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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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Patriot Act

Jun 15, 2013 — A secret court has issued a secret opinion that says yes. We asked legal scholars to look at the law and explain whether they think the National Security Agency's data-collection program is supported by the statute.
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Jun 11, 2013 — The ACLU claims the government's surveillance violates the Constitution's guarantee of free speech, association and privacy.
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Jun 6, 2013 — In 2011, the then-assistant attorney general argued that Congress was kept well informed about the system to secretly collect information.
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Mar 16, 2012 — Democrats Ron Wyden and Mark Udall are pressing the Justice Department to reveal more about some key provisions of the Act and how it interprets them.
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May 27, 2011 — TOLPresident Obama's authorization of an aide back in Washington to use an autopen to affix his signature to the bill extending the Patriot Act while he's in Europe is being challenged by a Republican House member. But he seems to strong support for his actions from the Bush administration.
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Feb 9, 2011 — Boehner was philosophical about losing the vote to extend several Patriot Act provisions. And he blamed Democrats, many of whom voted for the extension last year when the House was led by Democrats. This time they refused to give Boehner the victory.
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Feb 9, 2011 — House GOP leaders had their worst loss since taking over the chamber last month with the failure of lawmakers to pass an extension of parts of the Patriot Act. Some Tea Party lawmakers joined other Republicans and many Democrats to oppose the extension.
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Feb 9, 2011 — The case of a U.S. Embassy employee accused of murder in Pakistan threatens to spin out of control amid mounting U.S. pressure for his release and public anger over what is seen as another example of American impunity.
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