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In New York And Ferguson, Two Deaths, Two Different Responses

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 24 min ago

The death of Eric Garner, like the shooting of Michael Brown, sparked protests. But the reaction in New York has been entirely peaceful, thanks partly to quick responses by police and civic officials.

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

NPR Top Stories - 2 hours 50 min ago

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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A Food Crisis Follows Africa's Ebola Crisis

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 6 min ago

Food shortages are emerging in the wake of West Africa's Ebola epidemic. Market shelves are bare and fields are neglected because traders can't move and social gatherings are discouraged.

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Suicide Bombing In Iraq Kills Dozens Of Sunni Worshippers

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 24 min ago

The attack, which killed more than 60 worshippers at Friday prayers, is the latest sectarian violence to rock the deeply divided country.

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In Changing America, Gay Masculinity Has 'Many Different Shades'

NPR Top Stories - 3 hours 32 min ago

As attitudes toward homosexuality shift in the U.S., many gay men say that's created not just more legal freedoms but also greater freedom to express their gender identities.

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Out Of Tragedy, A New Brazilian Presidential Contender Emerges

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 9 min ago

The death of Brazil's Socialist Party presidential candidate created an opportunity for his running mate, Marina Silva. Her entry into the race has upended the situation. Whereas the man she replaced was running a distant third in polls, support for Silva has surged.

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Little League Phenom Takes Her Exit, But The Series Goes On

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 9 min ago

There has been no bigger sports star lately than Mo'ne Davis. The 13-year-old pitcher charmed — and dominated — on the mound in the Little League World Series. But her Little League journey ended Thursday, when her underdog squad lost to a team from Chicago. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his take.

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Russian Convoy Crosses Ukrainian Border, Prompting Outcry From West

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 9 min ago

Russia has sent a large number of trucks into eastern Ukraine without the authorization of the Ukrainian government or Red Cross supervision. Moscow says the trucks are carrying aid for civilians, but the Ukrainians — together with NATO, U.S. and European leaders — say the move is a violation of Ukrainian sovereignty.

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With Initial U.S. Airstrikes A Success, Will They Expand?

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 9 min ago

The U.S. continues to mount airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, but some analysts say the campaign is not broad enough.

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Argentina Crisis Puts Focus On Role Of Distressed-Debt Funds

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 9 min ago

Argentina calls them vulture funds, but those hedge funds have a legal right to demand payment. Still, is that moral when a nation is the debtor and its citizens will suffer as a result?

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California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

NPR Top Stories - 4 hours 43 min ago

Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.

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White House: Islamic State Has 'Gained Capacity' In Recent Months

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 19 min ago

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.

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First Rule Of This Fight Club: You Must Be A Veteran

NPR Top Stories - 5 hours 42 min ago

There are countless programs to help veterans readjust to civilian life. One of the most unusual is in San Diego, where vets get together in a caged boxing ring and punch each other in the face.

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'More That Could Have Been Done' To Help Foley, His Brother Says

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 22 min ago

Faulting the U.S. approach to hostage situations like the one his brother, James Foley, was in, Michael Foley says, "We are sitting on prisoners in Guantanamo. It doesn't even have to be financial."

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Chinese Fighter Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane In 'Dangerous Intercept'

NPR Top Stories - 6 hours 35 min ago

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese warplane made several close passes by an American P-8 Poseidon, doing a barrel roll and flying wingtip to wingtip in an "aggressive" manner.

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Outside Groups Mirror Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

NPR Top Stories - 15 hours 19 min ago

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

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The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 44 min ago

Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."

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TV's New Doctor Who Has An Old Connection To The Series

NPR Top Stories - 16 hours 46 min ago

The BBC will soon air its first Doctor Who episode with Peter Capaldi as the show's hero, The Doctor. Capaldi tells NPR TV critic Eric Deggans the 50-year-old series inspired him to become an actor.

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GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2014 - 8:57pm

Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders.

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Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?

NPR Top Stories - August 21, 2014 - 1:41pm

The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.

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