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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 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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May 29, 2012 — Visiting with Donald Trump had a certain logic for Mitt Romney when he was fighting to prove his conservative street cred. But the logic is less clear now that Romney is shifting his campaign to gain support among independents. As George Will suggests, the Trump embrace indeed a curious move.
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May 5, 2011 — When President Obama decided to make public a copy of his actual birth certificate, some people thought it was a mistake to dignify those on the fringe who doubted he was born in Hawaii. Looks like the president's political instincts were solid, based on a new poll.
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Apr 28, 2011 — President Obama made light of the birther controversy in his remarks at several New York fundraisers Wednesday, turning it into an opening punchline as he warmed up his audiences while acknowledging the news of the day.
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Apr 18, 2011 — Gov. Jan Brewer said she was troubled by the potential politicization of the certification process. She called the bill a bridge too far.
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Feb 15, 2011 — Mike Huckabee also led Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin with GOP primary voters. Plain had overwhelming approval from birthers but only half the approval rating with GOP primary voters who accept as a fact the president's U.S. birth.
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Jan 6, 2011 — A woman shouted "Except Obama" as a lawmaker read the Constitution's qualifications to be president. She was arrested. Aside from that, the reading went without incident.
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Apr 20, 2010 — A bill that would require presidential candidates to supply their birth certificate before they can appear on a state ballot got initial approval from the Arizona state House on Monday.
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