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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 18, 2014 | NPR · It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.
 
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April 18, 2014 | NPR · Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.
 

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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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Mar 26, 2014 — A quartet of talented percussionists — Sandeep Das, Shane Shanahan, Mark Suter and Joseph Gramley — create deep grooves out of their Silk Road Ensemble collaboration.
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Mar 31, 2014 — Hear smash hits and intriguing tracks from Sudan, India, Nigeria and beyond — plus more than 900 versions of "Happy," filmed around the world, that will get you dancing.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Watch the superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and many of his close friends from all over the world in action at a theatrical props warehouse in Brooklyn.
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Mar 16, 2014 — A Beirut-born artist has an electro-pop sound that's both bracingly new and intimately familiar — at the intersection of sexy-cool electronica and iconic Arab tradition.
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Mar 23, 2014 — In contrast to what often grabs attention in electronic dance music, the duo's seventh album is calm, serene, uncluttered and defiantly warm.
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Mar 15, 2014 — Some prominent musicians from the Arab world have been trading notes with European artists — and DJ Betto Arcos has been paying close attention.
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Mar 14, 2014 — Na Nach is an ultra-Orthodox sect of Judaism with a techno soundtrack. Na Nachs consider having fun a spiritual duty — whether at a wedding or a busy intersection.
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Mar 4, 2014 — In Brazil, samba isn't just the music of Carnival. With throngs headed to the country for this summer's World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, samba de rota has become an act of cultural resistance.
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Mar 1, 2014 — A samba can be fast or slow; it can propel a parade or insinuate sensuality behind a song. When dancers hit the street for parades during Carnival, their sambas tell stories, like a moving opera.
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Feb 28, 2014 — For this year's Academy Awards, three documentaries — 20 Feet from Stardom, The Square and The Lady in Number 6 — use musicians' lives and experiences to frame some very big ideas.
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