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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 · Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
 
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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 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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April 15, 2014 | WBUR · At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · Each April, the shad come back to the Delaware River to spawn, and thousands of anglers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania eagerly await them. Celebrating their annual return is a local spring tradition.
 

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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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Participation Nation

Sep 1, 2012 — In our monthlong blog that ended Aug. 31, we collected stories of people working together to make the world a better, safer, greener and greater place to live.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Sound Art is a mobile music program that teaches children how to play instruments and create music.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Liberty Wildlife nurses and cares for wounded animals.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Athletes in Tandem matches athletes and people who are ill or disabled so the pairs can have adventures.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Helping Hats, run by a 13-year-old, raises money for charities in the community.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Peggy Ivie teaches merengue, waltz and East Coast swing at the Tennessee School for the Blind.
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Aug 31, 2012 — The Albany Bicycle Coalition repairs trashed bikes and donates them to local organizations for kids.
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Aug 31, 2012 — The equine community here pledged to donate some of their hay to help each other keep their horses fed during droughts and other downturns.
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Aug 31, 2012 — Read Aloud Delaware makes sure that preschool children are regularly read to one-on-one.
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Aug 31, 2012 — New Life Presbyterian Church helps city kids running the streets learn how to be better runners.
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