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Strife In Ferguson Focuses Microscope On Police Diversity

Melissa Block talks with Capt. Tracie Keesee, co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity at UCLA, about efforts to diversify police forces nationwide, the impact that diversity has on communities and the challenges in recruiting minorities to the profession.
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Would You Share The President's Fries?

When President Obama visited Kansas City for a speech about the economy, he had dinner with four people who had written him letters and wound up sharing his fries.
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NCAA Ruling Heralds A New, And Murky, Era

A U.S. district court judge ruled that the NCAA was violating federal anti-trust law by prohibiting payments to athletes whose names, images and likenesses are used in video games and TV broadcasts. The NCAA has appealed. So, what now?
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Robin Williams Sober, In Early Stages Of Parkinson's, Widow Says

The late actor and comedian's wife, Susan Schneider, said his "sobriety was intact" and that he was in the early stages of the debilitating muscular disease when he took his life on Monday.
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There's No Longer A Doubt About This Cutthroat Trout

After learning that they'd spent decades restocking Colorado's lakes and streams with the wrong fish, biologists are now ready to release the right one.
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Obama Urges Healing, Peace In Ferguson, Mo.

The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city, but said there's no excuse for violence against the police.
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New Scrabble Champ: Oregon Man, 24, Wins Title

In the final, Conrad Bassett–Bouchard of Portland used words including "florigen." Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, "He's going to be kicking himself for missing 'gramarye.' "
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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.
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How People In Ferguson See The Police in Ferguson

Some residents say that even before Ferguson police killed a teenager, they saw the police as a potential threat. Increasingly this week, they're seeing the police in military gear.
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The NPR Ed Mailbag: The Participation Trophy

Is it "killing our sense of competition" or "simply something to commemorate their time as part of a team"? Here are some of your many responses to our story on giving kids awards for participating.

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