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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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Talk Like An Opera Geek

May 9, 2012 — From rugged individualism to visionary technologies, American opera forges a distinct repertoire.
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Apr 25, 2012 — European opera ranged from realistic to unhinged in the 20th century, as composers wrote with freedom and imagination on all sorts of subjects.
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Apr 18, 2012 — Hear opera reinvent itself in the hands of cutting-edge composers facing an uncertain new century.
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Apr 11, 2012 — Hear why these three composers are still superstars in opera houses worldwide.
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Mar 28, 2012 — The "beautiful singing" of the early 1800s marks an appealing milestone in the story of opera.
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Mar 8, 2012 — The excesses of the early 18th century take a decisive hit from a reformer named Gluck.
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Feb 29, 2012Opera seria, with its prescribed plots and extravagant music, dominated 18th-century opera.
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Feb 22, 2012 — At the dawn of the 17th century, take a trip through the earliest days of a brand new art form.
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Feb 1, 2012 — Opera singers must obey the musical traffic signals, knowing an accelerando from a rallentando.
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Jan 25, 2012 — From recitative to cabaletta, we've got the skinny on what's sung when the singer stands alone.
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