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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 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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Apr 19, 2014 — Prince has re-signed with Warner Bros. Records 18 years after an acrimonious split, and will release an expanded edition of Purple Rain in time for its 30th anniversary.
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Feb 13, 2014 — The Internet is the new frontier for song royalties. If ASCAP has its way, law will prevail, but some songwriters and publishers see the organization as a relic.
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Jan 27, 2014 — Daft Punk picked up trophies for album and record of the year, Lorde won two awards for "Royals," and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took home four, including Best New Artist.
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Jan 21, 2014 — The "old man" who oversees all music and content on the commercial hip-hop station in New York City has become an increasingly public figure as an interviewer and part of Hot 97's morning show and Internet presence.
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Dec 24, 2013 — An interview with Clear Channel's National Programming Vice President Darren Davis about the science behind creating all-holiday playlists, regional Christmas favorites and which of this year's new Christmas songs might have what it takes to stick around in years to come.
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Nov 5, 2013 — What do viewers want from musician biopics, like last month's VH1 movie about TLC? And what makes some of them work while others fail (horribly, horribly fail)?
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Nov 2, 2013 — A furniture company recorded all of the top African-American blues and jazz performers of the 1920s. Despite its roster's firepower, the label folded after just 15 years in business. A new reissue project tries to recapture some of the Paramount Records magic.
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Oct 21, 2013 — An industry vet weighs the pros and cons of musicians dropping albums with little warning.
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Sep 30, 2013 — Based on the data, Katy Perry's "Roar" feels like a culture-dominating No. 1 hit, while "Wrecking Ball" feels a bit like a trollgaze meme. But on a chart with a history of one-off, faddish but surprisingly enduring No. 1 hits, Cyrus' song is part of a long tradition.
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Sep 11, 2013 — The label run by engineer Cookie Marenco sells super high-definition downloads — a development even she thought impossible 15 years ago. The downloads may be expensive, but she says, the sound is superior to current popular audio formats like MP3.
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