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After The Ferguson Decision, A Poem That Gives Name To The Hurt

This week, a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael Brown. Writer Syreeta McFadden turns to Audre Lorde's poetry to make sense of this decision.


Do More Boots On The Border Equal Security?

When President Obama announced changes to the immigration system, he offered to give more resources for border personnel. Officials have tried it before, and border security remains an elusive goal.


'New Yorker' Cover Shows A Divided St. Louis

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Bob Staake, illustrator of the controversial cover of The New Yorker, which depicts the St. Louis skyline divided in half by the colors black and white.


Despite Cold Weather And Protesters, Shoppers Seek Black Friday Sales

Shoppers flocked to the malls on Thanksgiving, but the rush didn't impede Black Friday sales. Protesters are also trying to put a mark on this day, but their actions haven't taken a bite out of sales.


Immigration Policy May Mean Better Jobs, But Impact On Labor Unclear

President Obama wants to give temporary work status to millions of undocumented workers now living in the U.S. That would mean better jobs for many, but its impact on the labor market is less certain.


A 'Dreamer' With Parents Still In The Shadows

Many immigrants are thankful for President Obama's recent executive action that could save millions of young people from deportation. But some still worry that their parents could be deported.


Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Reinstated By NFL

The former Baltimore Ravens running back had been suspended indefinitely after a video surfaced showing him hitting his then-fiancee.


Texas Man Killed After Firing At Government Buildings

The gunman fired more than 100 rounds at a federal courthouse, a bank and the Mexican consulate before trying to set the consulate on fire. He died during a shootout with authorities.


America's Black Friday Craziness Has Crossed The Pond

The wild discount shopping that once was only a U.S. phenomenon has caught on in the U.K. and elsewhere, thanks largely to online retail giant Amazon.


Experts Predict Low Oil Prices Through Next Year

Following a decision by OPEC ministers not to cut production, crude prices had fallen to a four-year low before rebounding slightly.


Eyeing That BB Gun For Christmas? Don't Go There, Doctors Say

Sure as the season, some toys that turn up on the most-popular lists are also considered a safety hazard. So best to skip the LED crossbow, eye doctors say.


Talking (Very Frankly) About Sex On Campus

Sex Week events are designed to foster an open, healthy discussion about sex.


Census Bureau May Stop Asking Marital History Questions

Sociologists say it's a terrible idea, and comes just as they're trying to explore and explain a dramatic shift in Americans' marriage patterns.


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