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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The Israeli government suspended peace talks with Palestinians, citing a unity agreement announced Wednesday by Palestinian leadership. The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.
 

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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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Punxsutawney Phil

Feb 2, 2014 — Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous of the nation's prognosticating rodents, is reported to have seen his shadow, indicating no early coming of spring.
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Feb 1, 2014 — We want to know who you turn to for an accurate weather forecast: is it the groundhog, the Farmers' Almanac or the nerds with supercomputers?
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Mar 26, 2013 — The world's most famous weather predicting groundhog didn't get the early spring prediction wrong; his handler says he mistranslated the groundhog-ese on Feb. 2.
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Mar 22, 2013 — An Ohio prosecutor says Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, gave such an erroneous prediction for an early spring last month that he's charging him with an unclassified felony; in a tongue-in-cheek mock indictment, he's asked for the death penalty.
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Mar 19, 2013 — That prognosticating groundhog said winter wouldn't last another six weeks. Well, tell that to folks in the Northeast and New England. They're due for another foot or more of snow in the next day or so. And they're still dealing with the snow that fell in earlier blizzards.
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Feb 2, 2013 — It's a tradition that goes back to 1887, and while he's not always correct, the Punxsutawney, Pa., groundhog has a massive following who watch his every move on Groundhog Day.
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Feb 2, 2012 — It's that time again. Time for Americans to pause and watch as a groundhog supposedly tells us whether winter's going to continue. He saw his shadow, so Phil says it will.
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