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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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Nov 17, 2013 — Electronic medical records are supposed to make health care safer and more consistent. But they fail to capture the true story of a patient's life, an Alabama doctor finds. And all that time checking boxes means less time for house calls with an elderly couple who need compassion more than diagnoses.
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Aug 26, 2010 — With so many House seats in play, it is difficult to reduce it to a Top 50 list. But we're attempting it here. And it is important to note that of the Top 50, 46 are currently held by the Democrats.
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Jun 18, 2010 — Texas Republican Joe Barton's apology for apologizing to BP, over the White House's "shakedown" of the company for its role in the oil spill in the gulf, is playing into Democrats' hands.
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Jun 17, 2010 — After causing an uproar this morning by accusing the White House of organizing a "$20 billion shakedown" of BP, Rep. Joe Barton is now saying he's sorry.
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May 28, 2010 — In looking at the House vote to end the "don't ask/don't tell" ban on gays & lesbians from openly serving in the military, one thing jumps out: the recently-elected Mark Critz (D-PA) and Charles Djou (R-HI) voted the opposite of their parties.
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May 21, 2010 — Republicans hope that a split Democratic field can propel them to victory in a special congressional election in Hawaii's 1st District on Saturday.
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May 18, 2010 — Indiana's Mark Souder, a religious conservative seeking a ninth term, announced he was resigning from Congress because of an affair with a member of his staff.
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Jul 21, 2009 — Race is a constant factor in Tennessee's 9th congressional district, which has a black majority and is represented by a white incumbent.
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Apr 6, 2009 — Next special congressional election: Tuesday in Illinois' 5th District, where Democrat Mike Quigley is favored to succeed now-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
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Mar 31, 2009 — For one day at least, the eyes of the political world are focused on New York's 20th congressional district, where voters on Tuesday will choose a successor to now-Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
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