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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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  • Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?
    The violence at night in Ferguson, Mo., has calmed down for now. However, there have been more than 160 people arrested since the protests began. Police records offer a sense of who they are.
  • Ferguson Turns Lens On Police-Involved Killings, But Some Facts Are Few
    The aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., has focused attention on police-involved killings more broadly in the U.S. But statistics on shootings by police are scarce. To learn why, Audie Cornish speaks with David Klinger, an associate professor at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
  • European Fighters Take On More Prominent Roles In The Islamic State
    The hunt is on to identify the man in the James Foley execution video who speaks with a British accent. An estimated 2,000 Europeans have left home to join the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
  • Israel Unrolls New Series Of Strikes Against Hamas Leadership
    An Israeli airstrike killed three Hamas military commanders, who were buried shortly later amid threats that the militant group would respond.
  • The Siege Deepens In Eastern Ukraine's Donetsk
    There are reports of heavy shelling on the outskirts of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, as government forces try to take the city from pro-Russian separatists. Meanwhile, thousands of the city's residents are trying to flee the fighting.
  • BREAKING: British Burn Washington ... 2 Centuries Ago
    Two hundred years ago this week, invading British troops destroyed the White House and the U.S. Capitol. NPR wasn't there, but if we were, our coverage might have sounded something like this ...
  • American Ebola Patients Leave Atlanta Hospital Healthy
    Two U.S. missionaries who caught the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital after fully recovering. They were the first known Ebola patients flown to the U.S. for treatment. Both received an experimental drug called ZMapp, but it remains unclear what role that treatment played in their recovery.
  • Why Ebola Is Making It Harder To Provide Good Health Care
    People are afraid to go to the doctor. Clinics have lost staff to the virus. Basic supplies aren't there. Ebola will have an impact on everything from malaria treatment to maternal health.
  • Failed Foley Rescue Reveals Challenges Faced By U.S. Intelligence
    Earlier in the summer, a U.S. raid failed to rescue American hostages in Syria, including journalist James Foley, who was executed in a video released this week by Islamist militants. The hostages were not where they were thought to be. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston discusses the limits on America's ability to gather intelligence in Syria, as well as the latest developments since Foley was killed.
  • The Dynamics Of Demanding Ransom From Nations
    Since the release of a video depicting the killing of American journalist James Foley, it has been revealed that the militant group Islamic State demanded millions of dollars for his freedom. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times explains how militant groups use ransom demands such as these for funding.

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