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In Ferguson, Some Voters Hope City Council Election Brings Change

After months of turmoil in Ferguson, Mo., the city's residents are taking to the polls. Three council seats are up for election.
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Police Officers Debate Effectiveness Of Anti-Bias Training

Police departments around the country are instituting anti-bias training for their officers. The Justice Department encourages it, but for many cops the training doesn't seem effective or necessary.
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In Closing Argument, Prosecutor Says Tsarnaev Wanted To 'Punish America'

The defense and prosecution in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev delivered closing arguments Monday.
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'Rolling Stone' Rape Story Report Details 'Systemic Failing' By Magazine

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia University Journalism School, about its investigation into the Rolling Stone article, "A Rape on Campus."
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'Visibly Pregnant' Girls Are Banned From School In Sierra Leone

The theory is that they could influence "innocent girls," says the minister of education. That's a belief that's held around the globe. Researchers have another idea.
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Will A Transplanted Hand Feel Like His Own? Surgery Raises Questions

A 20-year-old man born without fingers on one hand hopes a transplanted hand will give him more confidence. He knows the risks of such a visible transplant, but says, "It's something I always wanted."
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Go Ahead, Little Goat, Eat Some Poison Ivy. It Won't Hurt A Bit

Amazon's getting into the rent-a-goat business (for weed chomping). After all, goats are great at wiping out unwanted plants — even poison ivy. How do they do it?
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A Lesser-Known Human Trafficking Problem: Teenage Basketball Players

There is a lot of money to be made in bringing underage kids to the U.S. and trying to make them the next Kobe. But what happens to the rest of them?
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How Do You Like Los Angeles' New Parking Signs?

Over the weekend, the city rolled out a parking sign template as part of a pilot program to try to simplify what can often be a very confusing parking process.
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Sandwich Monday: Pizza-Flavored Energy Paste

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new food for athletes: liquid pizza. It's Clif Bar's "energy food" made with tomatoes, carrots, quinoa, sunflower seed butter and sugar.

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