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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · The boy was found naked on the beach in West Point, a slum in Liberia’s capital city of Monrovia. At first no one would take him in. People — and even a nearby clinic — were afraid he had Ebola.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Erstwhile country singer Taylor Swift has a new sound and a new goal: to be the world’s biggest pop star, with all the attention and provocation that comes with the job.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Two surveys claim to capture the public’s view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Same-sex marriage activists are working to win hearts and minds in the Deep South, where they’ve met the strongest resistance. One strategy is to host informal conversations.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant’s board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
 

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August 19, 2014 | NPR · It’s said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: “Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick.”
 

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August 19, 2014 | NPR · USAID’s Nancy Lindborg: “What we have now … are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments.”
 

 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in “cowardly acts” and “has no place in the 21st century,” President Obama said Wednesday.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Covering protests over an Ebola quarantine, NPR photographer David Gilkey found himself in the middle of a riot. He says he doesn’t know what was scarier — the bullets or the health risks.
 

August 20, 2014 | NPR · Residents of the capital’s West Point neighborhood woke up to learn no one can enter or leave the area for 21 days — the time it takes to determine whether someone exposed to Ebola was infected.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Dive into some deep ideas as you relax by the pool this summer.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · There’s a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.
 

August 20, 2014 | NPR · Also: Poet Simin Behbahani, known as the “Lioness of Iran,” has died; novelist Lev Grossman on finding his vocation.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · The guitar virtuoso seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead, taking a line from the former’s iconic “Marquee Moon” as a song title.
 

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August 20, 2014 | NPR · Erstwhile country singer Taylor Swift has a new sound and a new goal: to be the world’s biggest pop star, with all the attention and provocation that comes with the job.
 

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August 19, 2014 | WXPN · Christian Gregory is a British singer who immersed himself in the grooves and style of vintage soul and R&B.
 

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