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Mo. Governor Orders State Of Emergency, Curfew In Ferguson

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2014 - 12:24pm

Jay Nixon said the action was necessary to curb violence and looting in the city following last week's shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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Code Switch Roundup: On Race, Policing And Ferguson

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2014 - 11:26am

After the shooting death of an unarmed teen, the town of Ferguson, Mo., has become the focus of national debates about race and the militarization of local police departments.

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Gov. Perry: Indictment 'Amounts To Nothing'

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2014 - 11:15am

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

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Who's A Citizen? The Question Dividing The Island Of Hispaniola

NPR Top Stories - August 16, 2014 - 10:33am

The Dominican Republic issued a ruling last year that would render stateless many residents of Haitian origin. The government has revised its position, but the fate of many Haitians still isn't clear.

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