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Journalist James Foley was killed this week by the Islamic State. Will airstrikes be enough to hold back the militants? CNN's Peter Bergen talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
As children begin to return to school, we reached out to ask administrators and teachers, "How do you teach Ferguson?"
In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, law enforcement officials around the country are asking: "How can we lay the groundwork for peaceful collaborations between police and citizens?"
NPR's Tom Goldman previews the Little League World Series final games, and looks forward to the college football season.
Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?
When he was young, Michael Arceneaux was a model Catholic who never missed a mass, but when he was asked to join the priesthood, it didn't make him come to Jesus — it made him come out of the closet.