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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.
 
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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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Mar 15, 2013 — While he hopes diplomatic efforts dissuade Iran, the president also tells an Israeli TV network "I continue to keep all options on the table." Iran has denied it is trying to develop such weapons.
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Feb 14, 2013 — How an Australian man ended up dead in an Israeli prison is now an international issue. There are reports that he may have been recruited to spy for Mossad and then done something to get himself in trouble with Israeli authorities. There are investigations under way in Australia and Israel.
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Nov 20, 2012 — Despite the diplomatic push and despite the rumors of imminent peace, there was no cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas. On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head to Cairo to try to broker a deal.
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Sep 27, 2012 — The president of the Palestinian Authority also said his people are seeking recognition as a "non-member state" of the U.N. — though they continue to want full member status.
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Jul 18, 2012 — At least four people were killed and more than two dozen wounded at the airport in Burgas. There was an explosion on a bus that had just been boarded by Israelis who had arrived in the Baltic Sea resort.
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Sep 13, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Israel under siege, and how music improves exercise. In the second hour, playwright Tony Kushner talks about the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking play, Angels in America, and doctors receiving money from drug companies.
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