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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 · 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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NCAA basketball

Apr 9, 2014 — Both the men's and women's teams are Division I basketball champions this year. Only once before has a school done that in the same year: UConn, in 2004.
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Apr 8, 2014 — UConn won it all, 60-54, by staying a step ahead of Kentucky's talented five starting freshmen. The Huskies also made all of their free throws, while the Wildcats struggled at the line.
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Apr 7, 2014 — Monday night's NCAA basketball national championship matches two teams with a knack for dramatic finishes. Neither team was in last year's tournament.
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Apr 6, 2014 — The undefeated Connecticut and Notre Dame could meet in a record-setting final Tuesday, if they can get past Stanford and Maryland, respectively, today. All four programs have won past titles.
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Mar 29, 2014 — Kentucky came back to beat defending champ Louisville, and Michigan State upset Virginia Friday night, as the NCAA men's basketball championship finalized its Elite Eight lineup.
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Mar 3, 2014 — Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but by their 40s they often have more health problems than people who never played sports, researchers say.
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Mar 31, 2013 — After the weekend's regional finals, the state for Atlanta is set with Michigan facing Syracuse and underdog Wichita St. will squaring off against Louisville to decide who will move on to the big game to decide the national championship.
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Mar 30, 2013 — In a surprising upset, No.9-seeded Wichita State defeated No. 2 Ohio State 70-66 to cement their place in the Final Four tournament in Atlanta. Earlier in the day, Syracuse dominated Marquette 55-39.
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Mar 30, 2013 — Florida Gulf Coast's run as NCAA darlings has ended, but it was an outcome the stats predicted. Michigan also rallied Friday, joining the likes of Duke and Louisville. The remaining eight teams will be vying this weekend to make the Final Four.
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Mar 29, 2013 — Syracuse bounces Indiana. Marquette eliminates Miami. And NPR's David Greene promises (or threatens?) to sing on Morning Edition if Florida Gulf Coast wins Friday night. March Madness continues.
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