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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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Apr 14, 2014 — Bettye LaVette began her career in the soul-intensive climate of 1960s Detroit, and recent albums have helped her find a huge new audience. Here, she performs a set with her backing band.
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Apr 14, 2014 — For his surreal and wildly infectious new video, Atlanta soul singer Curtis Harding took visual cues from '70s and '80s cigarette and headphone ads, along with some staple Isley Brothers music videos.
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Apr 13, 2014 — The new album from R&B's resident provocateur is the embodiment of what she has always contended as an artist: that she can't be molded to fit inside one genre.
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Apr 13, 2014 — Jason King picks 10 Al Green classics to celebrate the soul singer's birthday
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Apr 6, 2014 — On his first new album in more than five years, the Soulquarian-influenced R&B singer retains elements of his past — and connects them dreamily to his future.
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Mar 21, 2014 — The "Milkshake" singer has a new album, and recently gave her first U.S. performance in years.
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Mar 20, 2014 — Hear a characteristically energetic performance from lead singer Rachael Price and company, as the buzzed-about Boston band showcases songs from the new Bad Self Portraits.
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Mar 20, 2014 — Paul Janeway's mother threw away his copy of Nirvana's Nevermind when he was a kid. The leader of St. Paul and the Broken Bones says his strict religious upbringing is key to the musician he became.
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Mar 17, 2014 — You don't have to be a Beyonc fan to be impressed by her success. But the depth of devotion shown by her most ardent supporters is just as stunning and intriguing as the singer's own flawless image.
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Mar 16, 2014 — If you're planning to stay up all night this St. Paddy's Day, let these 25 four-leaf clovers from NPR Music's R&B channel, I'll Take You There, set the scene.
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