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Perry Pushes Back Against Allegations He Overstepped His Authority

Tess Vigeland talks to Ben Philpott of member station KUT about the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abuse of power. The governor spoke for the first time since the charges, saying he acted within his power.
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Behind The Taxidermy Renaissance, Roadkill And A Little Imagination

Taxidermy is becoming more popular amongst a certain crowd — not only for preservation or adornment, but also to create fantasy animals.Laura Securon Palet wrote about it for the online magazine Ozy.
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In Work Of Ferguson Photographer, Snapshots Of Chaos

Scott Olson, a photojournalist with Getty Images, has captured some of the striking images of the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the police shooting of Michael Brown.
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Sen. McCaskill On Ferguson: 'We're Going To Get All The Facts'

Tess Vigeland speaks with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill about the week of violence and tension in Ferguson, discussing the way forward for the community.
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Mo. Governor Orders State Of Emergency, Curfew In Ferguson

He said he took the step to curb violence following last week's shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Most protesters went home before the deadline, but a few hundred remain in the street.
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Gov. Perry: Indictment 'Amounts To Nothing'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the felony abuse-of-power charges are politically motivated, calling it a "farce of a prosecution."
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Germany Eavesdropped On Kerry, Clinton, Magazine Says

Der Spiegel reports that the current and former U.S. secretary of state were the inadvertent targets of German surveillance.
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New York State Couple Charged In Abduction Of Amish Girls

Authorities say that the oldest of the girls, who turned up 24 hours after they were reportedly kidnapped, provided crucial information that led to the couple's arrest.
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Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters

Michael Brown, a teen shot to death by a police officer last week, is to be buried on Saturday. NPR's Cheryl Corley is in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred and days of unrest followed.
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Arab Bank On Trial For Allegedly Funding Hamas

In New York, a Jordanian bank is being sued by victims of terrorism who say the bank sent money to terrorists. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the New York Times's Jessica Silver-Greenberg about the case.

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