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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.
 

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April 21, 2014 | NPR · Last year a scientist said he'd found a new form of botulinum toxin, and was keeping details secret to keep the recipe from terrorists. But other science and public health labs were shut out, too.
 
April 23, 2014 | NPR · Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?
 
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April 23, 2014 | NPR · For decades, a mysterious quacking "bio-duck" has been heard roaming the waters of the Southern Ocean. Now scientists say the source is a whale.
 

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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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Dec 24, 2011 — Photos from Smithsonian show how Santa has come a long way in just a few decades.
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Jul 27, 2011 — A few vintage images of butterflies are set free from the archives.
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Jun 28, 2011 — History springs to life in wiggling stereoscopic images.
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Mar 25, 2011 — Historic photos of the US Army's first African American pilot program.
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Mar 12, 2011 — The Smithsonian has recently discovered a rare perspective on the legendary quake: 3-D, color stereo photographs.
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Feb 14, 2011 — Today, these photos are just endearing. But in the 1800s, they might have caused a stir.
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Jan 3, 2011 — Fifty years ago today, renowned photographer Richard Avedon spent some time with the busy president-elect and his family.
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Dec 20, 2010 — A New York cityscape taken 76 years ago today seems an ordinary perspective, but at the time, it was something special.
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Sep 28, 2010 — In the early stages of atomic experiments, the U.S. government hired Harold Edgerton to figure out how to photograph big bangs. His photographs, shared by the Smithsonian, are both spectacular and spooky.
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Aug 27, 2010 — It's the season for gathering vacation photos — whether in tangible scrapbooks or Facebook albums. Smithsonian curator Shannon Perich takes a look at photo albums through the years.
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