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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The acting Ukrainian president says his military is advancing against pro-Russian separatists who took over government buildings in eastern Ukraine. The separatists didn't comply with an ultimatum.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · As part of NPR's anniversary coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing, Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick about that day.
 
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April 15, 2014 | NPR · The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, NPR's Louisa Lim explains in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.
 

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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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Aug 26, 2013 — Sarah Murnaghan, now 11, had only weeks to live earlier this summer when a judge ordered that she be moved up a transplant waiting list. Her case sparked a review of national organ transplant policy. Now, she's recovered enough to soon be able to go home.
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Jun 24, 2013 — Donation after cardiac death involves removing organs minutes after life-support has been stopped for patients who still have at least some brain activity. Is that enough time to make sure a person won't recover?
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Jul 23, 2012 — For many people of African descent, a lack of registry information and genetic diversity make bone marrow matches tough to find. Lawyer and Winter Olympic hopeful Seun Adebiyi made his battle with leukemia a quest for more donors and better registries in African countries.
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Dec 29, 2011 — Surgeons make full-face transplants a reality for people with severely disfigured faces. Three such operations were performed successfully in Boston this year, a turning point in the field.
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Aug 11, 2011 — Charla Nash's face was mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009. Before the transplant, she wore a veil to conceal her grotesquely misshapen visage. Her transplanted face is smooth and normally proportioned, with little or no sign it came from another person, whose family consented to the donation after death.
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Jun 10, 2011 — Charla Nash, the woman whose face and hands were mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009, received a new face from surgeons at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She also received transplanted hands, but they had to be removed after a blood infection.
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