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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:36:00 -0400
President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers. 
A Tale Of Two Polls  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:34:00 -0400
Two surveys claim to capture the public's view of the Common Core State Standards. But they tell very different stories. 
Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:33:00 -0400
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. 
Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:54:00 -0400
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. 
NYPD Chokehold Death Will Go To Grand Jury, Prosecutor Says  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:05:00 -0400
Eric Garner died last month when, as police arrested him in Staten Island, an officer placed him in a chokehold while several others pinned him to the ground. 
Ferguson Update: Holder Writes Op-Ed; City Calls For Nighttime Calm  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:00:00 -0400
Attorney General Eric Holder, who will go to the St. Louis suburb Wednesday, wrote that the Justice Department's investigation of Michael Brown's death would be full and fair. 
Gov. Perry Gets Booked At Texas Courthouse After Indictment  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:23:00 -0400
Following allegations of abuse of power, Rick Perry maintained that he had done nothing wrong. He told a crowd outside the courthouse he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being." 
Torrential Rain Swamps Phoenix, Strands Drivers  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:59:00 -0400
Monsoonal rainfall caused massive flash flooding in Phoenix on Tuesday, turning roads into raging torrents. One area recorded 1 inch in 14 minutes. 
Man With A Knife Fatally Shot By Police In St. Louis, Officials Say  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:33:00 -0400
The shooting appears to be unrelated to the ongoing protests in neighboring Ferguson, Mo. Police say the 23-year-old, suspected of stealing items from a convenience store, was "acting erratically." 
Amid The Chaos In Ferguson, Another Police Shooting  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:29:00 -0400
Robert talks to St Louis Public Radio reporter Stephanie Lecci about Tuesday's police shooting in St Louis. Authorities say officers shot and killed a man brandishing a knife. 
Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:59:00 -0400
School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets. 
'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:58:00 -0400
Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son. 
As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:19:00 -0400
Starting college is exciting, but campus life also comes with risks. So how are parents talking to their kids about avoiding becoming a victim — or even a perpetrator — of sexual assault? 
Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:13:00 -0400
The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International. 
Study Shows Sharp Racial Divide In Reaction To Ferguson  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:05:00 -0400
A recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that there are stark racial divisions in reactions to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. 
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National News From NPR
With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:36:00 -0400
A Tale Of Two Polls  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:34:00 -0400
Gay Rights Movement Tackles Cultural Battle In The Deep South  Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:33:00 -0400
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