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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 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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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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Flower language

Feb 15, 2013 — An orphan overcomes her past in Vanessa Diffenbaugh's The Language Of Flowers. It rises to No. 4.
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Apr 12, 2012 — In The Language of Flowers, an orphan discovers she can communicate with nature. It debuts at No. 7.
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Aug 27, 2011 — Victoria Jones is often sullen, silent and hostile, but she learns to communicate through flowers. Vanessa Diffenbaugh's debut novel tells the story of this woman, who struggles to overcome her troubled childhood spent in a series of foster homes.
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Aug 23, 2011 — The orphaned heroine of Vanessa Diffenbaugh's moving, if not somewhat saccharine, debut novel is privy to a secret language of flowers dating back to Victorian England.
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Aug 19, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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