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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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From The Archives: Classical

May 4, 2011 — Conductor James Levine is known for bringing out the best in musicians and ensembles. Here, he reflects on his 40-year tenure with the Metropolitan Opera, his life in music and the back troubles that recently led him to step down as the musical director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
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May 2, 2011 — Prokofiev's classic musical fairytale turns 75. It's an innocent piece written during troubled times.
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Mar 8, 2011 — This voice never boasted the sheer lusciousness of Leontyne Price or the sword-like thrust of Birgit Nilsson. But Montserrat Caball had a honeyed quality in her timbre, a huge range, and fabulous agility that she deployed like a magician.
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Feb 25, 2011 — Vocal ensembles at Nashville's Fisk University have existed for about as long as the campus itself. But the songs performed there today could have sounded very different if it hadn't been for the efforts of one of the school's first music directors.
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Oct 21, 2010 — He says he'd rather pick other artists' records, but we pinned Simon Rattle down to choose five of his own favorites made over a fruitful three decades at EMI Classics with the Berlin Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
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Oct 13, 2010 — From the late 1950s up until her last stage appearance in 1990, Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland was one of the world's most admired and celebrated opera stars. She died Sunday at age 83. Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartzlooks back at the life and work ofthe singer known as "La Stupenda."
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May 17, 2010 — An NPR Music producer recalls how a single singer from a bygone day, through the haze of 100-year-old recordings, triggered his love of opera. Once he heard the warmth and power of tenor Enrico Caruso's voice, he had to hear more.
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May 7, 2010 — Meet a young man who's managed to make classical music popular in Los Angeles: Gustavo Dudamel. Now the 29-year-old Venezuelan conductor known as "the Dude" is taking the L.A. Philharmonic on its first national tour under his direction.
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Apr 15, 2010 — Heralded as "Brooklyn's Post-Minimal Mozart," Mazzoli is making a name for herself as one of the most talented young composers around. Hear Mazzoli and her group, Victoire, perform in the WNYC studio.
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Mar 9, 2010 — There's a simple logic behind Samuel Barber's emotional Adagio. It progresses from a single note to high emotional wailing to release to final acceptance. On today's centennial of Barber's birth, take a guided tour of the music with commentator Rob Kapilow.
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