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President Obama pauses while speaking Thursday about the situation in Ferguson, Mo., during his family vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Politics

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.

Displaced Palestinian Emada Al Attar, 23, holds her 16 day-old baby boy Anous in a classroom where they sleep in a U.N. school where the family is taking refuge during the war, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip on Aug. 8. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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Parallels

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.

Breaking Bad's Walter White always insisted his bad deeds were for a good cause: helping his family. AMC hide caption

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Men In America

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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