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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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Jan 13, 2014 — Also: Hilton Als on Amiri Baraka; The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a critical look at the "graying" New York Review of Books; and the best books coming out this week.
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Nov 11, 2013 — Also: Malala Yousafzai's book is banned in Pakistan's private schools; Jonathan Franzen on Harriet the Spy; the best books coming out this week.
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Oct 25, 2013 — Also: Iran's culture minister hints that bans on certain books may be reconsidered; The New York Times is profiling small poetry presses; Jonathan Franzen on why making money is a double-edged sword.
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Oct 3, 2013 — Also: Dave Eggers responds to allegations that he lifted another writer's work; Jim Crace on the new rules for the Man Booker prize; the problem of depicting female beauty in novels.
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Sep 30, 2013 — Also: An excerpt from Dave Eggers' new novel; the best new books coming out this week.
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Jul 17, 2013 — Also: Jonathan Franzen answers an odd accusation; Zadie Smith's next book will be a "science-fiction romp."
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Jun 18, 2013 — The anonymous book sculptor of Edinburgh strikes again; the childhood drawings of E.E. Cummings; Jonathan Franzen on literary sexism.
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Oct 5, 2010 — The author was speaking at a party in London last night when gatecrashers burst in and stole the glasses off his face. They then leave a note demanding ransom. Hilarity ensues involving everything up to and including a police helicopter.
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