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An Officer Shot A Black Teen, And St. Louis Rioted - In 1962

npr.org — Amidst the flurry of coverage about Michael Brown's death and the reaction in Ferguson, Mo., journalists have been unpacking St. Louis' long, tense history of racial unrest. In some of these stories, the parallels between the events of years past and those of the past few weeks are striking.
Aug 21, 2014

Via @nprnews: An Officer Shot A Black Teen, And St. Louis Rioted — In 1962 n.pr/1n2UcyT

Aug 21, 2014

Riots in Kinloch in 1962 after cop kills black teen. Anyone remember? npr.org/blogs/codeswit…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @GeeDee215: OK: This, by @katchow, is fantastic. So many resonances //An Officer Shot A Black Teen And St. Louis Rioted. In 1962. n.pr/1n2UcyT

Aug 21, 2014

RT @GeeDee215: OK: This, by @katchow, is fantastic. So many resonances //An Officer Shot A Black Teen And St. Louis Rioted. In 1962. n.pr/1n2UcyT

Aug 21, 2014

Via @nprnews: An Officer Shot A Black Teen, And St. Louis Rioted — In 1962 n.pr/1n2UcyT

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Other Hostages Are In Danger, White House Official Says.

npr.org — Kelly McEvers talks to Ben Rhodes, President Obama's Deputy National Security Advisor, about White House policy in Iraq and Syria.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @jslovegrove: NPR's @kellymcevers talks to @rhodes44 about ISIL threat: "We would not restrict ourselves by geographic boundaries." npr.org/2014/08/21/342…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @blakehounshell: Big RT @janinedavidson @rrodes44 says US military action against ISIL will not be restricted by geographic boundaries n.pr/1vkPxO1

Aug 21, 2014

RT @BrettLoGiurato: .@rhodes44: “We would not restrict ourselves…to geographical boundaries” against ISIS. (h/t @blakehounshell) n.pr/1pTJTSi

Aug 21, 2014

RT @BrettLoGiurato: .@rhodes44: “We would not restrict ourselves…to geographical boundaries” against ISIS. (h/t @blakehounshell) n.pr/1pTJTSi

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Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A Raise

npr.org — Restaurants and hotels are posting new job openings faster than they can fill them. This is a promising sign for the economy. Many jobs in the hospitality industry have low pay but don't require specialized skills. So they often serve as a stopgap for people between jobs.
Aug 21, 2014

Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A Raise n.pr/1oX2ibN

Aug 21, 2014

Job openings are soaring in restaurants and hotels. How will this affect wages? n.pr/1ljsGSw pic.twitter.com/yz8Usqqp7D

Aug 21, 2014

RT @adamdavidson: Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A Raise: Restaurants and hotels are posting new job openings fas... n.pr/1pU6C0r

Aug 21, 2014

RT @adamdavidson: Why Restaurant And Hotel Workers May Soon Get A Raise: Restaurants and hotels are posting new job openings fas... n.pr/1pU6C0r

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Afghanistan Expels 'Times' Reporter Over Article About Potential Coup

npr.org — One of the most heralded "success stories" of post-Taliban Afghanistan has been the growth of its independent media. Afghan and international news organizations in Afghanistan have largely enjoyed press freedoms rivaling those of many Western nations.
Aug 21, 2014

Via @nprnews: Afghanistan Expels 'Times' Reporter Over Article About Potential Coup n.pr/1q2qSfA

American Ebola Patients Will Leave Atlanta Hospital

npr.org — The first patients treated for Ebola on American soil will soon be discharged from Emory University Hospital, where they've been in an isolation ward since returning from Liberia early this month. One of the patients, Dr. Kent Brantly, will appear at news conference today.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: 'I Am Thrilled To Be Alive': American Ebola Patients Released From Hospital n.pr/1pNRTUX

Aug 21, 2014

Ebola patient to be discharged after condition has been “IMPROVING.” I think “recovered” might be a better metric … n.pr/1s4tKIh

Aug 21, 2014

Via @nprnews: At Least One American Ebola Patient Will Leave Atlanta Hospital, Group Says n.pr/VGaRRG

Aug 21, 2014

RT @nprnews: American Ebola Patients Will Leave Atlanta Hospital n.pr/1ttms1u

The Momentum Of The Ice Bucket Challenge - And What It Means For ALS

npr.org — A recent fundraising challenge has gone viral on social media, calling attention to research into Lou Gehrig's disease. Audie Cornish talks with Forbes contributor Dan Diamond about the state of that research and where it goes from here after the fundraising success.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @aawayne: While cynical health reporters like me sneer at this Internet meme, @ddiamond is rewarded for writing about it. npr.org/2014/08/20/341…

Aug 21, 2014

While cynical health reporters like me sneer at this Internet meme, @ddiamond is rewarded for writing about it. npr.org/2014/08/20/341…

Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio

npr.org — The jails aren't overflowing in San Antonio anymore. People with serious mental illnesses have a place to go for treatment and the city has saved $10 million a year on. How did it happen? "You know Brad Pitt in the movie Moneyball?" asks Gilbert Gonzalez, Director for the Bexar County Mental Health Department.

Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward

npr.org — People were screaming and throwing rocks. The police were firing shots and hitting protesters with their batons. A riot had started in the slum neighborhood of West Point, in the Liberian capital of Monrovia. "A riot is tough enough without knowing that you're in an Ebola-infected neighborhood," says NPR photographer David Gilkey, who was in West Point when it began.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @QuilLawrence: terrifying report from Liberia Via @nprnews: Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward n.pr/1q0tCdg

Aug 21, 2014

From my colleague David Gilkey. "@nprnews: Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward n.pr/1q0tCdg"

Aug 21, 2014

"...Imagine what's been going on in Missouri. Now add Ebola." -- @nprnews on Photographing An Ebola Riot: n.pr/1q0tCdg

Aug 21, 2014

RT @NPRinskeep: "People are running and screaming and bumping into you, and any one of them could have Ebola.“ n.pr/VG5pOo

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A Perfectly Cromulent Classical Guide To 'The Simpsons' Marathon

npr.org — From its start nearly 25 years ago, The Simpsons was different. Not only was it animated, it had a Murderer's Row of voice actors and writing talent. It was absurdly funny and more than occasionally touching. Today, the show still embraces an uncommonly wide range of comedy, from slapstick to laser-guided wordplay.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @nprclassical: Here's our perfectly cromulent guide to classical music on "The Simpsons" marathon, which starts today: n.pr/1ljdAg0

High School Football Players Steer Clear Of Ferguson Violence

npr.org — At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players - all black, mostly from Ferguson - practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."
Aug 21, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: One place where #Ferguson residents vent their anger is on the football field. @RobertKlemko explains. n.pr/1s35E0s @SInow

Aug 21, 2014

RT @MorningEdition: One place where #Ferguson residents vent their anger is on the football field. @RobertKlemko explains. n.pr/1s35E0s @SInow

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

npr.org — The ongoing California drought has pitted wild salmon against farmers in a fight for water. While growers of almonds, one of the state's biggest and most lucrative crops, enjoy booming production and skyrocketing sales to China, the fish, it seems, might be left high and dry this summer-and maybe even dead.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @NPRFood: California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water n.pr/1pis4wg

Is There Such A Thing As A 'Good Psychopath'?

npr.org — Oxymoronic, isn't it, the idea of a "good psychopath"? But in their just published book, The Good Psychopath's Guide To Success, Andy McNab and Kevin Dutton argue that relying on some psychopathic traits can lead to a more successful life. Andy is a British Special Air Service veteran and novelist; Kevin is an Oxford University psychologist.
Aug 21, 2014

"Is There Such A Thing As A 'Good Psychopath'?" -- Perhaps THE unintentionally apt question of our times. npr.org/blogs/theproto…

Grappling With Trigger Warnings And Trauma On Campus

npr.org — On Tuesday, I posted syllabi for the two undergraduate anthropology classes I will teach this fall: Evolutionary Perspectives on Gender and Primate Behavior. As the academic year at my college nears its start, I can't help but reflect on the extra layers of complexity involved in syllabus construction nowadays compared to when I first started out as a teacher in the 1980s.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @bjkingape: Avid discussion at my NPR post: trigger warnings in #gender class when #books deal w rape, other sexual violence? npr.org/blogs/13.7/201…

Holder Seeks To Sooth Nerves During Visit To Ferguson

npr.org — Pablo Martinez Monsivais/The Associated Press The nation's top law enforcement officer traveled to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday to wrap his arms around a community in pain. Attorney General Eric Holder hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old killed by a white police officer earlier this month.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @johnson_carrie: via @nprnews: Holder Seeks To Sooth Nerves During Visit To Ferguson, with sound from @MorningEdition n.pr/VFDePK

Thailand's Parliament Hands Prime Minister Post To Coup Leader

npr.org — The man who toppled Thailand's democratically elected government in May has been chosen as the country's interim prime minister. Not surprisingly, junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's hand-picked legislature voted 191-0, with three abstentions to legitimize the coup leader's role as head of government. He was the only candidate.
Aug 21, 2014

Via @nprnews: Thailand's Parliament Hands Prime Minister Post To Coup Leader n.pr/1q2FwmY

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