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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 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.
 
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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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Jan 30, 2014 — The Cronut is old news. A Chicago restaurant offers the latest doughnut hybridization: an impossible mix of doughnut-fried sweetness and crumbly biscuitness.
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Jul 15, 2013 — It was a doughnut domino effect as folks chose to "pay it forward" by paying for the car behind. At a Canadian shop more than 200 customers did the same thing. Is this becoming a trend?
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Jul 8, 2013 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the famed cronut — the very-in-demand croissant-doughnut hybrid from New York. Or, rather, we try a Chicago knockoff called the doughssant.
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Jun 3, 2013 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the new Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts. It's only in Boston, but a taste this disgustingly delicious won't stay local for long.
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Mar 12, 2013 — Under pressure from the New York state comptroller — who oversees one of its largest shareholders — the doughnut chain has agreed to set a goal of using only 100 percent sustainable palm oil to make its doughnuts. Production of palm oil has caused serious deforestation in Indonesia.
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Oct 22, 2012 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new take on a sandwich classic. In the spirit of the KFC Double Down, which replaces bread with fried chicken, we make a grilled cheese using a doughnut in the place of the bread. It's a good first step on the path to replacing all of our food with doughnuts.
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Jul 13, 2012 — When the Red Cross began charging soldiers for snacks during World War II, it learned a painful lesson in the economics of free stuff.
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Aug 16, 2010 — For this week's Sandwich Monday, we sample the Lady's Brunch Burger, a Paula Deen creation. It's basically a bacon cheeseburger on a donut bun. If you think that sounds gross, you're wrong.
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