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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 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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April 15, 2014 | WBUR · At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · Each April, the shad come back to the Delaware River to spawn, and thousands of anglers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania eagerly await them. Celebrating their annual return is a local spring tradition.
 

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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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Sept. 11 attacks

Mar 24, 2014 — Thousands of remains will be coming to "the sacred ground of the World Trade Center site" this year, officials say. Family members will have a private seating area. The public will not have access.
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Mar 5, 2014 — Prosecutors say Sulaiman Abu Ghaith agreed to become a spokesman for al-Qaida in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Sep 11, 2013 — It's been 12 years since the attacks. Just after 8:45 a.m. ET there was a moment of silence marking the time when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. There are also events at the Pentagon and in southwestern Pennsylvania, where the other jets came down.
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Apr 26, 2013 — New York police say the debris appears to be from one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center in the 2001 attacks. Surveyors found the piece of landing gear during an inspection just a few blocks from ground zero.
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Apr 16, 2013 — It may take runners a long time to erase the memory of bombs exploding right at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, one of the most celebrated races in the world. But many runners say continuing to run offers a small, symbolic way of putting such violence behind them.
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Sep 11, 2012 — In images of a universe much larger than the scale of human malice there is a freedom we can always return to for at least a few breaths.
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May 5, 2012 — It wasn't a wild scene in the Guantanamo Bay courtroom where the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four others were being arraigned on Saturday, but it was certainly in disarray.
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May 3, 2012 — West Point's Combating Terrorism Center says the "most compelling story" from the documents is the frustration shown by the al-Qaida leader with the terrorist network's affiliates.
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Apr 30, 2012 — Workers added a steel column this afternoon, making the skyscrapere 21 feet taller than the observation deck at the Empire State Building. That's a symbolic return to the sky for a site destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Sep 26, 2011 — On 60 Minutes, the city's police chief said his department now has the equipment and training to defend against aircraft. "Obviously this would be in a very extreme situation," he said.
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