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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 18, 2014 | NPR · It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.
 
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April 18, 2014 | NPR · Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.
 

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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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Mideast peace process

Apr 3, 2014 — More than 1 million Arabs are Israeli citizens. About 350,000 Jewish Israelis live in the West Bank. What happens to them if a formal border is ever set between Israel and the Palestinians?
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Jun 30, 2013 — "With a little more work, the start of final status negotiations could be within reach," the secretary of state said Sunday after four days of shuttle diplomacy. He met with Israeli and Palestinian officials.
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Oct 18, 2011 — A "dazed ... thin and pale" Gilad Shalit is home in Israel after more than five years as a prisoner of Hamas. Palestinians are celebrating as Israeli authorities begin releasing some of the hundreds of prisoners who are being set free in exchange.
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Sep 22, 2011 — What does seem to be certain is that on Friday, Palestinian officials will ask to be admitted to the United Nations. The U.S. opposes that move, saying statehood should come through negotiations with Israel.
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Sep 21, 2011 — The president said, "Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the U.N. ... Ultimately, it is Israelis and Palestinians - not us - who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them: on borders and security; on refugees and Jerusalem."
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Sep 21, 2011 — Obama has been getting sharp criticism from the right for allegedly not being pro-Israel enough and from the left for appearing to be inconsistent by supporting self-determination in some Arab countries but not for Palestinians.
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May 24, 2011 — The initial official Palestinian reaction to the Israeli leader's address to Congress is negative.
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May 24, 2011 — The Israeli prime minister's speech came on the heels of the very public disagreement he has had with President Obama over returning to Israel's pre-1967 war borders. Netanyahu said Israel wants and needs peace but repeated his flat rejection of a return to what he called the "indefensible" borders.
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Jan 25, 2011 — Palestinian Authority officials have challenged the accuracy of the leaked documents. Their rivals are accusing PA leaders of treason.
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