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NFL Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game Suspension

August 28, 2014 - 7:19pm

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described the change in a letter to team owners. The league was criticized for suspending Ray Rice for only two games after his arrest on domestic violence charges.

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Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar

August 28, 2014 - 6:42pm

President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.

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Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar

August 28, 2014 - 6:42pm

President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.

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'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says

August 28, 2014 - 5:59pm

But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.

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'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says

August 28, 2014 - 5:59pm

But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.

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Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

August 28, 2014 - 5:35pm

The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.

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Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

August 28, 2014 - 5:35pm

The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.

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New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution

August 28, 2014 - 5:03pm

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.

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When Zero Doesn't Mean Zero: Trans Fats Linger In Food

August 28, 2014 - 5:03pm

One in 10 packaged foods still contains trans fats, according to a new study. The problematic oils give foods a rich taste and texture and extend shelf life, but have been linked to heart disease.

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Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson

August 28, 2014 - 4:58pm

NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.

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Tom Frieden's Ebola Assessment: The Risk Is Increasing

August 28, 2014 - 4:54pm

In an exclusive interview with NPR, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares his impressions from a visit to West Africa.

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Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria

August 28, 2014 - 4:45pm

Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, "could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones."

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Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria

August 28, 2014 - 4:45pm

Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, "could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones."

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Texas Law Could Lead To Closure Of Clinics That Offer Abortions

August 28, 2014 - 4:39pm

A Texas law would require doctors' offices and clinics that perform abortions to comply with regulations that apply to ambulatory surgical centers. The change could lead to a loss of services.

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Scentless: Losing Your Sense Of Smell May Make Life Riskier

August 28, 2014 - 4:16pm

Everybody worries about losing eyesight or hearing, but the sense of smell may help people stay safe. People with impaired odor detection are more likely to eat spoiled food or let pans catch on fire.

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With Drones In Flight Over Syria, Questions Of Airstrikes Rise With Them

August 28, 2014 - 4:11pm

U.S. surveillance drones have begun to maintain a presence over Syria, preparing for possible airstrikes against the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. A mission to expand airstrikes inside Syria raises new questions, though, and critics on both sides ends of the policy spectrum are weighing in.

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Momentum Gathers For The West's Response To Russia

August 28, 2014 - 4:11pm

Lithuania has called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss Russia's new incursions into Ukraine. The issue's also likely to dominate an upcoming NATO summit. Since sanctions seem to have failed to change Russia's calculations, the U.S. and its European partners are still trying to find a way to effectively protect Ukraine's sovereignty.

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Rebels Storm Key Border Crossing Between Syria And Israel

August 28, 2014 - 4:11pm

The Syrian civil war has flared up in the south of the country, near the Israeli border. A group of Islamist fighters have now captured a border crossing between Syria and Israel on the Golan Heights.

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Night Of The Cemetery Bats

August 28, 2014 - 4:11pm

And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.

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Security Vs. Free Speech: India Blocks Film On Assassination

August 28, 2014 - 4:11pm

The 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was followed by a wave of sectarian killings. The government has now stepped in to stop the release of a film about the traumatic episode.

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