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Families Want Federal Investigations Into Black Men's Deaths

Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last month. Eric Garner died in July after being placed in a chokehold by a New York officer. Their families say they want justice.

Solar Advocates Fight Utilities Over Grid Access

Across the country the solar industry is battling utilities over the financial details of feeding electricity from renewable resources back into the power grid.

New York Mayor Says There Is No 'Specific, Credible' Threat Against City

Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said his country had uncovered a plot against New York City's subway system. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said there was no evidence of a plot.

Islamic State Defector: 'If You Turn Against ISIS, They Will Kill You'

A Syrian defector from the self-proclaimed Islamic State says he had happy moments when he first joined the militants. But he began to see brutality and cruelty that was impossible for him to support.

Rouhani: Western Powers Have Helped Globalize Terrorism

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. that the solution to the problem of ISIS now must involve the region. He also said resolving the Iran nuclear issue could lead to greater cooperation.

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

The nation's first black U.S. attorney general had a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, sentencing reforms and battles with congressional Republicans.

50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

Since Texas became a state, the Rio Grande has marked the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But, like rivers do, it moved. In 1964, the U.S. finally gave back 437 acres of land.

Supermarkets Waste Tons Of Food As They Woo Shoppers

In the U.S., consumers account for the biggest share of waste in the food chain. Demand for stocked shelves and unblemished produce, and confusion over date labels lead to mountains of tossed meals.

No End In Sight For Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Lockout

A bitter contract dispute has halted the upcoming 70th season of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which was slated to begin tonight. Reporter Adam Ragusea has been following this story. He joined GPB’s “All Things Considered” host Rickey Bevington from Macon to talk about why the musicians are protesting and the future of the symphony in Atlanta. A bitter contract dispute has halted the upcoming 70th season of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which was slated to begin tonight. Reporter Adam Ragusea has been following this story. He joined GPB’s “All Things Considered” host Rickey Bevington from Macon to talk about why the musicians are protesting and the future of the symphony in Atlanta.

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