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April 16, 2014 | NPR · About a hundred schoolgirls were kidnapped Tuesday in northeastern Nigeria. The kidnappers are believed to be with a radical Muslim terrorist network that is blamed for a bombing in the capital Abuja on Monday. Kelly McEvers talks to Michelle Faul, the Associated Press's chief Africa correspondent, about the incidents.
 
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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 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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Apr 1, 2013 — In softcover fiction, Maria Semple chronicles a daughter's search for her missing mother, Jess Walter imagines a glimmering but futile courtship, and Lionel Shriver delivers a tongue-in-cheek take on terrorism. In nonfiction, Victoria Sweet recounts her unusual medical training.
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Nov 19, 2012 — As Thanksgiving draws near, many of us are thinking about what we're thankful for. Novelist and memoirist Anne Lamott says she is filled with "wonder at the just sheer beauty of creation." She discusses her new book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.
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Mar 29, 2012 — What do you do when your 19-year-old son becomes a father? You roll with the punches. Anne Lamott's new book, Some Assembly Required, is a witty and refreshingly honest record of the joys and stresses of becoming a first-time grandmother.
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Apr 7, 2011 — In fiction, Anne Lamott faces adolescence, while in nonfiction former first lady Laura Bush tells her life story, Mary Roach explores travel to Mars, Daniel H. Pink considers what motivates us, and historian Ben Macintyre traces the fictional roots of a daring WWII operation.
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Apr 13, 2010 — Another animal fable from Life of Pi author Yann Martel; New Yorker editor David Remnick shows how President Barack Obama's life intersects with the story of race in America; and permissive parents cope with sex, drugs and a rebellious teen in Anne Lamott's Imperfect Birds.
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Apr 7, 2010 — Anne Lamott's seventh novel, about precocious Rosie Ferguson, follows the rebellious girl into her senior year of high school, in which Rosie battles her dysfunctional parents and a powerful drug addiction.
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Oct 31, 2006 — One listener of member station KJZZ in Phoenix says that Anne Lamott's collection of essays on faith and relationships "reminds me that when I'm feeling really crazy, I'm at least in good company."
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Mar 16, 2005 — In Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, the latest collection of personal essays from Anne Lamott, the author picks up where her last book, the bestselling Traveling Mercies, left off. She talks with NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates.
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