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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 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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Ted Cruz

Dec 24, 2013 — It's been a year of influence, resilience and determination for the tea party. But not all of its actions were successful, and it faces political battles in year ahead — not just with Democrats, but also with the GOP.
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Sep 25, 2013 — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stood up to oppose the president's health care law. His talkathon began Tuesday afternoon and ended at noon Wednesday.
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Sep 19, 2013 — After pressuring his House GOP colleagues to stick their necks out and only support spending bills that defund Obamacare, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz conceded Wednesday that their plan had no chance of getting through the Senate.
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Aug 20, 2013 — The news surrounding the Texas senator's place of birth has rekindled a familiar constitutional debate over who is eligible to run for president.
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Aug 20, 2013 — The Dallas Morning News reported Cruz holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. In a statement, Cruz, who's been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, announced plans to give up his Canadian citizenship.
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Mar 16, 2013 — At their annual conference, conservative activists chose the Kentucky senator as their pick to be the next Republican presidential nominee. The vote came ahead of the keynote speech by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a rising star in the GOP.
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Aug 1, 2012 — The governor's choice for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst, was bulldozed by Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz. The reversal in Perry's fortunes should chasten all who try to predict political outcomes.
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Jul 30, 2012 — The Tea Party is going all out on Tuesday in Texas on behalf of Ted Cruz, a former state solicitor general who is battling Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the GOP Senate primary.
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