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"Beware of the man of one book."
—Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) Italian Dominican monk, theologian, philosopher
- NFL Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game Suspension Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:19:00 -0400
- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described the change in a letter to team owners. The league was criticized for suspending Ray Rice for only two games after his arrest on domestic violence charges.
- Obama Says U.S. Will Aid Iraqis Who Are Marooned On Mount Sinjar Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:42:41 -0400
- President Obama announced that he has authorized a humanitarian mission to aid religious minorities stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq. Airstrikes will be a component of that mission.
- 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' On Islamic State, Obama Says Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:59:00 -0400
- But at a news conference, the president said the Sunni militant group was continuing to lose arms and equipment because of targeted U.S. strikes against its members in Iraq.
- Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:35:00 -0400
- The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.
- Michel Martin Goes #BeyondFerguson Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:58:19 -0400
- NPR and St. Louis Public Radio are in Ferguson, Mo., today for a community conversation about race and law enforcement. Follow here or join us on Twitter at 7 p.m. ET to discuss #BeyondFerguson.
- Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:45:00 -0400
- Diane Foley tells NPR that her son, slain journalist James Foley, "could have done so many other things. But he, I think, was drawn to some of the drama, some of the rawness of the conflict zones."
- Texas Law Could Lead To Closure Of Clinics That Offer Abortions Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:39:00 -0400
- A Texas law would require doctors' offices and clinics that perform abortions to comply with regulations that apply to ambulatory surgical centers. The change could lead to a loss of services.
- Shooting Range Accident Draws Focus On Children Handling Guns Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:38:00 -0400
- A tragedy at an Arizona shooting range this week has set off a debate about children using high-powered weapons, as well as America's gun culture.
- Want To Widen Your Worldview? A Random Roomie Helps Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:28:00 -0400
- Research shows that when students are paired with roommates from different backgrounds, they tend to develop more tolerant attitudes.
- Scentless: Losing Your Sense Of Smell May Make Life Riskier Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:16:24 -0400
- Everybody worries about losing eyesight or hearing, but the sense of smell may help people stay safe. People with impaired odor detection are more likely to eat spoiled food or let pans catch on fire.
- With Drones In Flight Over Syria, Questions Of Airstrikes Rise With Them Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:11:49 -0400
- U.S. surveillance drones have begun to maintain a presence over Syria, preparing for possible airstrikes against the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State. A mission to expand airstrikes inside Syria raises new questions, though, and critics on both sides ends of the policy spectrum are weighing in.
- Obama Weighs Possible Immigration Orders — And Their Political Ripples Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:11:00 -0400
- President Obama is preparing to issue new executive orders on immigration. The White House is considering a wide range of actions, one of which could provide temporary work permits for people who are in the country illegally but still meet certain criteria.
- No Boss But The Land And Cattle: A Rancher's Coming Of Age Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:11:00 -0400
- In the North Texas wilderness, men to find out what it means to come of age on the range — and what it means to pass that experience on to their children.
- When Senate Returns From Recess, Ferguson Will Top The Docket Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:11:00 -0400
- The controversy surrounding the police showdown with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., will be coming to Congress. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has scheduled a hearing to look into the confrontation.
- Night Of The Cemetery Bats Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:11:00 -0400
- And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.