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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 19, 2014 | NPR · The military's training center at Fort Irwin in California is complete with mock Middle Eastern villages. But as the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan winds down, how will this facility change?
 
April 19, 2014 | NPR · In the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the opposing camps seem increasingly entrenched, despite a diplomatic effort to ease tensions. Pro-Russian forces refuse to leave occupied buildings and public squares in the east. It's an uneasy Easter weekend and neither side is willing to budge.
 
April 19, 2014 | NPR · Russia is in the middle of a planned upgrade and expansion of its military forces, but global affairs professor Mark Galeotti tells NPR's Arun Rath that Russia's military has its limits.
 

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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 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Dec 12, 2012 — In a new book, biographer David Nasaw profiles the father of Robert, John and Teddy, and unpacks the elder Kennedy's influence on his children. "He told them over and over again, 'I'm making all this money so you don't have to make money, so that you can go into public service,' " Nasaw says.
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Nov 30, 2012 — David Nasaw's The Patriarch offers insight into the life of Joseph P. Kennedy. It debuts at No. 12.
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Dec 7, 2011 — In the late 1970s, historian John Lewis Gaddis decided to write a biography of George F. Kennan, the author of the Cold War policy of containment. But the two men agreed it would not be published until after Kennan's death. Neither expected Kennan to live to 101, but now that he's gone, Gaddis has published George F. Kennan: An American Life.
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Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Shalimar The Clown by Salman Rushdie. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Sep 29, 2009 — In her new book, Read My Pins, the former secretary of state reveals how she used jewelry as a diplomatic tool during her years with the Clinton administration.
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Oct 24, 2006 — When Edward Perkins went to South Africa as the first black U.S. ambassador to the then apartheid nation, he recalls its leader angrily telling him to stay out of the country's affairs. Perkins refused to heed the warning and visited black townships.
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Apr 26, 2006 — Robert Siegel talks with Christopher Meyer about his autobiography, DC Confidential: The Controversial Memoirs of Britain's Ambassador to the U.S. at the Time of 9-11 and the Iraq War.
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Oct 24, 2005 — Author Salman Rushdie has a new book out. Shalimar the Clown is set in Kashmir, the volatile region bordering India and Pakistan that was recently devastated by an earthquake that killed tens of thousands of people.
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