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Ferguson Mayor: Police Will Recruit More Minorities

James Knowles announced several initiatives to calm tensions in the city, including a scholarship program to put more African-American officers on the streets.
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Feelings On Ferguson Reflect Deep Racial Divide

Perceptions of what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, have broken down along racial lines. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate writer Jamelle Bouie about the racial dimensions of the case.
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After Wrongful Conviction, Three Lifetimes Spent With Hope In Check

They were young men when they went to prison in 1975 for a murder they did not commit. The last two of them were freed this month, releasing a joy they could finally savor together.
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Black Friday Gun Sales Soar, Straining Background Checks

Gun buyers are taking advantage of killer deals, with sales doubling this weekend. The FBI's Kimberly Del Greco tells NPR's Rachel Martin that means processing three background checks per second.
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Why Colleges Adjudicate Their Own Campus Crimes

Colleges are under scrutiny for bungling recent sexual assault cases. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Tovia Smith about why schools and not police typically handle these cases.
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The History of Campus Sexual Assault

Sixty years of research on campus rape yields scholarly insight into prevention and accountability.
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For Some Uninsured, Simply Signing Up Is A Challenge

Leaburn Alexander works two jobs and has a monstrous commute. There's no wiggle room in his budget to pay a health insurance premium — and no time even to meet with an enrollment counselor.
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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Resigns

Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown nearly four months ago, writes in a resignation letter that he hopes stepping down will "allow the community to heal."
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Millennials Might Be 'Generation Twin.' Is That A Bad Thing?

Between 1981 and 2012, 1 million extra twins were born in the U.S. One economist says all of those twins could be hurting the economy — but another expert points out some perks of twinhood.
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'The Banh Mi Handbook': A Guide To A Viet-French Sandwich

Food writer Andrea Nguyen dives into the story of banh mi, a Vietnamese street sandwich with a French colonial past that's been popping up on menus around the country.

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