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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria Tuesday. The suspects are believed to be with a radical group blamed for a bombing Monday. Kelly McEvers talks to Michelle Faul of The Associated Press.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.
 

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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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Apr 11, 2014 — As of this writing, Rep. Vance McAllister is still a congressman representing his northeastern Louisiana district. And that's part of the problem for a GOP establishment that would like him gone.
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Apr 11, 2014 — Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the president's pick to replace retiring HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, has small-town roots and big-time government experience.
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Apr 10, 2014 — For the cautious president and the free-wheeling reverend, there's a political symbiosis that comes from sharing the same stage.
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Apr 10, 2014 — NPR's Don Gonyea spoke to LBJ's younger daughter about the personal costs of the presidency. "It was his cross to bear, and we felt it very much at home as well as in a public way," she says.
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Apr 9, 2014 — A video of married Rep. Vance McAllister in a passionate embrace with a co-worker has put his job in peril. In a prudent move, he decided against pursuing an FBI investigation into who leaked it.
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Apr 8, 2014 — When a Texas Republican congressman criticized Eric Holder Tuesday, the attorney general hit him with a dose of snark.
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Apr 4, 2014 — Rep. Jim Moran argues that members of Congress are underpaid. His claim has been greeted with derision, but there's evidence the cost of living in D.C. makes it tough for members of modest means.
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Mar 27, 2014 — With enrollment numbers lagging, residents getting bombarded with anti-ACA ads and a close Senate race serving as a backdrop, the state was the focus of a White House conference call Thursday.
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Mar 20, 2014 — Russia imposed a travel ban on nine Americans Thursday. The group, which included six members of Congress, mocked Moscow in response.
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Mar 20, 2014 — Strauss, a well-connected Texas lawyer who served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, advised presidents from both parties.
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