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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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Apr 16, 2014 — Libby Hill looks at the worlds of televised drag competition and professional wrestling, and finds that the flash, art and gender performance of the forms make them more alike than they might seem.
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Apr 15, 2014The Address follows an intensive program that teaches kids with learning difficulties to recite the Gettysburg Address. And in doing so, it raises some tough questions about resources.
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Apr 15, 2014 — Marc Hirsh looks at the direction of the Fox comedy and wonders: why can't it leave well enough alone? Or, in fact, leave anything alone?
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Apr 14, 2014 — It's easy to be skeptical of a TV series inspired by the brilliant film Fargo, but the FX adaptation is dark, funny, free-standing and a great big hoot.
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Apr 14, 2014 — One of TV's most popular shows kicked off its new — and final — season with some big surprises. Is Mad Men's mesmerizing pitchman still living a lie?
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Apr 13, 2014 — Taking apart Mad Men has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.
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Apr 10, 2014 — Eric Deggans looks at the move by Stephen Colbert from the show he does in character on Comedy Central to CBS late night.
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Apr 4, 2014 — Marc Hirsh looks at the series finale of the "goof machine" Raising Hope, and concludes that while some series hang around too long and some die prematurely, this exits at just the right moment.
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Apr 4, 2014 — When David Letterman announced his retirement Thursday, it came first not from a press release, but from the same kind of organic, weird, naturalistic charm that characterized the show.
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Apr 1, 2014How I Met Your Mother ended a nine-season run on Monday night, and it managed to do just about everything wrong.
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