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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

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 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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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

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

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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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

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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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

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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Morning Edition

Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

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Morning Edition

Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.

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Morning Edition

Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Saturday Night Live announcer Don Pardo died Monday in Tucson, Ariz. He also was the announcer for the original versions of the game shows The Price is Right and Jeopardy!

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Ferguson Police Use Tear Gas, Flash Grenades To Disperse Protesters

Monday, August 18, 2014

Protests escalated Monday night as police tried to push back demonstrators who defied orders to disperse. Attorney General Eric Holders will travel to the Missouri city on Wednesday.

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All Things Considered

One Year After Calif. Rim Fire, Debate Simmers Over Forest Recovery

Monday, August 18, 2014

This third-largest wildfire in California's history struck the area near Yosemite National Park. Since then, controversy has broken out over whether to log the trees and replant seedlings.

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All Things Considered

Amid Continued Chaos In Ferguson, A Second Autopsy Is Released

Monday, August 18, 2014

Requested by the family, a preliminary, independent autopsy has found that Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot six times by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

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All Things Considered

More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers

Monday, August 18, 2014

Women have been moving for their husbands' jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partners' footsteps — and grappling with the implications for their own careers.

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All Things Considered

Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

Monday, August 18, 2014

The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.

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All Things Considered

A Map To Memory Lane: Providence Tries To Keep Street Names Straight

Monday, August 18, 2014

The city of Providence is embarking on a project to sort out street names that sound alike or have similar spellings. Robert Siegel learns about Operation Karat — not "carrot," mind you.

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