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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The Israeli government suspended peace talks with Palestinians, citing a unity agreement announced Wednesday by Palestinian leadership. The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Rod Blagojevich

Nov 26, 2012 — Once, there seemed to be no limits for Jesse Jackson Jr., a member of Congress from Chicago and the son of the famed civil rights leader. Now he's gone, resigning his seat after a losing battle with health and ethics issues.
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Dec 7, 2011 — The news that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison made me flashback to a brief meeting I had with him that, in hindsight, seems positively surreal.
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Nov 22, 2011 — The real estate developer, who also once raised money for then-state candidate Barack Obama, was convicted of fraud and other charges.
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Jun 27, 2011 — The clouds from the Rod Blagojevich scandal may disperse in time. But a state doesn't become the national leader in sending former governors to federal prison without there being a culture of corruption.
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Jun 9, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, changing attitudes in practicing safe sex, and the latest developments in Syria. In the second hour, a housing market update that looks at why Americans aren't buying homes, and the re-trial of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
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May 2, 2011 — Col. Moammar Gadhafi's son and grandchildren were reportedly killed in a NATO airstrike in Libya on Saturday; former Pope John Paul is closer to sainthood; Alabama's damage is like Hurricane Katrina; the retrial opens for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
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Mar 9, 2011 — Libya no-fly zone; Iceland financial crisis arrests; Blagojevich
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Aug 17, 2010 — In Illinois, it's common for juries to convict politicians. Which is why the Blago verdict surprised.
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Aug 17, 2010 — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) has been found guilty on just 1 of 24 counts he was charged with.  The judge says he will ask for a mistrial on the remaining charges; the government pledges to retry their case.
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Aug 12, 2010 — Jurors in the Blagojevich corruption trial told the judge they agree on just 2 of 24 counts against the former Illinois governor and his brother. The judge told the jurors to continue deliberating.
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