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Grand Jury Indicts Texas Gov. Rick Perry On Charges Of Abusing Power

August 15, 2014 - 8:01pm

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

August 15, 2014 - 7:15pm

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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Even With $100 Million, WHO Says It Will Take Months To Control Ebola

August 15, 2014 - 5:24pm

The WHO has called for donations to help contain the outbreak. But money is just the first step. The challenges run from finding the right staff to prepping neighboring countries just in case.

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Ferguson Officer's Motives In Police Shooting Remain Murky

August 15, 2014 - 4:57pm

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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Russian Military Vehicles Reportedly Move Into Ukraine

August 15, 2014 - 4:09pm

Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, as government and separatist forces still fight for control of the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.

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Massive Rallies Descend On Islamabad, As Authorities Dig In Trenches

August 15, 2014 - 4:09pm

Thousands of people are converging on Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, for a protest rally against the government. The protesters began their 300-mile march in Lahore, led by Imran Khan, who believes he was robbed of last year's election by voting fraud. Meanwhile, a populist cleric is leading a separate march on the capital.

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With A Friendlier Face, LAPD Avoids The Worst Of Ferguson's Woes

August 15, 2014 - 4:09pm

In Los Angeles, police shot and killed an African-American man during a scuffle with officers Monday night. While many black members of the community were angered by the killing, it hasn't sparked the same outcry as in Ferguson, Mo. Frank Stoltze of KPCC says that's because the Los Angeles Police Department has sought to build relationships with the neighborhood.

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U.S. Policy On Syria Mired In Excess Caution, Official Says

August 15, 2014 - 4:09pm

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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After Shooting, LAPD Uses Friendlier Face To Avoid Ferguson's Woes

August 15, 2014 - 4:09pm

In LA, police shot and killed an African-American man during a scuffle with officers Monday. While it angered many black members of the community, it hasn't sparked the same unrest as in Ferguson, Mo.

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Baseball Owners Call Up Commissioner Bud Selig's Relief

August 15, 2014 - 4:09pm

Major League Baseball owners have selected Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as the league's commissioner. Manfred is the sport's 10th commissioner, selected after six rounds of voting by the 30 MLB owners. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to speak about the news.

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Drawing On Pentagon Surplus, Police Now Wield Weapons Of War

August 15, 2014 - 4:09pm

Every year, police and sheriffs' departments receive hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of military-style equipment from the Pentagon. The equipment is passed on with the intent to fight drugs and terrorism, but it was on display in Ferguson, Mo., where it was used for crowd control during protests there.

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In Defense Of U.N. Aid In Iraq

August 15, 2014 - 4:09pm

For more on the challenges of supporting internally displaced persons in Iraq, Robert Siegel speaks with Kieran Dwyer, the spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Dwyer responds to criticisms of the U.N. agencies trying to help.

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Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

August 15, 2014 - 3:20pm

Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in protein bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.

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Has Health Law Helped Young People Get Mental Health Treatment? Maybe

August 15, 2014 - 1:55pm

The Affordable Care Act has allowed many young adults to stay on their parents' insurance. A study suggests the coverage may be helping more of them get treatment for mental health issues.

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EU OKs Arms Shipments To Iraqi Kurds

August 15, 2014 - 1:15pm

In an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union also called for an investigation into possible crimes against humanity carried out by Islamic State militants.

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While Films And TV Shows Miss Latinos, A YouTube Outlet Grows

August 15, 2014 - 1:15pm

Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.

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Wide Range Of Hospital Charges For Blood Tests Called 'Irrational'

August 15, 2014 - 12:24pm

An analysis of hospital charges in California couldn't explain the wide variation in listed prices for routine lab work. Teaching hospitals and government-run hospitals charged the least.

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In Hawaii, Storm-Battered Area Becomes A Kingmaker

August 15, 2014 - 11:18am

Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic Senate primary by a slim 1,635 votes. Two remote precincts, damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, could hold the decisive ballots.

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What Your Junk Drawer Reveals About You

August 15, 2014 - 11:11am

The Great American Junk Drawer is a scrap yard, a time capsule and a box of curiosities and memories. It can also be a Rorschachian reflection of your life.

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Indonesian Police Detain U.S. Couple In Murder Probe

August 15, 2014 - 10:48am

A 19-year-old woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend are being held in connection with the brutal death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.

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