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In South Texas, Few On The Fence Over Divisive Border Wall Issue

Sun, 2014-08-17 23:49

U.S. Border Patrol says the fence separating Mexico and Texas helps control the illegal movement of people and contraband. But many who live on the Texas border call it a boondoggle.

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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Sun, 2014-08-17 23:47

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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Obama Breaks Up Vacation With Brief Return To Washington

Sun, 2014-08-17 21:42

In a rare move for him, Obama took a break from his vacation to return to Washington for meetings on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

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More Mayhem In Ferguson: Tear Gas, Riot Gear, Gunshots

Sun, 2014-08-17 19:10

Clashes among protesters, journalists and police in the St. Louis suburb erupted into chaos hours before a midnight curfew began Sunday night.

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Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror

Sun, 2014-08-17 13:03

Lincoln, Neb., is home to a sizable group of Iraqi Yazidis, members of the minority group being persecuted in Iraq. One of them, Sulaiman Murad, describes the agony of watching the crisis from afar.

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With Its Eccentric Owner Gone, What To Do With Graceland Too?

Sun, 2014-08-17 13:01

The home of Paul MacLeod — with its Elvis shrine and offbeat owner — drew tourists to the postcard town of Holly Springs, Miss. Now, a tragedy has left the town reeling and debating the home's fate.

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New Orleans Makes Big Push To Get More Cops On The Streets

Sun, 2014-08-17 13:01

The city is losing about 100 officers a year to retirements and resignations. To beef up the force, New Orleans is speeding up background checks and relaxing some requirements for the job.

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Capt. Ron Johnson: 'I Am Sorry' For Brown's Death

Sun, 2014-08-17 13:00

The Missouri Highway Patrol officer in charge of security in violence-wracked Ferguson says: "You are my friends and I am you."

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In Ferguson, Local Faith Leaders Call For 'Different Dialogue'

Sun, 2014-08-17 12:46

Amid ongoing tension over the shooting death of an unarmed teen, churches are telling their parishioners that now is the time for tough conversations.

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Israel, Palestinians Still Far Apart As Truce Nears End

Sun, 2014-08-17 11:55

Hamas wants an easing of the blockade of the territory, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reiterated a demand for security guarantees.

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The Death And Uneasy Rebirth Of Cambodia's Psychedelic Rock

Sun, 2014-08-17 10:41

An unlikely music nearly silenced by the Khmer Rouge is being replayed and remixed by young performers of Cambodian descent. But changing up the oldies has landed some musicians in hot water.

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Young Indians And Pakistanis Rewrite Their Shared History

Sun, 2014-08-17 09:59

When students from the two countries met in the U.S., they were surprised at how different their history lessons had been at home. So they put together a narrative that offers both versions.

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Kurds: U.S. Air Power Backing Operation To Retake Mosul Dam

Sun, 2014-08-17 06:42

Peshmerga fighters claim to have retaken the area around the dam, but an eyewitness tells NPR that he's seen no clear progress as yet by Kurdish forces.

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Kenya Shuts Borders To Ebola-Hit West African Countries

Sun, 2014-08-17 05:37

The ban on travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea goes into effect from midnight Tuesday.

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Ukraine Claims Gains On The Ground, As Rebels Down Warplane

Sun, 2014-08-17 04:52

The MiG-29 was shot down over Luhansk, where Kiev's forces are said to have captured a police station as they tighten a circle around pro-Russia separatists.

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Why The Atlanta Testing Scandal Matters

Sun, 2014-08-17 04:03

The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.

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DOJ Orders Second Autopsy Of Teen Shot By Ferguson Police

Sun, 2014-08-17 04:01

The announcement comes after a night of protests that saw seven arrests for "failure to disperse" despite a curfew. One person was also shot and critically wounded during the protests.

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Police And Protesters Clash Over Curfew In Ferguson

Sun, 2014-08-17 03:58

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday and enforced a five-hour curfew. The night ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters.

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'Times' Reporter In Iraq Recovering After Helicopter Crash

Sun, 2014-08-17 03:58

New York Times journalist Alissa Rubin was injured in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq last week. NPR's Linda Wertheimer has an update on her recovery.

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Power: Leaders In South Sudan Disengaged Despite Crisis

Sun, 2014-08-17 03:58

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power about her recent trip to South Sudan.

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