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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 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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Feb 12, 2014 — The Senate has voted to extend the federal debt limit, giving final congressional approval to a bill that is meant to cover the government's finances into 2015. The measure passed on a 55-43 vote.
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Feb 11, 2014 — Congressional reporters quickly note that Rep. Paul Ryan was one of many Republicans who voted "no." The vote came after the Republican majority abandoned its hopes to tie other legislation to the debt measure.
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Feb 3, 2014 — Jacob Lew says the limit on borrowing needs to be raised before the end of the month. Otherwise, he warns, the federal government risks defaulting on its debts — and Lew says that could cause serious damage to the economy.
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Jan 23, 2013 — The "No Budget, No Pay" act would withhold lawmakers' pay if they don't pass a new budget by April 15. In exchange, Republicans say, the borrowing limit would be extended into May. That would avoid another battle over raising that borrowing ceiling.
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Jan 22, 2013 — Republicans, who control the House, plan to vote Wednesday on a debt limit extension that's tied to a call on the Senate to pass a budget that includes cuts in spending.
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Jan 10, 2013 — In theory, some say, President Obama could have a $1 trillion coin made and that would head off the next big battle over the federal government's debt ceiling.
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Jul 29, 2011 — House Speaker John Boehner will try again to win votes for his debt limit legislation; Norway mourns shooting and bombing victims; tropical storm Don
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Jul 27, 2011 — House Republicans delay vote on debt limit plan; mayor of Kandahar murdered; Britain will recognize Libyan rebels as legitimate government; landslide kills at least 32 in South Korea
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Jul 25, 2011 — Congressional leaders are writing separate debt plans; a Norwegian judge has closed the initial court appearance of accused mass shooter; same-sex couples start to wed in New York state; Australian Cadel Evans wins Tour de France
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Jul 22, 2011 — Debt talks draw fire from Democratic senators; two former News of the World staffers allege James Murdoch misled British lawmakers; there's record heat in the central and eastern U.S.; and the UN calls an emergency meeting to discuss famine and drought in Somali, which rebels say isn't so bad
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