 2014

New information was released Friday about the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., but the answers have prompted still more questions.

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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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'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 โ€” and challenging stereotypes about fathers.

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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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