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April 18, 2014 | NPR · The agreement calls on all parties to refrain from violence, requires that illegally-armed groups disarm and that control of government buildings be returned to Ukrainian authorities.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · Morning Edition spent a lot of time recently reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. But many say that number is misleading.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?
 
April 19, 2014 | NPR · In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the opposing camps seem increasingly entrenched, despite a diplomatic effort to ease tensions. Pro-Russian forces refuse to leave occupied buildings and public squares in the east. It's an uneasy Easter weekend and neither side is willing to budge.
 
April 19, 2014 | NPR · Russia is in the middle of a planned upgrade and expansion of its military forces, but global affairs professor Mark Galeotti tells NPR's Arun Rath that Russia's military has its limits.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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children and poverty

Feb 25, 2013 — Researchers say that the heartbeats and breathing of babies may help identify the kids most likely to struggle with poverty later on. Biology matters, the scientists say, but so does baby's relationship with Mom.
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Aug 26, 2012 — Jill Gaikowski began holding diaper drives in November 2009. Eventually nappies filled her basement and the city's first "diaper bank" was born.
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Aug 23, 2012 — The Yah Yahs deliver backpacks full of healthy, non-perishable, child-friendly food to schools for kids principals and school nurses say are likely to be hungry on weekends.
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Aug 15, 2012 — Citizens formed the Knox Prairie Community Kitchen to help feed people in the area.
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Aug 13, 2012 — The Need to Feed Gardening Initiative plants community gardens, runs a community cafe and donates fresh produce to local food pantries.
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Aug 5, 2012 — Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday vulnerable D.C. residents can visit Bread for the City and get some clothing for themselves and their families.
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Aug 1, 2012 — The Homeless Children's Playtime Project lets children ages 1 to 11 from the nearby D.C. General homeless shelter just be kids for a little while.
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Apr 17, 2012 — Food stamps helped buffer effects of the economic downturn for millions of families, a new report says. The benefit was particularly strong for children.
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Apr 9, 2012 — More families in financial stress are relying on schools to feed their children breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the past few years, a federally subsidized school dinner program has spread from six to all 50 states.
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