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April 18, 2014 | NPR · The agreement calls on all parties to refrain from violence, requires that illegally-armed groups disarm and that control of government buildings be returned to Ukrainian authorities.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · Morning Edition spent a lot of time recently reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. But many say that number is misleading.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.
 

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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 10, 2014 — In a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, Germans overwhelmingly said they prefer EU data privacy standards to those of the U.S.
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Apr 8, 2014 — The beer bottle was tossed into the sea in 1913 and recovered by a fisherman last month. It is thought to be the oldest ever "message in a bottle."
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Jan 15, 2014 — German farmers protested Wednesday against a free trade deal with the U.S. that could lift restrictions on American meat sold in Europe. The farmers say they are worried not just about poor quality meat but about unfair competition.
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Jan 2, 2014 — On Jan. 1, workers from the two countries became free to move across the EU in search of jobs. But the prospect of new workers from two of the bloc's newest and poorest members has prompted fears of "poverty migrants" - especially in Britain and Germany.
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Dec 19, 2013 — Cows and dogs, a dolphin and a sea turtle: Come join with commentator Barbara J. King as she counts down four of her favorite animal rescues from 2013.
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Dec 18, 2013 — A German brewers association is seeking UNESCO World Heritage status for a 500-year-old law that dictates how to make beer. The brewers argue that the law ensures purity in German beers. But others say the law is from a bygone era.
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Nov 21, 2013 — The Saudis accounted for a quarter of all sales by Germany. It's part of an emerging pattern of weapons purchases by Saudi Arabia and its neighbor United Arab Emirates. Both countries are major customers of the U.S., the world's No. 1 arms seller.
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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 — Disclosures that the National Security Agency has spied on U.S. allies, including France and Germany, have sparked outrage in Europe and created tensions in trans-Atlantic relations. But just how widespread is such spying?
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Oct 22, 2013 — France, Mexico and Brazil are also among the U.S. allies that have expressed their displeasure following reports of NSA spying activities in their countries.
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