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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 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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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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Oct 15, 2013 — Voters always say they want to "throw the bums out," except when it comes to their own representative. But now, against the backdrop of federal government shutdown, a potential default and general Washington dysfunction, there are signs the public is ready to buck that axiom.
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Feb 22, 2013 — No Academy membership required to vote for the Best "I Heart NPR" Picture. Pick your favorite NPR fan from this year's list of Oscar-nominated films and actors.
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Aug 9, 2011 — There could be another extreme makeover ahead of Congress if the current voter mood lasts until the 2012 general election. Different polls by credible organizations indicate that voters appear ready to wash their hands of the current Congress which could result in shifts in control of both the House and Senate.
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Jul 18, 2011 — A new CBS News poll suggests that while none of the Washington political players gets the approval of a majority of voters for how policymakers are handling the debt-ceiling debate, congressional Republicans fare the worst.The survey found only 21 percent of respondents approved of the actions of congressional Republicans while 71 percent disapproved.
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Apr 12, 2011 — A majority of Americans give the country's health system barely passing grades. Most people choose a hospital based on someone's personal experience than looking at quality ratings. Yet when it comes to surgeons, people are evenly split on whether experience or data is the best guide.
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Oct 21, 2008 — Two Views of the Presidential Election
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Dec 12, 2007 — And nearly half of all Hispanics and Asians said they are afraid of blacks...
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