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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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Pakistan

Apr 12, 2014 — Weeks after he was fingerprinted and appeared in court, baby Musa is no longer living under the shadow of an attempted murder charge. The boy was reportedly 9 months old when he was charged.
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Apr 9, 2014 — Musa Khan was arrested along with his family at a violent protest in Lahore where police said the boy threw stones at them.
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Mar 1, 2014 — The offer comes after the break down of talks between Islamabad and the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.
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Feb 9, 2014 — Pakistani lawmakers may have overreached when they approved a measure that makes it a crime, punishable by jail time, to spray graffiti in the chaotic and often lawless city Karachi.
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Feb 5, 2014 — Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had a coming-out party of sorts over the weekend. At 25, he belongs to the next generation of Bhuttos, the family that has dominated the country's politics for decades. And in an interview, he says he does not fear the turbulent politics that claimed the life of his mother and grandfather.
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Jan 24, 2014 — The 69-year-old British national, who had been treated for schizophrenia, was convicted under the country's strict blasphemy laws.
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Dec 12, 2013 — He defied a military dictator, sacked a prime minister, and persistently called generals and intelligence chiefs to account. Now, Iftikhar Chaudhry has retired after a tenure that changed the balance of power in his turbulent nation.
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Dec 6, 2013 — The founder of Pakistan's classic car club hops in his 1954 Austin-Healey and drives from one end of the troubled country to the other with his wife and friends. Why? Mostly because it's fun, but also as a statement of defiance to those causing havoc in Pakistan.
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Nov 29, 2013 — The incident comes amid growing controversy in Pakistan over U.S. drone attacks. The dead are thought to be civilians, according to Pakistani officials. The Associated Press says the strike killed a member of the Pakistani Taliban.
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Nov 23, 2013 — In a mainly symbolic move, the demonstrators blocked a major supply line for coalition forces into Afghanistan. The protest follows a drone strike outside Pakistan's tribal belt.
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