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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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Children of immigrants

Sep 26, 2011 — High school is tough for almost every kid, but for new immigrants and refugees, it can be even harder. In The New Kids, journalist Brooke Hauser chronicles the lives of students enrolled in Brooklyn's International High School.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Dec 10, 2010 — Celebrated debut author Danielle Evans selects her favorite "outsider fiction" of 2010, choosing the best books that grappled with themes of identity, society and belonging.
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Nov 2, 2010 — Dinaw Mengestu's How to Read the Air is an unsentimental meditation on the immigrant experience and the illusory idea of asylum. With lyrical prose, he reassesses the by-your-bootstraps mythology associated with American mobility.
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Oct 16, 2010 — Dinaw Mengestu follows up The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears with a new novel: How to Read the Air. As his own marriage unravels in New York, Jonas — the son of two Ethiopian immigrants — retraces the journey of his parents' lives.
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Apr 6, 2009 — In the new book Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents, author Minal Hajratwala traces multiple paths of the Indian Diaspora and explores what it means to be Indian. Hajratwala discusses her writings, influenced by her own journey of cultural identity.
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Aug 8, 2007 — Lots of you are taking late-summer vacations or devoting weekends to squeezing out the last bits of this lovely season, and we didn't want you do to do it bookless. Here's a late, but still timely, list of summer book recommendations from Day to Day's Karen Grigsby Bates.
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Jul 24, 2007 — Keeping up with the Joneses isn't easy — even if you're a fashion-conscious young woman with an Ivy League degree, a strong sense of entitlement and an enviable golf handicap.
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Jul 24, 2007 — Keeping up with the Joneses isn't always easy — even if you are a fashion-conscious young woman with an Ivy-League degree, a strong sense of entitlement, and "an enviable golf handicap."
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Apr 20, 2005 — Author Marina Lewycka discusses her debut novel, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. The novel, about Ukraine's dark political past, has made the shortlist for the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction.
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