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Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

August 14, 2014 - 1:38pm

The president says thousands of Yazidis had been rescued from Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq, thanks to the targeting of Islamic insurgents who threatened them.

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Obama Urges Healing, Peace In Ferguson, Mo.

August 14, 2014 - 1:18pm

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

August 14, 2014 - 12:58pm

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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Pakistan's Mixed Message: Celebrations Amid A Security Lockdown

August 14, 2014 - 12:24pm

The country's Independence Day was a study in contradictions. The effort to mark the occasion in the capital Islamabad kept bumping up against anxiety over protest marches against the government.

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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

August 14, 2014 - 12:10pm

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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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

August 14, 2014 - 12:10pm

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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Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

August 14, 2014 - 11:05am

James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.

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Wanted At Barneys New York: An 'Anti-Profiling Consultant'

August 14, 2014 - 10:59am

The high-end retailer settled a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general's office by agreeing to hire an independent expert on preventing racial profiling.

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How People In Ferguson See The Police in Ferguson

August 14, 2014 - 10:35am

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

August 14, 2014 - 9:18am

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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A Fiasco At The Burial Ground, A Prank At The Shop: Covering Ebola

August 14, 2014 - 8:48am

Jason Beaubien reports on his body temperature (you won't believe it), a burial fiasco (you won't believe that either) and a prank that made his driver laugh.

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Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Reach Cease-Fire Extension

August 14, 2014 - 8:46am

A few tense hours were marred by Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes, but since then, things seem to be quiet.

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Tear Gas And Arrests: Ferguson Police And Protesters Face Off

August 14, 2014 - 8:09am

Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson used helicopters and armored vehicles to try to control an area torn by racial tension and outrage over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.

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