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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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The Political Junkie

Mar 14, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics, and the fate of medical students on 'Match Day'. In the second hour, the day animals escaped in Zanesville Ohio, and efforts to end violence in Syria.
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Mar 7, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, a post-Super Tuesday edition of the political junkie. In the second hour, caring for aging inmates in overcrowded prisons, and protecting yourself against cell phone hackers.
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Feb 29, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie recaps the week in politics, and author Sandra Tsing Loh talks about caring for her aging father. In the second hour, the U.S. and Afghanistan, and the link between politics and gas prices.
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Feb 22, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and the backlash against red-light and speed cameras. In the second hour, weighing the truth on Wikipedia, and the Oscar nominated documentary, Undefeated.
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Feb 15, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics, and Chinese vice president Xi Jinping's visit to Iowa. In the second hour, the challenges of counseling across cultures, and the growing conflict over Iran's nuclear program.
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Feb 8, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie and the results of Tuesday's caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, and keeping your resume out of oblivion. In the second hour, what it means to be a conservative, and how we mourn in the digital age.
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Feb 1, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics, and Washington Governor Christine Gregoire talks about her support of same-sex marriage. In the second hour, the future of segregation, SPIN magazine's music review experiment, and remembering Don Cornelius.
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Jan 25, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie looks ahead to the Florida primary and recaps the week in politics. In the second hour, the future of U.S. space exploration and Florida's Space Coast, and examining the problem of prescription drug abuse.
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Jan 18, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie recaps the week in politics, and a documentary about the lives of the West Memphis Three. In the second hour, the affects of autism on love and relationships.
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Jan 11, 2012 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Political Junkie looks at the New Hampshire primary results. In the second hour, author William Shawcross talks about his book, Justice and the Enemy, and the latest developments in Ethiopia and Somalia.
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