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A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range

Sin City director Robert Rodriguez has been making movies away from the Hollywood machine for years he does most of his filming in his studio in Austin, Texas.

Macy's To Pay $650,000 In Settlement Over Alleged Racial Profiling

The agreement follows a similar deal earlier this month with Barneys. Customers of both department stores said they had been targeted as suspects of theft because of their race.

Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching!

Our informal survey of what's on those back-to-school shopping lists, and how much it costs to fill kids' backpacks.

Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson

The attorney general hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown during his visit, and got an update on the federal investigation into the teen's shooting.

SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after an orca named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.

Coastal Ga. Weekend: Savannah And Coastal Events Aug. 21-24

Bill Dawers of Savannah Unplugged, Hissing Lawns and the Savannah Morning News and Siobhan Egan of Paprika Southern share their recommendations for a fun weekend in Coastal Georgia.

U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria

The mission earlier this summer, based on intelligence from released hostages, "was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location," the Pentagon reported.

Art Against The Wall: Artist Radcliffe Bailey Reflects On The Civil War

This week marks the end of an Atlanta exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the famous Civil War battle that was a turning point in the city. But the Art Against the Wall exhibit at Gallery 72 in downtown Atlanta doesn't just focus on one particular war or time period. GPB’s All Things Considered host Rickey Bevington recently talked with the exhibit's curator, Radcliffe Bailey.

In Syria, The U.S. Weighs A Range Of Unpalatable Options

The U.S. could aid moderate rebels. It could bomb militants of the Islamic State. Or it could sit on the sidelines as the war plays out. There are many choices, but none appears promising.

From A Father And Son, What It Means To Be A Military Man

Enlisting has been a rite of passage for men in the Pierce family since the Civil War. And as America has changed, Mark Pierce and his son Jeremy explain, what it means to serve has, too.

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