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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The acting Ukrainian president says his military is advancing against pro-Russian separatists who took over government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The separatists didn't comply with an ultimatum.
 
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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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Mar 27, 2014 — The news about both last quarter and last week is positive. Fewer people signed up for unemployment insurance last week, and consumer spending was stronger than previously thought in late 2013.
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Feb 28, 2014 — Consumer spending wasn't as strong in the fourth quarter as first estimated. So, it's now thought that GDP grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate, not the earlier estimate of 3.2 percent.
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Jan 30, 2014 — The nation's gross domestic product grew at a 3.2 percent annual rate, according to a preliminary estimate. That's solid growth and follows an even stronger third quarter. But claims for unemployment insurance rose last week.
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Dec 20, 2013 — Growth was stronger than thought in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says. It now estimates that gross domestic product grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate. That's the best pace since late 2011.
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Dec 5, 2013 — U.S. real gross domestic product rose from a 2.5 percent gain in the second quarter. And the number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance fell to 298,000 last week.
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Nov 7, 2013 — Economists thought the government would say the economy slowed. But the initial estimate shows a slight pickup from the 2.5 percent pace of the second quarter.
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Oct 17, 2013 — Although a debt default has been at least temporarily averted, the knock-on effect for the economy will still bite.
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Sep 26, 2013 — Both reports add to evidence that the U.S. economy continues to chug along. It's estimated that gross domestic product rose at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter. Meanwhile, claims for unemployment insurance remain near a six-year low.
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Aug 29, 2013 — There's been a sharp upward revision in the estimate of how fast gross domestic product expanded. Stronger exports helped push GDP up at a 2.5 percent annual rate.
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Jul 31, 2013 — The U.S. economy grew by an annualized rate of 1.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013, according to gross domestic product data from the Commerce Department. And U.S. companies boosted payrolls by adding 200,000 new jobs from June to July.
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