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Major League Baseball owners have selected Rob Manfred to succeed Bud Selig as the league's commissioner. Manfred is the sport's 10th commissioner, selected after six rounds of voting by the 30 MLB owners. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to speak about the news.
August 15, 2014
Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, as government and separatist forces still fight for control of the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.
August 15, 2014
Thousands of people are converging on Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, for a protest rally against the government. The protesters began their 300-mile march in Lahore, led by Imran Khan, who believes he was robbed of last year's election by voting fraud. Meanwhile, a populist cleric is leading a separate march on the capital.
August 15, 2014
In Los Angeles, police shot and killed an African-American man during a scuffle with officers Monday night. While many black members of the community were angered by the killing, it hasn't sparked the same outcry as in Ferguson, Mo. Frank Stoltze of KPCC says that's because the Los Angeles Police Department has sought to build relationships with the neighborhood.
August 15, 2014
Every year, police and sheriffs' departments receive hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of military-style equipment from the Pentagon. The equipment is passed on with the intent to fight drugs and terrorism, but it was on display in Ferguson, Mo., where it was used for crowd control during protests there.
August 15, 2014
Rick Barton, a top State Department official, says sometimes the U.S. has to take risks in diplomacy. Citing his own frustrations, he says that the Obama administration has yet to come up with a real strategy to resolve the war in Syria and isolate jihadi fighters.
August 15, 2014
For more on the challenges of supporting internally displaced persons in Iraq, Robert Siegel speaks with Kieran Dwyer, the spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Dwyer responds to criticisms of the U.N. agencies trying to help.
August 15, 2014
Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.
August 15, 2014
The Affordable Care Act has allowed many young adults to stay on their parents' insurance. A study suggest the coverage may be helping more of them get treatment for mental health issues.
August 15, 2014
In an emergency meeting in Brussels, the European Union also called for an investigation into possible crimes against humanity carried out by Islamic State militants.
August 15, 2014
Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.
August 15, 2014
An analysis of hospital charges in California couldn't explain the wide variation in listed prices for routine lab work. Teaching hospitals and government-run hospitals charged the least.
August 15, 2014
Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic Senate primary by a slim 1,635 votes. Two remote precincts, damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, could hold the decisive ballots.
August 15, 2014
The Great American Junk Drawer is a scrap yard, a time capsule and a box of curiosities and memories. It can also be a Rorschachian reflection of your life.
August 15, 2014
The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.
August 15, 2014
A 19-year-old woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend are being held in connection with the brutal death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.
August 15, 2014
Future outbreaks of superbugs that resist treatment will test the American health care system's ability to respond. A prominent patient advocate says we need to be ready.
August 15, 2014
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force with no disciplinary actions on his record.
August 15, 2014
The alliance says it observed Russian military vehicles cross into Ukraine overnight, as a massive convoy purportedly carrying aid supplies is halted near the border awaiting inspection.
August 15, 2014
Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.
August 15, 2014

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