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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 · 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 21, 2013 — Hurricane Raymond has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm in the Pacific Ocean, as it drifts toward Mexico's southwest coast. The storm will bring from 4-8 inches of rainfall, forecasters say, with up to 12 inches possible in some areas.
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Oct 4, 2013 — The system, which has been traveling through the Gulf of Mexico, is expected to make landfall in Louisiana.
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Oct 3, 2013 — Oil and natural gas platforms in the Gulf of Mexico have already been evacuated in anticipation of the storm, which is expected to make landfall as early as Saturday.
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Sep 19, 2013 — In the mountains around Acapulco, mudslides and floods have killed dozens of people. In the resort city itself, 30,000 tourists are trying to leave — but there are few flights out. Meanwhile, Mexico's Gulf coast is also being pummeled.
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Sep 10, 2013 — The tropical storm is forecast to strengthen to hurricane status, marking a first for an Atlantic season that has been lackluster thus far.
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Aug 23, 2013 — So far, the Atlantic has been hurricane-free, but one forecaster points out that similar years in the past have had very active second halves.
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Aug 8, 2013 — But federal forecasters trimmed their original forecast slightly, because the Atlantic waters are not as warm as predicted.
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Jun 19, 2013 — The National Hurricane Center says the second named storm of the 2013 hurricane season is heading west toward southern Mexico.
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Jun 5, 2013 — Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Andrea to bring heavy rains to Florida before moving up the East Coast in the coming days. It is the first named storm in what is expected to be a busy hurricane season.
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Jun 1, 2013 — It's tranquil now, but forecasters predict an above-average six-month season with a good possibility of six major storms.
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