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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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Mar 17, 2014 — Sandy Le had been in critical condition with head injuries. Authorities have already charged 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens with one count of capital murder.
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Mar 13, 2014 — Two people were killed and at least 23 more were injured early Thursday when a vehicle sped through one of Austin's crowded streets. Police say the man behind the wheel fled a drunken-driving stop.
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Mar 7, 2014 — Where to find NPR on the ground in Austin at SXSW - and how to follow along online.
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Mar 6, 2014 — It's spring break for tech geeks as an estimated 30,000 take part in the SXSW Interactive Festival. The director, Hugh Forrest, expects surveillance, privacy and wearable devices to be hot topics.
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May 30, 2013 — That's right folks, while you were busy dancing your face off at the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' sole SXSW performance this year (or perhaps from the safety of someplace more private), Apple was capturing footage for their new iPhone 5 ad. Watch for us around 25 seconds into the video.
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Mar 11, 2013 — The Leap Motion Controller senses and tracks hand motions to allow users to browse the Web, play games and open documents. It represents another step in a goal of computer scientists: to make interactions with machines feel natural and easy, and to take away the barriers between humans and computers.
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Mar 8, 2013 — The challenge, launching during the SXSW festival Saturday, asks anyone with an Internet connection to try to create a rocket engine. The 3-D designs can be edited by users around the globe, a model the organizers hope will decrease the cost of space innovation and unleash "untapped potential around the world."
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Mar 6, 2013 — As the tech industry prepares to descend on Austin, the breakout themes and apps of this year's festival remain unclear.
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Mar 13, 2012 — BBH Labs, the "skunkworks" of marketing firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty, created "Homeless Hotspots" in Austin for the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival that's now under way in the Texas capital. The money goes to the homeless men, BBH says.
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Aug 11, 2010 — Help public media folks present at SXSW next year by voting for their sessions.
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