Jason Wright, seen here during his 15-month deployment to Iraq, served in the military for nine years before resigning last week. Courtesy of Jason Wright hide caption

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Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'
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Susan sits on a park bench in Washington, D.C. She has struggled with homelessness for nearly two decades. Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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One Woman's Lessons From Living On The Street
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Dan Huff rests after a long day's work. He spent much of his life incarcerated in the California prison system. Now, he lives in drug- and alcohol-free transitional housing in Portland, Ore. Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'
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Police arrest a woman in Ferguson, Mo., protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown. Most officers in Ferguson and nearby Jennings are white, but the neighborhoods they police are predominantly African-American. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops
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From her cubicle at Vital Decisions in Cherry Hill, N.J., Kate Schleicher counsels people who are seriously ill. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Hello, May I Help You Plan Your Final Months?
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Meat is displayed in a case at a grocery store in Miami in July. Pork and beef prices are up more than 11 percent since last summer. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter
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Some attendees at Michael Brown's funeral Monday in St. Louis wore ties and buttons depicting the 18-year-old, who was killed two weeks ago in Ferguson, Mo. Robert Cohen/AP hide caption

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In Michael Brown's Memory, Pleas For Justice And Calm
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A small group of 8- to 12-year-olds learn about how soldiers trained for the Civil War. Michael Tomsic/WFAE hide caption

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Picking Sides At Day Camp: Confederacy Or Union?
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Police officers and other first responders attend a 2012 autism information training session in Wrentham, Mass. Several cities are working to reduce the risk of miscommunication between police officers and people with autism. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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For Parents Of Young Black Men With Autism, Extra Fear About Police
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Police arrest a demonstrator protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Are The Protesters Getting Arrested In Ferguson?
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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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The 10-Year-Old Boy Has Died, Probably Of Ebola
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Mark Pierce enlisted in the military in 1970, served in Vietnam and retired in 2010. Years later, his two sons also joined the armed forces. Courtesy of Mark Pierce hide caption

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From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man
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Teachers with the Jennings School District pick up trash Tuesday on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., the scene of nightly police clashes. Jennings and the neighboring Ferguson school district have canceled class due to ongoing unrest. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson
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Ricky Nussle will move next year to Ohio from Phoenix for his wife, Amanda Saraf, who is training to be a doctor. The couple has moved several times for Saraf's career and it's been difficult for Nussle to find work along the way. Peter O'Dowd for NPR hide caption

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More Men Put Ambitions On Back Burner For Their Partners' Careers
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Paul MacLeod, shown in 2009, was such an Elvis fan he even named his son after "the king." Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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With Its Eccentric Owner Gone, What To Do With Graceland Too?
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