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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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Party Animals

Aug 26, 2010 — On NPR tonight, host Melissa Block interviews The Atlantic's Mark Ambinder. Ambinder has a new article about Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the RNC and campaign manager for President Bush in 2004, who has announced he is gay.
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Jul 29, 2010 — Two points of view on conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart. The view of Michael Steele of the RNC is positive; he's invited Breitbart to head up a GOP fundraiser next month. The view of Shirley Sherrod is less positive; she's suing him.
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Jul 28, 2010 — Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo is in the process of leaving the GOP to run for governor as a candidate of the American Constitution Party. Here's what the party stands for.
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Jul 18, 2010 — Sen. John Cornyn, head of the Republican effort to recruit and fund GOP Senate candidates, says it may take two cycles — this year and 2012 — for his party to win a majority of seats.
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Jul 6, 2010 — With more and more Republicans calling on national party chair Michael Steele to resign, some conservatives are suggesting former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his replacement.
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Jul 2, 2010 — Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele calls Afghanistan a "war of Obama's choosing," leading some to remind him that the war has been going on for nine years.
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May 12, 2010 — The site selection committee of the Republican National Committee is recommending Tampa-St. Petersburg as the site for the 2012 GOP convention.
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Apr 9, 2010 — NPR's Don Gonyea, on the ground at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.
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Apr 6, 2010 — The feisty party chief was hired to lift Republicans out of their post-Obama funk. He's given them internal battles and even a bit of bondage-themed scandal. But he won?t quit and Political Junkie Ken Rudin says it's unlikely that he will be pushe...
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Apr 5, 2010 — The Democrats will hold their 2012 national convention the week of Sept. 3.
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