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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 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 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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Jan 30, 2014 — Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is expected to present fellow Republicans with a one-sheet document that lays out principles for rewriting immigration laws. His caucus is split on the issue, so it's unclear whether he has the support to move forward with legislation.
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Jan 29, 2014 — ANALYSIS: The president was brisk and confident during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. He also managed to avoid a remarkable array of issues that could have proved problematic. But he hasn't been nearly as adept at the less-dramatic business of dealing with Congress and the media.
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Jan 29, 2014 — After a long spell of partisan trench warfare and gridlock, President Obama called for "a year of action" Tuesday. The changes he pitched were relatively modest, but he promised to move forward with or without the help of Congress.
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Jan 29, 2014 — Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who delivered the official GOP response Tuesday evening, didn't have the spotlight to herself — there were also three other Republican rebuttals.
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Jan 28, 2014 — President Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery on Jan. 28, 2014.
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Jan 28, 2014 — In his State of the Union address, President Obama challenged Congress to overhaul immigration laws and increase the federal minimum wage.
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Jan 28, 2014 — The first State of the Union message was delivered by none other than George Washington. The first to be broadcast on TV? That was Harry Truman's address in 1947.
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Jan 28, 2014 — The Obama administration is flooding just about every major social media platform in its major digital push before — and during — the State of the Union address.
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Jan 28, 2014 — The president will announce in his State of the Union address that he's signing an executive order to lift the pay in new federal contracts. A top adviser tells NPR that Obama has "warmed up to" the idea of using executive orders to move his agenda ahead.
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Jan 28, 2014 — The populist issue of income inequality will get a full airing in President Obama's fifth State of the Union speech. But immigration could run a close second in a speech designed to advance the president's second-term agenda.
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