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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.
 

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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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the curious listener

Dec 13, 2013 — NPR recently produced special coverage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination. We received comments from many of you, and for one Curious Listener, "Kennedy's Assassination" raised a different sort of question - is that phrase grammatically correct?
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Nov 25, 2013 — It's certainly not unreasonable for listeners to hope that NPR might avoid revealing key plot points or endings when reviewing books and movies. But can we expect spoiler alerts before book or movie reviews based on real life events? And what if those events have already been reported in the news?
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Nov 18, 2013 — Even self-professed NPR lovers can become impatient when they hear a story or report that doesn't appeal to them personally. NPR occasionally hears from listeners who wish we wouldn't cover certain types of music or review certain films and books. So why do we do these reviews?
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Oct 25, 2013 — Find out how to share your own story with StoryCorps both online and in person at a StoryCorps studio.
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Oct 2, 2013 — In radio, we work hard to avoid verbal potholes, distracting interjections such as um, like and well. But what about starting a sentence with 'so' - is it a trendy speech fad or important transition?
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Aug 16, 2013 — If we've learned one thing this summer it is that NPR listeners sure love their dogs. But what about our feline friends? Aren't they equally deserving of the limelight? One Curious Listener thinks so.
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Jul 25, 2013 — Last year, actor Tony Shalhoub was on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! talking about the Sha-Poopie, a dog waste management device. Surprisingly or not, it caught the interest of one of our listeners, who decided to write in.
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Jul 10, 2013 — At NPR, we've come to realize that our listeners (and critics) not only include the actual humans that tune in, but the animals they adore as well. But sometimes pets and their humans are at odds with programming preferences. Find out more in the Curious Listener.
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Jun 25, 2013Talk of the Nation has been part of public radio's national conversation with listeners over the past 22 years. As the program comes to an end this week, we've received emails and calls from the dedicated fans who have made Talk of the Nation part of their listening day.
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Jun 10, 2013 — Check out the exchange between our Curious Listener Claudia and Listener Services to see the debate over our usage of the word "several." How would you have answered the same question?
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