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How Social Media Helped Spread Protest In Michael Brown Shooting

Colorlines Editor-at-Large Kai Wright and NPR's Scott Simon reflect on the reaction to Michael's Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
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Texas Governor Indicted On Abuse Of Power Charges

A grand jury in Austin has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he misused his veto power. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
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Summer Camp In State Prison: A Chance To Bond With Dad

A summer camp program takes boys and girls, ages 8-15, to spend time with their incarcerated dads. The kids camp out nearby and go to the prison during the day to do art projects with their fathers.
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Fresh Tensions Flare In Ferguson, Mo., With More Tear Gas, Looting

A 24-hour period of calm broke early Saturday when police returned to the streets in riot gear and some protesters looted stores and broke car windows. Other demonstrators helped restore calm.
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Grand Jury Indicts Texas Gov. Rick Perry On Charges Of Abusing Power

A grand jury in Austin, Texas, has indicted Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abusing his official powers. For more on the indictment, Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted On Abuse-Of-Power Charges

An ethics complaint was opened last year after the governor vetoed funding for state public corruption prosecutors. Perry had said he would carry out the veto unless a district attorney resigned.
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Ferguson Officer's Motives In Police Shooting Remain Murky

New information was released Friday about the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., but the answers have prompted still more questions.
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Massive Neighborhood Rehab Gives Detroiters A Much-Needed Boost

To the world, Detroit's bankruptcy may appear one more painful and embarrassing episode in a wretched urban play. But inside the city and throughout southeastern Michigan, the financial mess has galvanized a tremendous amount of goodwill. For one example, Tracy Samilton of Michigan Public Radio points to the rehabilitation of Cody High School.
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U.S. Policy On Syria Mired In Excess Caution, Official Says

Rick Barton, a top State Department official, says sometimes the U.S. has to take risks in diplomacy. Citing his own frustrations, he says that the Obama administration has yet to come up with a real strategy to resolve the war in Syria and isolate jihadi fighters.
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Week In Politics: Ferguson And Foreign Policy

Political commentators, Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the protests in Ferguson, Mo., and Hillary Clinton's take on President Obama's policy.

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