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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 13, 2014 — Jason King picks 10 Al Green classics to celebrate the soul singer's birthday
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Apr 11, 2014 — Structured and free, sonic and rhythmic, poems and jazz music seem like natural partners. For National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month, here are some notable collisions between the two.
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Apr 6, 2014 — The godfather of house music remixed far more records than he ever recorded himself. We revisit a handful of our favorite edits by Frankie Knuckles.
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Apr 2, 2014 — Bruising basslines, staccato synths and rave-worthy rhythms: It's our five favorite electronic dance tracks of the last month.
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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 27, 2014 — Watch a video playlist featuring some of Alt.Latino's favorite artists playing Vive Latino, the biggest rock and alternative music festival in Latin America.
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Mar 25, 2014 — To mark the venturesome string quartet's 40 years of commissioning and performing new music, composers Steve Reich, Terry Riley and others recall their favorite Kronos memories.
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Mar 21, 2014 — Welcome in the new season with these 10 vernal-themed songs from NPR Music Radio's 24/7 channel highlighting Celtic music, ThistleRadio.
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Mar 21, 2014 — Download 10 songs from our favorite acts out of SXSW, including Future Islands, PHOX, Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta, Ages and Ages, and much more.
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Mar 16, 2014 — If you're planning to stay up all night this St. Paddy's Day, let these 25 four-leaf clovers from NPR Music's R&B channel, I'll Take You There, set the scene.
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