El Cajon, Calif., Police Capt. Jeffery Davis holds up a vape device similar to the one that police say Alfred Olango was holding when he was shot on Tuesday. Davis held a news conference on Friday to release cell and surveillance video of the incident. Denis Poroy/AP hide caption

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Police Release Videos Of Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man in El Cajon, Calif.

After days of progressively larger and angrier protests in a San Diego suburb, local officials released surveillance and witness video in an effort to bring calm.

Syrian refugee Maryam al-Jaddou (center) sits with her children Maria (left) and Hasan at their apartment in Dallas. Al-Jaddou says she decided to leave Syria in 2012 after her family's home in Homs was bombed and there was nowhere safe left to live. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Texas Pulls Out Of Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement means that aid agencies will have to deal directly with the federal government. State services and benefits for refugees in Texas are expected to end in January.

People examine the wreckage of a New Jersey Transit commuter train that crashed into the station in Hoboken, N.J., during the morning rush hour Thursday. Pancho Bernasconi/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Investigators Recover 'Black Box' From Hoboken Train Crash

Investigators are looking into what happened when a commuter train plowed into the Hoboken Terminal at a high speed Thursday morning. The crash killed one person and injured more than 100.

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Music Reviews

Bon Iver's Latest Is A Soulful Mix Of Wood And Microchips

22, A Million is a radical — but logical — departure from Justin Vernon's past work. Music critic Will Hermes thinks it's the most compelling record he's heard all year.

Bon Iver's Latest Is A Soulful Mix Of Wood And Microchips

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Matzo ball soup is a classic recipe straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as reflected in this jalapeño-inflected family recipe from chef Pati Jinich. Copyright Ellen Silverman hide caption

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The Salt

For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

Matzo ball soup is a classic straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as this jalapeño-inflected recipe reflects.

For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

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Movie Reviews

'Deepwater Horizon' Honors The Sacrifice Without Sacrificing The Action

Deepwater Horizon is the tense and terse story of the Gulf oil rig explosion that became the biggest man-made ecological disaster in history.

'Deepwater Horizon' Honors The Sacrifice Without Sacrificing The Action

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The main control room the European Space Operation Center (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, is pictured on Friday during the controlled descent of the European Space Agency (ESA) space probe Rosetta onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rosetta Crashes Into Comet, Bringing Historic Mission To End

The Rosetta spacecraft has been orbiting the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet for two years, sending a stream of images and data back to Earth. Now scientists have ended the mission, and the spacecraft has lost contact with Earth forever.

Mimi Morales recovers in Children's Hospital of Orange Country in late September after surgery for a dental infection she contracted at Children's Dental Group in Anaheim, Calif. She had three permanent teeth, one baby tooth and part of her jawbone removed. Mindy Schauer/Courtesy of The Orange County Register hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Infection Outbreak Shines Light On Water Risks At Dentists Offices

Sometimes going to the dentist can make you sick. It's rare, but nearly two dozen children near Los Angeles have been hospitalized after developing infections traced to contaminated water.

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NPR News Nuggets

NPR News Nuggets: Tom Hanks The Wedding Crasher; Syrian Refugee Saves Ontario Wedding

Here's a roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

2 Couples In Love Attract Attention

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