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April 18, 2014 | NPR · The agreement calls on all parties to refrain from violence, requires that illegally-armed groups disarm and that control of government buildings be returned to Ukrainian authorities.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · Morning Edition spent a lot of time recently reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. But many say that number is misleading.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.
 

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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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Apr 8, 2014 — When you name your band after a Mercyful Fate song, you'd better damn well live up to it. Thankfully, The Oath's "Silk Road" sounds something like Heart raised on a healthy dose of King Diamond.
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Apr 3, 2014 — The Bavarian metal band conjures 2001: A Space Odyssey, mud-clod caveman riffs and an aggro South of Heaven grunt in an eight-minute song called "The Black Plague of the Soul."
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Dec 31, 2013 — From Satan's ridiculous riffs to Katie Gately's chutes-and-ladders computer music, Lars Gotrich brings a wide range of heavy, loud, out-there sounds to bury 2013 once and for all.
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Dec 11, 2013 — Have a Nice Life's "Defenestration Song" is a pitch-black post-punk party-starter for the gloomy. It's from the forthcoming The Unnatural World, the duo's first album in six years.
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Nov 5, 2013 — From faithful solo sets to Television-indebted deconstructions, 2013 has been a renaissance to the fingerstyle guitar. And more so than any year, American Primitive ain't just for loners anymore.
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Oct 15, 2013 — With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways throughout a lush string-and-piano arrangement of "The West Wind."
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Oct 11, 2013 — There's something blurrily manic about cable television at 3 in the morning. The production team behind the "Wojtek" video has been there, as zombies eat ninjas in a celebrity chef's kitchen and, well, it'd be a shame to spoil it for you.
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Sep 26, 2013World War IV features what's become James Jackson Toth's own Crazy Horse: a crew of Birmingham, Ala., musicians who lock in like a hound around the neck of a boar. It's all gnarly and distorted and downtrodden, big-men-with-big-feelings kind of stuff.
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Sep 17, 2013 — The San Francisco gutter mutants spew psychedelic noise and plastered punk in their new video. CCR Headcleaner features former members of like-minded bands The Hospitals and Long Legged Woman.
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Aug 20, 2013 — The body-rattling stoner-metal band hides rhythmic tricks under distortion and double guitar solos.
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