WYPR http://news.wypr.org en President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are 'Cowardly' http://news.wypr.org/post/president-obama-says-militants-who-beheaded-american-are-cowardly The extremist group that carried out the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley engages in "cowardly acts of violence" and "has no place in the 21st century," President Obama said Wednesday, referring to the videotaped execution carried out by militants with the Islamic State.<p>Obama also said the group attacks women and minorities, "for no other reason than they practice a different religion."<p>The president delivered a short address about the killing just hours after U.S. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:27:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34640 at http://news.wypr.org President Obama Says Militants Who Beheaded American Are 'Cowardly' Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward http://news.wypr.org/post/photographing-ebola-riot-put-your-fear-aside-and-go-forward People were screaming and throwing rocks. The police were firing shots and hitting protesters with their batons. A riot had started in the slum neighborhood of West Point, in the Liberian capital of Monrovia.<p>"A riot is tough enough without knowing that you're in an Ebola-infected neighborhood," says NPR photographer David Gilkey, who was in West Point when it began.<p>West Point is where angry residents rushed into an Ebola holding center on Saturday night; the 17 patients were suspected of having the virus. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:57:00 +0000 Marc Silver 34641 at http://news.wypr.org Photographing An Ebola Riot: Put Your Fear Aside And Go Forward Liberia Blocks Off Neighborhood In Ebola Quarantine, Sparking Riot http://news.wypr.org/post/liberia-blocks-neighborhood-ebola-quarantine-sparking-riot <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Liberia+Blocks+Off+Neighborhood+In+Ebola+Quarantine%2C+Sparking+Riot&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ0NzQzMDEzMjA3NjYzMThiMzQ4ZQ004)"/></div><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:52:00 +0000 David Greene & Nurith Aizenman 34639 at http://news.wypr.org Hamas Military Chief Reportedly Targeted As Gaza Violence Resumes http://news.wypr.org/post/gaza-violence-resumes-hamas-military-chief-targeted Israel says more than 70 rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, and that it responded with at least 60 airstrikes after a short-lived cease-fire with Hamas broke down Tuesday. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:56:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34638 at http://news.wypr.org Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists http://news.wypr.org/post/ferguson-killing-inspires-young-black-activists The nation has been gripped by the ongoing protests following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. But the demonstrations sparked by his death have spread far beyond the streets in his community. Young activists from around the country tell us how the events in Ferguson moved them, and what they hope might come from this moment.<p><hr /><p><em>Malcolm London is a poet, activist and educator. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:56:00 +0000 editor 34636 at http://news.wypr.org Ferguson Killing Inspires Young Black Activists