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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 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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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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deficit reduction

Oct 28, 2013 — In the latest of many conversations with policymakers about the economy, federal deficits and the debt, NPR hears from the former Clinton-era Treasury secretary who went on to be a top economic adviser in the Obama White House.
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Feb 19, 2013 — While the president again charged that Republicans aren't willing to close tax loopholes for the rich, Republicans repeated that they think Obama just "wants to spend more." Automatic cuts are set to start March 1.
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Dec 19, 2012 — With the so-called fiscal cliff looming, President Obama argued Wednesday that he's gone "at least halfway" in meeting Republicans' demands. Now, he said, some in the GOP may just be resisting a deal because they find it hard to "say yes to me."
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Dec 13, 2012 — President Obama hosted House Speaker John Boehner Thursday, spending nearly an hour together in which they discussed ways to avert the looming "fiscal cliff" of spending cuts and tax hikes that will arrive at the end of 2012. Boehner left the White House at 6 p.m., apparently without reaching a deal.
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Dec 13, 2012 — Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said President Obama is making a "serious effort" to work with Republicans. Just 32 percent said Republicans are making a serious effort to work with the Democratic president.
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Sep 19, 2011 — He says he won't sign a plan that changes entitlements unless it also asks more from the wealthy. Combined with $1 trillion in spending cuts agreed to this summer, Obama said his plan would trim "more than $4 trillion ... in a way that is fair."
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Jul 11, 2011 — But Democrats, the House speaker said, "insist on raising taxes" and are not "serious enough on fundamental entitlement reform. ... It takes two to tango and they're not there yet."
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