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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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Feb 9, 2014 — Later, they'd get weird, experimental, and rebellious, but when the Beatles made their U.S. television debut 50 years ago, they were still just a band — but a magically brilliant band.
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Jan 26, 2014 — Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson get together for the umpteenth time (well, sixth time) to provide live commentary on the Grammy Awards.
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Jan 24, 2014 — Marc Hirsh argues that the Best New Artist award, the kids' table of the Grammys, ought to go the way of the dodo bird, for everyone's sake and everyone's sanity.
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Nov 27, 2013 — Chris Klimek looks back at all of The Boss's covers to note that while some of the early and mid-career ones are iconic, the recent ones are utterly head-scratching.
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Oct 17, 2013 — Marc Hirsh checks in with Katy Perry and the current requirements for pop stagecraft. It used to be that you didn't need big and splashy stage shows unless they suited you; that's no longer the case.
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Aug 29, 2013 — The band's new box set, Made in California, has critic Marc Hirsh thinking again about a group whose legend never made sense to him.
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Jul 31, 2013 — Please, let us not think of the calculation of the value of art to the economy as involving anything called "the Taylor Swift Effect."
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Jun 13, 2013 — The first trailer for the next Hobbit movie has arrived.
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Jun 12, 2013 — On July 4th, MTV will be about music for 12 entire hours. Try to contain your shock.
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May 24, 2013 — In which we consider our relocated desk and miss an old pal.
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