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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 20, 2014 | NPR · California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the state and the U.S.
 
April 20, 2014 | NPR · It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.
 
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April 20, 2014 | WBUR · Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Apr 3, 2014 — Attorneys sought a stay of execution because Texas refused to reveal details about the drugs it used to execute convicted killer Tommy Lynn Sells.
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Mar 27, 2014 — A judge this week sentenced more than 500 men to death for the killing of a policeman. He's now presiding over a case with 700 defendants as the country's courts come under increasing criticism.
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Mar 27, 2014 — Texas has argued it needs to keep its supplier secret because its previous supplier received threats and stopped selling them the sedative used in the execution cocktail.
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Jan 24, 2014 — The 69-year-old British national, who had been treated for schizophrenia, was convicted under the country's strict blasphemy laws.
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Jan 18, 2014 — In recent months, states have been running out of a drug used for the lethal injection. This bill aims to give Missouri another option. One of the bill's sponsors says a firing squad is "no less humane than lethal injection."
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Jan 16, 2014 — The state has run out of the drug used in past executions. The drugs administered to killer and rapist Dennis McGuire had not been used in Ohio before. He was treated "far more humanely" than the woman he killed, her family said Thursday.
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Nov 19, 2013 — The justice issued a strong dissent when her colleagues declined to review an Alabama law allowing elected judges to override a jury's decision not to impose the death penalty.
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Oct 23, 2013 — Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi says sending a drug smuggler to the gallows a second time would hurt Iran's image.
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Oct 17, 2013 — The family of the convicted drug smuggler found him still breathing in a morgue after he was hanged last week.
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Jun 17, 2013 — Paula Cooper admitted to killing a Bible studies teacher as part of a robbery in 1985. Back then, Cooper was 15 — and she was 16 when she was sentenced to die.
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