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Kurds: U.S. Air Power Backing Operation To Retake Mosul Dam

Peshmerga fighters claim to have retaken the area around the dam, but an eyewitness tells NPR that he's seen no clear progress as yet by Kurdish forces.
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At Life's Last Threshold, Choir Brings Comfort

At a hospice in Nashville, volunteers sing hymns and lullabies to the dying. They're part of a national organization that uses music to soothe life's final passage.
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DOJ Orders Second Autopsy Of Teen Shot By Ferguson Police

The announcement comes after a night of protests that saw seven arrests for "failure to disperse" despite a curfew. One person was also shot and critically wounded during the protests.
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Why The Atlanta Testing Scandal Matters

The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.
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New Cameras Will Map Florida's Reefs

A scientific survey of coral reefs off the Florida keys is being done using the same fish-eye camera lenses that Google uses to capture street views. Scientists will use the images for research.
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Cold Winter Depleted Some Coastal Fish Populations

The extreme cold weather on the East Coast last winter has meant that some fishermen have smaller catches this summer. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to fishing forecaster Mitchell Roffer in Florida.
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Police And Protesters Clash Over Curfew In Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday and enforced a five-hour curfew. The night ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters.
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Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives

Invasive fish like snakeheads and Asian carp are threatening to wipe out aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. So chefs and environmental agencies are encouraging their communities to eat them up.
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To Combat Looting In Ferguson, Mo. Governor Institutes Curfew

A week after the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, the situation in Ferguson, Mo., remains tense. Protesters took to the streets again overnight, and there were reports of looting.
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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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