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April 25, 2014 | NPR · Some analysts say Russia would have to act soon, while its overall military readiness is fairly good. But despite strides in improving the military, Russia still has a shortage of combat-ready troops.
 
April 25, 2014 | NPR · Football players at Northwestern University are scheduled to vote Friday on whether to unionize. The outcome of the vote won't be revealed until an appeal by the university is heard.
 
April 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks to Raza Rumi, editor of the Pakistani newspaper Friday Times, about the rise in attacks against journalists. Rumi fled Pakistan after surviving an assassination attempt last month.
 

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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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Apr 4, 2014 — Wednesday's shooting rampage, which left three victims dead and another 16 wounded, ended when Spc. Ivan Lopez reportedly killed himself. The officer had drawn her weapon and engaged the gunman.
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Mar 10, 2014 — In his first extensive comments about what his son did, Peter Lanza tells The New Yorker that "you can't get any more evil." Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six educators at a Connecticut school.
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Jan 14, 2014 — Witnesses say one man was upset by another's texting during the previews at an afternoon screening of Lone Survivor in a Tampa-area theater. The dispute allegedly ended with the man who had been texting being shot and killed. The suspect has been charged with second-degree murder.
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Nov 5, 2013 — More information is coming in about what happened at Los Angeles International Airport and the young man suspected of killing at TSA officer and wounding several other people. Early headlines about warnings concerning Paul Ciancia's mental state and efforts to find him appear to have been wrong.
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Nov 4, 2013 — Witnesses said they heard what sounded like gunshots inside the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall around 9:30 p.m. ET Monday. Hundreds of police officers responded as shoppers and mall employees took shelter. Around 3:20 a.m. ET Tuesday, the suspected gunman's body was found. No one was injured.
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Feb 19, 2013 — Authorities say the deadly shooting spree began at a home, where one woman was found dead. The gunman was then involved in at least three carjackings — killing two more people in the process — before taking his own life.
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Feb 11, 2013 — The incident happened as Vice President Biden came to neighboring Philadelphia for a roundtable on gun violence.
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Jan 31, 2013 — Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed less than a mile from President Obama's home in Chicago. A week before, she and others in her school's band had been in Washington during the inaugural festivities. Now, her death is part of the discussion about gun laws.
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Dec 26, 2012 — "I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down and do what I like doing best: killing people," William Spenger wrote, according to police. He set a fire at his Webster, N.Y., home, then shot at the first responders. Authorities think Spengler also killed his sister.
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Dec 12, 2012 — An estimated 10,000 people were in the Clackamas Town Center mall when a gunman opened fire. Shoppers, store employees and the mall's Santa scattered. When the attack was over, two people and the gunman were dead. He's been identified as a 22-year-old Portland man.
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