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Left And Right Unite In Criticizing Ferguson Police Response

A shift in police tactics helped ensure protests stayed peaceful in Ferguson, Mo. Critics on both sides of the aisle say the response earlier in the week was heavy-handed and contributed to violence.

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Gaza Students Wonder When Their Schools Will Reopen

Many were damaged in the fighting with Israel and others are still serving as shelters for Gazans who lost their homes. Even before the fighting, kids went to school in shifts owing to overcrowding.

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Don Draper? Tywin Lannister? These Aren't Your Father's TV Dads

As part of All Things Considered's series on Men in America, NPR's Eric Deggans considers the way television fatherhood has changed over the past five decades, from Ward Cleaver to Walter White.

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Left And Right Unite In Criticizing Ferguson Police Response

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Even With $100 Million, WHO Says It Will Take Months To Control Ebola

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Coogan And Brydon's New 'Trip' Is, Well, A Real Trip

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Protesters hold their hands up as an LAPD officer talks on Aug. 14 in the aftermath of the shooting of a 25-year-old African-American man. The department says confidence in the LAPD has helped head off the kind of unrest seen in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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After Shooting, LAPD Uses Friendlier Face To Avoid Ferguson's Woes

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Gaza Students Wonder When Their Schools Will Reopen

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Wissons (Of Vu) Stanton Moore
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'You're Not Alone': Dads Who Blog Redefine Modern Fatherhood

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Don Draper? Tywin Lannister? These Aren't Your Father's TV Dads

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