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Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson? KWMU

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.

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Saah Exco was found alone on a beach, naked and abandoned a few days ago. Neighbors were afraid to touch him; they were worried about Ebola. But someone did eventually take him to the Ebola ward at JFK hospital in Monrovia. NPR learned today that he died. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

The 10-Year-Old Boy Has Died, Probably Of Ebola

The photo showed a little boy. He was found naked on a beach in Liberia and was very sick. Many were deeply touched and hoped for a miracle.

GlobalPost co-founder and CEO Phil Balboni says what he'll remember about Foley (above) is the way he showed "such incredible courage" as his captors took his life. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Middle East

GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save Foley

Journalist James Foley was held hostage in Syria for nearly two years before he was killed by his captors. GlobalPost co-founder Phil Balboni tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about efforts to win Foley's release.

Syrians inspect a site hit by what they said were airstrikes carried out by President Bashar Assad in the Eastern Ghouta area on Aug. 3. Assad's forces continue to besiege the area near Damascus, which is still controlled by rebels. Badra Mamet/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Parallels - World News

A Year Later, Syria's Chemical Weapons Are Gone, But Siege Remains

The Damascus suburb hit by a deadly chemical weapons attack a year ago remains surrounded by Syrian government forces who are still trying to squeeze the rebels out.

How should book sellers promote diverse content? Examine their biases, and get other folks to examine their biases, too. iStockphoto hide caption

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Code Switch

How To Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner's Advice

It's not news that the publishing world isn't very diverse. But over on the other side of the industry, how do owners of neighborhood bookstores try to sell books for or about people of color?

Leon Evans, director of the community mental health system for Bexar County and San Antonio, broke through barriers that had hindered care. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio Kaiser Health News

The jails, hospitals, courts, police and mental health department in Bexar County, Texas, used to work separately. Since they started cooperating, psychiatric care has improved and costs are down.

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Duuuuuuude! Damon Wayans, Jr. and Jake Johnson explore the whimsical fun of petty tyranny in Let's Be Cops. Frank Masi, SMPSP/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Monkey See

The Whimsical Fun Of Petty Tyranny (Hilarious, Right?)

The buddy comedy Let's Be Cops is atrociously timed, writes NPR's Linda Holmes: Two guys who feel powerless pretend to be police officers and discover that other people's blind obedience is intoxicating.

Linda Owen takes a photo of her husband, Al, in front of Ferguson Brewing Co. near the city's historic district. The couple are from an unincorporated section of St. Louis County and were visiting Ferguson. They don't get down to West Florissant much anymore, although Linda, a retired teacher, has former students who live there and said she worries about how they're doing. Eric Kayne for NPR hide caption

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Code Switch

The Sleepy Road Near Our National Conversation On Race

National media attention for much of the past two weeks has been focused on a small stretch of West Florissant Avenue. A little over a mile away is South Florissant Road, which has been much quieter.

If it weren't for B.K.S. Iyengar, yoga wouldn't be quite as popular in the West. This photo of the yogi, who died this week at 95, was taken in Karnataka, India on May 3, 2005. Hemant patil/Corbis hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Weakened By TB And Malaria, Iyengar Took The Yoga Cure

He practiced to improve his own health. Then he spread the word about yoga to the world. His excellent English helped, so did his use of props like blocks and belts.

A young Chinook salmon, called a smolt, near Vallejo, Calif., on April 24, 2014. North Coast tribes and environmentalists fear that the smolts and Chinooks may not survive this year's low river flows and warm water. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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The Salt

California Drought Has Wild Salmon Competing With Almonds For Water

Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.

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