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WikiLeaks' Assange Says He'll Leave Embassy In London

Monday, August 18, 2014

Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces potential criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.

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Morning Edition

An Unprecedented Transfer Of Power Marked Ford's Presidency

Monday, August 18, 2014

In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.

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WNYC News

Missouri Teen Shot 6 Times, Including Twice In Head

Monday, August 18, 2014

A preliminary private autopsy has found that an unarmed black teenager killed by a white officer in Missouri was shot at least six times, including twice in the head.

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Morning Edition

Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

Monday, August 18, 2014

With a shaky cease-fire holding, Israel is starting to take stock of how much the monthlong war with Hamas will cost.

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WNYC News

To Improve Access to Newark's Best Schools, District Pushes Choice

Monday, August 18, 2014

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Newark schools try out a new method to make school choice more fair but problems are already cropping up.

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Morning Edition

More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

Monday, August 18, 2014

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

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Morning Edition

The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

Monday, August 18, 2014

A small percentage of college students commit most of the rapes on campus. Research suggests that the attitudes of male friends can either lead men to commit rape or stop them.

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Morning Edition

Bigger, Faster Air Tankers Help Forest Service Tackle Wildfires

Monday, August 18, 2014

The agency's fleet of planes shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, falling from 40 air tankers to nine. Now, the addition of new airplanes is both expanding and modernizing the firefighting fleet.

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Morning Edition

In South Texas, Few On The Fence Over Divisive Border Wall Issue

Monday, August 18, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol says the fence separating Mexico and Texas helps control the illegal movement of people and contraband. But many who live on the Texas border call it a boondoggle.

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Casinos Worry As More Navajo Communities Go Smoke-Free

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dozens of Navajo communities have passed resolutions banning smoking in government buildings and workplaces this year. But some casino operators worry the measures will drive customers away.

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Morning Edition

For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Monday, August 18, 2014

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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On The Media

#34 - The Accidental Outing of Rwanda's Most Powerful Troll

Monday, August 18, 2014

Steve Terrill is a journalist who works in Rwanda until he accidentally got the office of Rwanda's president to implicate itself in a long-running online harassment campaign.
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The Takeaway

'The Black Album' Puts The Beatles Back Together for New Generation

Monday, August 18, 2014

"The Black Album" reimagines The Beatles, providing a compilation of songs from the solo careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Star.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Chaos in Ferguson, a Black Market for Organs, and The Beatles Reimagined

Monday, August 18, 2014

1. 'Shock & Confusion': A Struggle to Keep The Faith in Ferguson | 2. How Israel Fuels a Black Market for Organs | 3. Inside Iran's Legal Human Organ Trade | 4.' The Black Album' Puts The Beatles Back Together for New Generation

More Mayhem In Ferguson: Tear Gas, Riot Gear, Gunshots

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Clashes among protesters, journalists and police in the St. Louis suburb erupted into chaos hours before a midnight curfew began Sunday night.

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All Things Considered

Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lincoln, Neb., is home to a sizable group of Iraqi Yazidis, members of the minority group being persecuted in Iraq. One of them, Sulaiman Murad, describes the agony of watching the crisis from afar.

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All Things Considered

With Its Eccentric Owner Gone, What To Do With Graceland Too?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The home of Paul MacLeod — with its Elvis shrine and offbeat owner — drew tourists to the postcard town of Holly Springs, Miss. Now, a tragedy has left the town reeling and debating the home's fate.

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All Things Considered

New Orleans Makes Big Push To Get More Cops On The Streets

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The city is losing about 100 officers a year to retirements and resignations. To beef up the force, New Orleans is speeding up background checks and relaxing some requirements for the job.

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Capt. Ron Johnson: 'I Am Sorry' For Brown's Death

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Missouri Highway Patrol officer in charge of security in violence-wracked Ferguson says: "You are my friends and I am you."

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All Things Considered

In Ferguson, Local Faith Leaders Call For 'Different Dialogue'

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Amid ongoing tension over the shooting death of an unarmed teen, churches are telling their parishioners that now is the time for tough conversations.

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