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Once-Dilapidated City Train Stations Enjoying A Renaissance

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cities like St. Paul, Minn., and Denver are revitalizing old union stations with brewpubs and cafes. It's part of an effort to spur downtown development and attract young adults and baby boomers.

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Ferguson Pastor: This Is Not A Race Issue; This Is A Human Issue

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Rev. Willis Johnson's church is in the Missouri town where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. His recent interaction with an angry teen protester was emotional for him.

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Ferguson Braces For New Night Of Clashes, As Leaders Call For Peace

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ferguson police expect to again clash with protesters. Ferguson's police chief called for calm, while reiterating that he will not release the name of the officer who shot Michael Brown.

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All Things Considered

Would You Share The President's Fries?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

When President Obama visited Kansas City for a speech about the economy, he had dinner with four people who had written him letters and wound up sharing his fries.

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All Things Considered

Strife In Ferguson Focuses Microscope On Police Diversity

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Capt. Tracie Keesee, co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA, about efforts to diversify police forces nationwide, the impact that diversity has on communities and the challenges in recruiting minorities to the profession.

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There's No Longer A Doubt About This Cutthroat Trout

Thursday, August 14, 2014

After learning that they'd spent decades restocking Colorado's lakes and streams with the wrong fish, biologists are now ready to release the right one.

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Obama Urges Healing, Peace In Ferguson, Mo.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city but that there's no excuse for violence against the police.

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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.

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The NPR Ed Mailbag: The Participation Trophy

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Is it "killing our sense of competition" or "simply something to commemorate their time as part of a team"? Here are some of your many responses to our story on giving kids awards for participating.

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Morning Edition

Chicken Trying To Cross The Road Impedes Traffic

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"This is actually not a prank," said the man who called in the incident near Portland, Oregon.

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Morning Edition

Young Singer Attracted To Barbershop's Vocal Harmony

Thursday, August 14, 2014

By day, Kevin McClelland 26, works in Illinois for the Peoria Chiefs — a Class A minor league baseball team. But his passion is old-time a cappella music known as barbershop.

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Morning Edition

In Virginia, Gay Marriages May Begin Next Week

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A federal appeals court is clearing the way for same-sex marriage in Virginia. Wednesday's ruling is the latest in a string of federal court victories for gay-rights activists.

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Morning Edition

California Proposal Could Fund Water Projects

Thursday, August 14, 2014

California lawmakers came to an agreement on a $7.5 billion bond package to address the state's drought. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the proposal, and now the public will vote on the measure in November.

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Morning Edition

Police Arrest 'Post' Reporter Covering Mo. Shooting Aftermath

Thursday, August 14, 2014

When police officers gathered up everyone at a Ferguson McDonald's, 2 reporters were also picked up. Steve Inskeep talks to Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post, who was one of the reporters arrested.

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For A 4th Night, Ferguson Police Disperse Protesters

Thursday, August 14, 2014

We hear voices from Ferguson, Mo., a community in distress over the death of Michael Brown who was shot and killed last Saturday by a police officer. The young African-American man was unarmed.

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Young Migrants May Request Asylum, But It's Hard To Get

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Amid the emotional debate over the surge in unaccompanied minors from Central America, some migrants will be given refugee status while others can try for asylum.

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For Would-Be Screenwriter, Enough False Starts To Fill A Book

Thursday, August 14, 2014

There's a joke in LA that everyone — from your dog walker to your dry cleaner — is writing a screenplay. C.W. Neill pokes fun at that romantic Hollywood craft in This Movie Will Require Dinosaurs.

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Morning Edition

Who Gets First Dibs On Transplanted Liver? Rules May Change

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Location, location, location too often trumps medical need, some doctors say. But another solution to making the distribution of scarce organs fairer worries some transplant surgeons and patients.

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In Tense Ferguson, Mo., 2 Reporters Caught In Arrests

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When SWAT officers swept through a McDonald's restaurant, they arrested not just locals, but journalists working for The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, The Associated Press reports.

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Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.

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