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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 14, 2014 — When New York's mayor decided not to close schools Thursday even though a winter storm was bearing down on the city, NBC's meteorologist took to Twitter. Roker cracked that the long-range forecast for de Blasio is "1 term." He's apologized for that line, but not for criticizing the mayor's decision.
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Dec 27, 2013 — By example and personal wealth, Bloomberg has changed not just city management in New York but also the way mayors all over the country approach their jobs. He steps down Jan. 1.
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Dec 23, 2013 — Bloomberg reduced smoking in New York City but failed to match that much copied success with other campaigns, such as one to lower obesity rates by regulating the size of sodas sold in city fast-food restaurants.
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Nov 5, 2013 — Democrat Bill de Blasio won the New York City mayor's race, defeating Republican Joseph Lhota. He became the first Democrat to win the office since 1990.
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Oct 30, 2013 — The law, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg has promised to sign, would make New York one of a very few U.S. cities to adopt such strong restrictions.
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Oct 22, 2013 — A team led by Emily Thompson, a history professor at Princeton, has matched noise complaints from New York City in the Roaring '20s with the actual street sounds of the day.
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Oct 2, 2013 — The violent attack on an SUV driver who had been chased by dozens of motorcycle riders was caught on video. Police say the incident may have begun when the riders tried to block vehicles from getting on a parkway. When a driver tried to get away, his vehicle struck a rider.
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Oct 1, 2013 — Dozens of motorcyclists chased an SUV. Some then surrounded it, smashed the windows and beat the driver. It was all caught on video. What set them off isn't yet clear.
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Sep 11, 2013 — The former congressman, who had been attempting a comeback from a sexting scandal, got just 5 percent of the votes Tuesday in his bid to be the Democratic nominee in New York City's mayoral race. In a chaotic scene as he left his election night event, he flipped the bird.
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Jul 30, 2013 — An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the ban on big, sugary drinks was unconstitutional. The decision is a blow for the city's Board of Health, which has argued that regulation is an effective means of changing unhealthful behaviors. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his legal team say they will appeal.
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