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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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Smithsonian: Behind The Scenes

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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