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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 24, 2014 | NPR · Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The Israeli government suspended peace talks with Palestinians, citing a unity agreement announced Wednesday by Palestinian leadership. The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.
 

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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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Michelle Obama

Feb 25, 2014 — Schools have made big strides in meeting standards for healthier meals, but students are still bombarded by junk food marketing. The first lady announced guidelines Tuesday that aim to change that.
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Sep 13, 2013 — At a time when many kids get too many calories from sugary drinks, water's image may need a boost. So the Partnership for a Healthier America and the beverage industry are teaming up to give it a new logo: Drink Up.
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Jun 6, 2013 — The first lady's confrontation with a woman who interrupted her at a fundraiser has gotten much attention. See some of what it was like.
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Jun 5, 2013 — At a Democratic fundraiser in Washington, D.C., a woman interrupted Michelle Obama with shouts about rights for gays. "Listen to me or you can take the mic, but [then] I'm leaving," the first lady said after confronting the woman. "You all decide. You have one choice." The heckler was escorted away.
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Mar 2, 2013 — From The View to the Oscars, Barack and Michelle Obama's regular appearances on talk shows and at sports events raise the question of whether even a president can become overexposed.
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Feb 26, 2013 — Digitally altering photos seems to be a practice that bridges deep religious and political divides. A Hasidic newspaper cut Hillary Clinton out of one iconic image. Now an Iranian news agency has seen fit to virtually add some material to the American first lady's Oscars night dress.
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Feb 12, 2013 — Judging from the people invited to sit with the first lady, the subjects the president will focus on include gun violence, the economy and the war in Afghanistan.
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Jan 21, 2013 — The first lady is well known for her wardrobe choices, and for the inauguration, Michelle Obama showed off her ability to make multiple style statements during a single day.
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Dec 21, 2012 — One week ago, 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Also today: The National Rifle Association holds a news conference; President Obama says hundreds of thousands have signed petition seeking "serious steps" to end gun violence. and the first lady writes to Newtown.
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Sep 27, 2012 — NPR's Ari Shapiro has the unexpected chance to let an interview subject clarify remarks recorded weeks ago and several states away.
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