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Capt. Ron Johnson: 'I Am Sorry' For Brown's Death

The Missouri Highway Patrol officer in charge of security in violence-wracked Ferguson says: "You are my friends and I am you."

When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

Patients are more satisfied with their care when doctors share their medical notes. But letting patients see what doctors put in medical records has long been taboo. That's starting to change.

Mo. Governor Orders State Of Emergency, Curfew In Ferguson

He said he took the step to curb violence following last week's shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Most protesters went home before the deadline, but a few hundred remain in the street.

Why The Atlanta Testing Scandal Matters

The pressure placed on schools and educators by high-stakes tests can lead to unintended consequences.

Kurds: U.S. Air Power Backing Operation To Retake Mosul Dam

Peshmerga fighters claim to have retaken the area around the dam, but an eyewitness tells NPR that he's seen no clear progress as yet by Kurdish forces.

Kenya Shuts Borders To Ebola-Hit West African Countries

The ban on travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea goes into effect from midnight Tuesday.

Ukraine Claims Gains On The Ground, As Rebels Down Warplane

The MiG-29 was shot down over Luhansk, where Kiev's forces are said to have captured a police station as they tighten a circle around pro-Russia separatists.

DOJ Orders Second Autopsy Of Teen Shot By Ferguson Police

The announcement comes after a night of protests that saw seven arrests for "failure to disperse" despite a curfew. One person was also shot and critically wounded during the protests.

Yazidi Community In America Watches Events In Iraq With Horror

Lincoln, Neb., is home to a sizable group of Iraqi Yazidis, members of the minority group being persecuted in Iraq. One of them, Sulaiman Murad, describes the agony of watching the crisis from afar.

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