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Ferguson Officer's Motives In Police Shooting Remain Murky

New information was released Friday about the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., but the answers have prompted still more questions.
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U.S. Policy On Syria Mired In Excess Caution, Official Says

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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Massive Rallies Descend On Islamabad, As Authorities Dig In Trenches

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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In Defense Of U.N. Aid In Iraq

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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Drawing On Pentagon Surplus, Police Now Wield Weapons Of War

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

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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'Soldier Girls': Life in the National Guard After 9/11

A new book by journalist Helen Thorpe traces the lives of three women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

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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EU OKs Arms Shipments To Iraqi Kurds

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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Living Small: Micro Housing Grows Up

Kojo explores the micro housing trend, and looks at the lifestyle and zoning considerations that come with living small.

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