Today's Takeaways: ISIS Propaganda, The Narrative of Ferguson & The Death of a Yogi

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

The gravesite of Detra Rainey, 39, and four of her children. They were shot to death inside their North Charleston home in 2006. Her husband was charged, but later declared mentally unstable. (Grace Beahm/The Post and Courier)

1. The Frightening Power of ISIS Propaganda | 2. 'Til Death Do Us Part': Inside South Carolina's Domestic Violence Epidemic | 3. Anna Deavere Smith on the Narrative of Ferguson | 4. Remembering The Creator of Modern Yoga

The Frightening Power of ISIS Propaganda

This week, ISIS sent a pointed message to the West with a brutal video showing the beheading of an American journalist. It's the latest tactic of a terror group with a robust PR wing.

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'Til Death Do Us Part': Inside South Carolina's Domestic Violence Epidemic

In South Carolina, one woman dies every 12 days from domestic violence. Yet the problem is a silent epidemic, with more animal shelters than domestic violence centers in the state.

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New Approach to Domestic Violence Saves Lives

An integrated team approach—with help from police, hospitals and the courts—has successfully prevented domestic violence homicides in Massachusetts.

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Documentarian R.J. Cutler Jumps Into Fiction

R.J. Cutler's first feature film, "If I Stay," is a teenage tear jerker with some profound lessons about the importance of family.


From Rodney King To Michael Brown: The Narrative Of Ferguson

Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith is known for her documentary-style plays about race in America. Here, she reflects on the narrative out of Ferguson.

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Remembering The Creator of Modern Yoga

B.K.S. Iyengar, the man credited with introducing yoga to the western world, died on Wednesday in the southern Indian city of Pune at the age of 95.

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