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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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income inequality

Mar 19, 2014 — Is civilization on the brink of collapse? Every age has its seers who falsely claim that all is rotten. But it's also true, as a new study notes, that history is littered with examples of implosion.
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Jan 20, 2014 — The relief organization says the wealthiest 85 people own the same proportion as the planet's poorest 3.5 billion people. And Oxfam says it fears that growing income inequality will lead to social unrest.
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Apr 30, 2013 — A sobering new study shows that the disparity in wealth between whites and people of color has grown since the recession began.
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Apr 13, 2012 — How much did people in your income bracket pay in taxes? And what was the government's total tax take, from all sources?
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Nov 15, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, surviving childhood sex abuse, and the political right's message on inequality. In the second hour, the story behind the Trail Of Tears, and the wide-ranging effects of the NBA lockout.
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