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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 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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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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State of the Union Address

Feb 16, 2013 — NPR speaks with a group of college Republicans at Ohio State University about the president's policies, his popularity with their peers, and what the GOP needs to do to win more young votes.
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Feb 13, 2013 — What's said and written about a State of the Union address on the morning after can determine what's most remembered. Headline writers have zeroed in on the president's talk about lifting the middle class, getting the economy moving and new gun laws.
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Feb 12, 2013 — Judging from the people invited to sit with the first lady, the subjects the president will focus on include gun violence, the economy and the war in Afghanistan.
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Feb 12, 2013 — In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, the president is expected to lay out some details about the reduction in troop numbers.
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Jan 24, 2012 — The president again laid out his vision for the economy. Republicans say he offered nothing new, and that his policies have been "pro-poverty."
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Jan 24, 2012 — First Lady Michelle Obama invites Debbie Bosanek to join her to hear President Obama's State of the Union address. Bosanek is the inspiration behind the Buffett rule which would tax millionaires at the same rate as average wage-earners.
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Jan 18, 2012 — Her family has been having tough times. Now, Samantha Garvey is an Intel prize semifinalist. Donors have stepped forward to help. Officials have found them a rent-subsidized home. And a member of Congress has invited her to the president's address.
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Jan 26, 2011 — On the morning after, headline writers are focused on what the president said regarding jobs and the challenges of the future.
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Jan 25, 2011 — LIVE BLOG: During his State of the Union address, the president told the nation, "The future is ours to win. But to get there, we can't just stand still." Get instant analysis and follow along on our blog.
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Jan 25, 2011In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, constitutionalism, and a preview of tonight's State of the Union Address. In the second hour, author Stanley Fish on writing a sentence, and the Al-Jazeera leaks.
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