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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The acting Ukrainian president says his military is advancing against pro-Russian separatists who took over government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The separatists didn't comply with an ultimatum.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · As part of NPR's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick about that day.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, NPR's Louisa Lim explains in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.
 

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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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Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant

Nov 18, 2013 — Workers at the Japanese nuclear plant begin a delicate yearlong operation to remove radioactive material from the first of several crippled reactors.
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Sep 1, 2013 — The plant that was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami was found to be leaking contaminated water last month.
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Jul 25, 2013 — Water in all its forms has caused trouble at the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant this week. They are reminders that the problems are far from over.
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Apr 30, 2013 — The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was crippled in March 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami. Groundwater continues to pour into its reactor buildings, and workers are pumping it out. A forest likely will be cut down to make room for more storage tanks. Meanwhile, some storage facilities are leaking.
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Aug 14, 2012 — A study found that a third of the residents of Minamisoma had detectable levels of radiation. But another study said plant workers are at risk of psychological distress.
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Jul 5, 2012 — A Japanese panel has issued a scathing report faulting government regulators and the electric utility for failing to take precautions to safeguard the Fukushima nuclear reactors from natural disasters. The failure led to nuclear catastrophe during last year's earthquake and tsunami.
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Jan 19, 2012 — Though blurred by steam and radiation, the images provided some information about the conditions inside the reactor.
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Dec 16, 2011 — If correct, it's an important milestone in the long effort toward recovery from the nuclear disaster triggered by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami. But skeptics fear the government's claim is premature.
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Dec 9, 2011 — Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said the temperatures at the plant have fallen below boiling point.
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Dec 5, 2011 — About 45 tons of contaminated radioactive water have leaked and about 300 liters of it has made it into the Pacific Ocean.
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