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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 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.
 
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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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Mar 23, 2014 — Surez was hand-picked by the Spanish crown to bring together political factions after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. Suarez died on Sunday at age 81.
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Mar 8, 2014 — The mayor of a small Spanish town cleaned out supermarkets to give food to the hungry and draw attention to their economic plight. But now he's facing a potential jail stint.
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Feb 7, 2014 — Spain's royal family, which used to face little criticism, is increasingly becoming a target over its spending habits during Spain's economic woes. The king's youngest daughter, Infanta Cristina, and her husband have had their mansion confiscated and are now facing allegations of fraud.
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Feb 6, 2014 — The people, including pregnant women and about 50 children, were fleeing sub-Saharan Africa when they were intercepted near the island of Lampedusa.
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Jan 6, 2014 — A European-led consortium has issued an ultimatum to the Panama Canal Authority, saying it will stop work unless it gets paid for $1.6 billion in cost overruns.
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Nov 24, 2013 — Spain's dictator Francisco Franco set the country's clocks an hour ahead in World War II in order to be aligned with Hitler's Germany. Memo to Spain: the war is over, the Nazis lost and it's OK to turn back the clocks now.
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Oct 28, 2013 — The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says short of hostilities or an "emergency need" for surveillance, the U.S. shouldn't be spying on foreign leaders.
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Oct 28, 2013 — Also, a former South African minister was briefly detained in New York, apparently owing to an outdated terrorist watch list. And India assesses security in the aftermath of deadly blasts that targeted an opposition party.
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Oct 28, 2013 — Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden continue to expose secrets. There's also a new report that the NSA may have been monitoring the German chancellor's phone calls since 2002.
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Oct 18, 2013 — The drowning of more than 300 African migrants off Italy's Lampedusa island earlier this month jolted the world into awareness of a long-running crisis. Tens of thousands of refugees from Syria, Somalia and beyond risk their lives each year, traveling by boat to Europe in search of a better life. Scores die en route.
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