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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 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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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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Can I Just Tell You?

Apr 9, 2014 — Host Michel Martin asks whether college athletes are getting the education they are supposed to.
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Mar 5, 2014 — The Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave tells the heartbreaking story of Solomon Northup, a free man who was sold into slavery. Host Michel Martin reflects on all the powerful, personal stories around us.
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Feb 19, 2014 — Host Michel Martin draws parallels between two high-profile stories in Florida, suggesting now is the moment for allies to come forward and parents to be heard.
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Feb 4, 2014 — Host Michel Martin shares her thoughts on rules and how they trap people from following their instincts, in her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay.
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Jan 15, 2014 — Host Michel Martin shares her thoughts about why poverty conversations are needed, in her regular "Can I Just Tell You" essay.
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Oct 16, 2013 — Some politicians and commentators amp up their rhetoric at the expense of the facts. In her regular "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin suggests that they get a reality check... at the movies.
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Oct 9, 2013 — As the shutdown drags on, many Americans are wondering whether the federal government will meet its obligations, and services for military veterans are a particular cause for concern. Host Michel Martin shares her thoughts about the promises the nation has made to service members — and those they've made to each other — in her 'Can I Just Tell You?' essay.
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Jul 17, 2013 — NPR's Michel Martin says Americans sometimes have an empathy gap when it comes to other people's pain.
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Jun 26, 2013 — In her regular "Can I Just Tell You" essay, host Michel Martin shares her thoughts on the Paula Deen controversy. Martin says it might be time for a truth and reconciliation commission in the U.S., to help people move on from insensitive things they did in the past.
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Jun 12, 2013 — Host Michel Martin says people too often base their 'facts' on assumptions — not real data. She shares her thoughts on new polling numbers in her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay.
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