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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.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · Morning Edition spent a lot of time recently reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama has deported 2 million people from the U.S. But many say that number is misleading.
 

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April 18, 2014 | NPR · It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.
 
April 18, 2014 | NPR · Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.
 
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April 18, 2014 | NPR · Ivan Soltesz studies epilepsy in mice, but says children with chronic seizures are his inspiration. He's closing in on a way to quell the seizures with light — and without drugs' side effects.
 

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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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Apr 8, 2014 — What is a concertmaster? The orchestra's lead violinist who plays all those tricky solos. Test your knowledge of fiddling against Jonathan Carney, concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony.
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Apr 1, 2014 — Get Richard or die trying: For one opera company, it's go big or go home. In Texas, Rio Grande Opera is performing Wagner's epic Ring operas back to back and over and over until $8 million is raised.
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Mar 21, 2014 — Are you brainy when it comes to Bach, or bamboozled? Know your cantatas from your concertos? Match your wits against the granddaddy of composers in this 'Big Bach' puzzler.
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Mar 18, 2014 — A slapstick 18 seconds for your day, when a trombonist fights back a sneeze mid-performance — and fails miserably.
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Mar 14, 2014 — Know your shamrocks from rock bands, crooners from composers? See how green you really are by taking this interactive St. Patrick's Day puzzler.
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Jan 31, 2014 — This Sunday's Puppy Bowl X is the first to feature a fantasy game. We've drafted a team that includes a Bernese Mountain Dog named Bach — and two other pups with classical connections.
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Jan 27, 2014 — If only all trips to IKEA could be so lifted by live performances of great music, such as this joyful smidgen of Beethoven from members of the Detroit Symphony.
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Jan 16, 2014 — The famed mezzo-soprano has battled conductors, cancer and the rapid-fire music of Rossini and always comes out on top. Today, she devotes her time to helping young singers find their voices and build careers.
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Dec 1, 2013 — Polish pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki has brought one of Leonardo da Vinci's lesser-known inventions to life. He spent almost four years building the "viola organista" — a unique musical instrument that looks like a piano but sounds like a quartet of string instruments.
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Oct 18, 2013 — Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
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