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'Training Is Not The Problem' In Strained Community-Police Relations

Noel Leader speaks with Audie Cornish about ways to improve community-police relations following an outpouring of anger at the shootings of two unarmed black men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
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For Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Aiding Children With Disabilities Is Personal

While Thursday's House vote on immigration reminds us that Congress remains divided, one bill enjoyed bipartisan support this week.
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Ayn Rand's Novel 'Ideal' To Be Published Next Year

Rand wrote Ideal as a novel in 1934, but didn't like it and set it aside. Later, she reworked it as a play. The New American Library says Ideal will be published in the form in which Rand intended it.
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Across The Country, Police Brutality Cases On Many Minds

New Yorkers talk about the Eric Garner case, other cases of police brutality, and how these divisive issues affect their sense of self and of citizenship.
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It's A Complicated Relationship Between Prosecutors, Police

Prosecutors and police departments work closely in their day-to-day duties. But what happens when a prosecutor has to weigh bringing charges against the police?
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Ferguson Psychologist Describes Helping Residents Through Trauma

Audie Cornish talks with Dr. Marva Robinson, a clinical psychologist who has been working with people in Ferguson, Mo., to help them recognize signs of psychological trauma and to deal with the trauma they've experienced.
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Hagel: More Reported Sexual Assaults Are Good For The Military

The Pentagon says reports of sexual assault in the military are up. But some argue that's a sign of progress: more people who've suffered a sexual assault have felt they could report the incident, rather than keep it quiet.
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Louisiana's Edwin Edwards May Be On His Last Political Stand

The 87-year-old former Democratic governor and convicted felon is in a congressional runoff with Republican Garrett Graves and voters will decide between the two on Saturday.
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Portland's Statues Yarnbombed With Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Call it "yarnbombing" with a holiday twist. Statues in downtown Portland, Ore., are now festooned with holiday sweaters. We talk to the crocheters behind the stunt.
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Justice Department Says Cleveland PD Has Pattern Of Excessive Force

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has found a pattern of excessive force by the Cleveland police. Holder's announcement comes as his department investigates high-profile cases of officer-involved deaths in New York and Missouri.

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