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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 19, 2014 | NPR · The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?
 
April 19, 2014 | NPR · In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the opposing camps seem increasingly entrenched, despite a diplomatic effort to ease tensions. Pro-Russian forces refuse to leave occupied buildings and public squares in the east. It's an uneasy Easter weekend and neither side is willing to budge.
 
April 19, 2014 | NPR · Russia is in the middle of a planned upgrade and expansion of its military forces, but global affairs professor Mark Galeotti tells NPR's Arun Rath that Russia's military has its limits.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Debt crisis

Jan 12, 2013 — Treasury Department spokesman Anthony Coley says that the White House has ruled out minting a $1 trillion coin to stave off another debt ceiling debate.
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Feb 12, 2012 — The Greek Parliament has approved a crucial austerity and debt-relief bill to keep the country out of bankruptcy and remain a part of the eurozone.
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Aug 12, 2011 — The congressional supercommittee faces the task of cutting at least $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit over the next 10 years. Those seeking to influence the panel's recommendations also see a chance for gains.
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Jul 28, 2011 — House votes on Boehner debt bill today; a British judge opens a large inquiry into the role of phone hacking in Britain; deadly bombings in Iraq kill at least 12; Tropical Storm Don headed for Texas
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Jul 26, 2011 — President Obama and Speaker Boehner trade words over looming debt crisis; lawyer for Norwegian shooting suspect believes his client may be insane; singer Amy Winehouse funeral is today
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Jul 20, 2011 — Senate debt cutting plan discusses; British Prime Minister faces questions from Parliament; Minnesota lawmakers resolve budget standoff and end government shutdown; famine ravages Somalia; a hurricane menaces Mexico, a tropical storm lingers off U.S. coast
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Apr 6, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and solving the debt crisis. In the second hour, poet Billy Collins on his book Horoscopes For The Dead, and the role of white men in conversations about diversity.
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Oct 2, 2010 — It will cost Ireland almost $70 billion to bail out the country's banks. Now, as the country grapples with that cost, many Irish are upset about how far their economy has fallen.
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