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Massive Rallies Descend On Islamabad, As Authorities Dig In Trenches

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

Thousands of people are converging on Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, for a protest rally against the government. The protesters began their 300-mile march in Lahore, led by Imran Khan, who believes he was robbed of last year's election by voting fraud. Meanwhile, a populist cleric is leading a separate march on the capital.

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With A Friendlier Face, LAPD Avoids The Worst Of Ferguson's Woes

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

In Los Angeles, police shot and killed an African-American man during a scuffle with officers Monday night. While many black members of the community were angered by the killing, it hasn't sparked the same outcry as in Ferguson, Mo. Frank Stoltze of KPCC says that's because the Los Angeles Police Department has sought to build relationships with the neighborhood.

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U.S. Policy On Syria Mired In Excess Caution, Official Says

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

Rick Barton, a top State Department official, says sometimes the U.S. has to take risks in diplomacy. Citing his own frustrations, he says that the Obama administration has yet to come up with a real strategy to resolve the war in Syria and isolate jihadi fighters.

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After Shooting, LAPD Uses Friendlier Face To Avoid Ferguson's Woes

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

In LA, police shot and killed an African-American man during a scuffle with officers Monday. While it angered many black members of the community, it hasn't sparked the same unrest as in Ferguson, Mo.

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Baseball Owners Call Up Commissioner Bud Selig's Relief

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

Major League Baseball owners have selected Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as the league's commissioner. Manfred is the sport's 10th commissioner, selected after six rounds of voting by the 30 MLB owners. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to speak about the news.

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Drawing On Pentagon Surplus, Police Now Wield Weapons Of War

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

Every year, police and sheriffs' departments receive hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of military-style equipment from the Pentagon. The equipment is passed on with the intent to fight drugs and terrorism, but it was on display in Ferguson, Mo., where it was used for crowd control during protests there.

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In Defense Of U.N. Aid In Iraq

Fri, 2014-08-15 12:09

For more on the challenges of supporting internally displaced persons in Iraq, Robert Siegel speaks with Kieran Dwyer, the spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Dwyer responds to criticisms of the U.N. agencies trying to help.

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Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

Fri, 2014-08-15 11:20

Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in protein bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.

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Has Health Law Helped Young People Get Mental Health Treatment? Maybe

Fri, 2014-08-15 09:55

The Affordable Care Act has allowed many young adults to stay on their parents' insurance. A study suggests the coverage may be helping more of them get treatment for mental health issues.

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EU OKs Arms Shipments To Iraqi Kurds

Fri, 2014-08-15 09:15

In an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union also called for an investigation into possible crimes against humanity carried out by Islamic State militants.

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While Films And TV Shows Miss Latinos, A YouTube Outlet Grows

Fri, 2014-08-15 09:15

Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.

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Wide Range Of Hospital Charges For Blood Tests Called 'Irrational'

Fri, 2014-08-15 08:24

An analysis of hospital charges in California couldn't explain the wide variation in listed prices for routine lab work. Teaching hospitals and government-run hospitals charged the least.

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In Hawaii, Storm-Battered Area Becomes A Kingmaker

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:18

Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic Senate primary by a slim 1,635 votes. Two remote precincts, damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, could hold the decisive ballots.

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What Your Junk Drawer Reveals About You

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:11

The Great American Junk Drawer is a scrap yard, a time capsule and a box of curiosities and memories. It can also be a Rorschachian reflection of your life.

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Indonesian Police Detain U.S. Couple In Murder Probe

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:48

A 19-year-old woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend are being held in connection with the brutal death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

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What The U.S. Health Care System Can Learn From Ebola Outbreak

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:35

Future outbreaks of superbugs that resist treatment will test the American health care system's ability to respond. A prominent patient advocate says we need to be ready.

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Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:50

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran. Police also released data about a robbery they say is related.

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Kiev: Russian Armor Destroyed After Crossing Border

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:10

Ukraine's president said a "significant" part of a Russian armored column said to have crossed the border overnight was destroyed by Kiev's artillery.

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Radio In Liberia Seems Like It's All Ebola, All The Time

Fri, 2014-08-15 04:21

Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.

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Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

Fri, 2014-08-15 04:03

The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.

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