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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The acting Ukrainian president says his military is advancing against pro-Russian separatists who took over government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The separatists didn't comply with an ultimatum.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · As part of NPR's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick about that day.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, NPR's Louisa Lim explains in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.
 

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April 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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April 15, 2014 | WBUR · At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · Each April, the shad come back to the Delaware River to spawn, and thousands of anglers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania eagerly await them. Celebrating their annual return is a local spring tradition.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Awards Season

Mar 3, 2014 — Sunday night's Oscar ceremony was overlong and underfunny — though it did pick up here and there, with heartfelt acceptances and a few notable flubs.
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Mar 2, 2014 — Sunday night's Oscars might be a few hours away, but there are a few things we do know about who will — and who won't — get any recognition.
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Feb 28, 2014 — The Oscars are coming up this weekend, but do they matter anymore? Bob Mondello talks about why the Oscars frustrate him, and we search — maybe in vain — for meaning.
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Feb 28, 2014 — We wrap up our look at what the internet at large had to say about this year's Best Picture nominees with the beautiful but devastating 12 Years A Slave.
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Feb 28, 2014 — On this week's show, we invite Bob Mondello to join the table for a discussion of all nine Best Picture nominees and some other stuff, too. And we talk about what's making us happy this week.
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Feb 27, 2014 — We scoured the Internet to uncover the pros and cons of all nine best picture nominations. Today, the internet makes a variety of water-based puns while considering Captain Phillips.
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Feb 25, 2014 — We scoured the Internet to uncover the pros and cons of all nine best picture nominations. Today, the internet grapples with Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club.
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Feb 18, 2014 — We scoured the Internet to uncover the pros and cons of all nine best picture nominations. Today, the divine Judi Dench steps forward in Philomena.
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Feb 13, 2014 — We scoured the Internet to uncover the pros and cons of all nine best picture nominations. Today, we hurtle through space with Gravity.
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Feb 6, 2014 — We scoured the Internet to uncover the pros and cons of all nine best picture nominations. Today, we try to keep our composure while addressing ourselves to Spike Jonze's Her.
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