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Police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised Aug. 11 in Ferguson, Mo. Renewed calls for police departments to hire more minorities have followed the shooting there of a black man by a white police officer. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Why Police Departments Have A Hard Time Recruiting Blacks

Since the Ferguson, Mo., shooting, there have been renewed calls for police departments to hire more blacks and other minorities. But recruiters say there's a shortage of candidates.

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Why Police Departments Have A Hard Time Recruiting Blacks

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A woman walks toward the international crossing gate in Nogales, Ariz., in March 2013. Jahi Chikwendiu/Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Some Deportees Return To Mexico But Their Stuff Stays In The U.S.

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The bright yellow steel truss bridge over St. John's River is the official border crossing between Liberia and Guinea. The Liberian-Guinean border has been closed since the early days of the Ebola outbreak. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Boredom On The Border Between Liberia And Guinea

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Chris Lohring founded Notch Brewing in 2010. The company's lineup includes a Czech pilsner, a Belgian saison and an India pale ale. All of the brews are session beers — meaning their alcohol by volume, or A.B.V., is less than 5 percent. Courtesy of Notch Brewing hide caption

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More Drinking, Less Buzz: Session Beers Gain Fans

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Many Yazidis, like the ones shown here, managed to flee the onslaught of the so-called Islamic State and made their way to relative safety, like this camp near the northern Iraqi border crossing of Zakho. However, some 5,000 Yazidis, many of them women, are still being held hostage by the Islamic State. EPA/Landov hide caption

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For Yazidi Women, Escaping ISIS Doesn't Mean The Ordeal Is Over

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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff begins to cry as she delivers a speech during the final report of the National Truth Commission on Violation of Human Rights during the military dictatorship from 1964-1985 in Brasilia on Wednesday. She is among the thousands who were tortured during that brutal period. Ed Ferreira/Agencia Estado/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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Brazil's Tearful President Praises Report On Abuses Of A Dictatorship

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Bill Adler (center) with LL Cool J (left) and Fab 5 Freddy at LL's mother's house in 1988. Daniel Root/Courtesy of Bill Adler hide caption

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Cornell To Digitize A Rich Hip-Hop Archive

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