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An Account Of The Ferguson Shooting, From The Man Standing Beside Brown

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 1:09pm

Dorian Johnson was with Michael Brown on the night that he was shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. Freeman Bosley, Johnson's attorney and a former mayor of St. Louis, speaks about the situation.

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Haruki Murakami Paints A 'Colorless' Character In A Vividly Imagined World

NPR Books - August 18, 2014 - 1:03pm

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, about a young man looking for closure, offers Haruki Murakami's trademark blend of fantasy and reality. Some moments fall flat, but many others are intoxicating.

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Amid Continued Chaos In Ferguson, A Second Autopsy Is Released

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 1:02pm

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

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:37pm

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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‘Churchill and Empire,’ by Lawrence James

New York Times book reviews - August 18, 2014 - 12:25pm
A study of Winston Churchill’s contradictions and passions and his long relationship with empire.






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Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:16pm

President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.

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The Designs Behind Airstrikes — And The Damage They've Dealt

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:16pm

As U.S. deputy commander in Iraq until January 2011, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero oversaw targeting for airstrikes during 17 months of the troop surge there. He tells Robert Siegel that for such strikes to be effective, they must be one part of a larger, overarching strategy.

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Hit Hard By Ebola, Liberia Now Has A Third Treatment Center

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:16pm

Men, women and children began lining up hours before the new facility opened — only the third Ebola treatment center in a country where the virus is spreading with alarming speed.

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What Washington Can, And Can't, Do In Ferguson

NPR Top Stories - August 18, 2014 - 12:16pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited the White House to brief President Obama on the latest federal response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo. FBI agents are set to finish canvassing for witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown, and more federal peacemakers will arrive to try to ease tensions.

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Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks

NPR Books - August 18, 2014 - 11:35am

Author Adam Rogers says there are lots of myths about what causes hangovers. His new book, Proof: The Science of Booze, explores these and other scientific mysteries of alcohol's effect on the body.

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