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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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2013 elections

Nov 18, 2013 — GOP businessman Vance McAllister, a political newcomer, handily defeated Republican state Sen. Neil Riser in a special election that tested two different GOP approaches to Obamacare.
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Nov 15, 2013 — There's little difference between state Sen. Neil Riser and businessman Vance McAllister on the major issues. But the two Republicans vying to replace former GOP Rep. Rodney Alexander in Louisiana have a notable difference of opinion on Obamacare.
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Nov 15, 2013 — After incumbent Don Bowden ended up tied with challenger John Davis in the Nov. 5 mayoral election in Albion, Idaho, at 60 votes apiece, a coin toss was called to determine the winner.
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Nov 12, 2013 — Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring leads Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain by a mere 117 votes in the Virginia attorney general's election. If it remains that close after a recount, the race will rank as one of the closest statewide contests in modern history.
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Nov 11, 2013 — It's about as close as it gets in Virginia's election for attorney general — just 17 votes separate Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain and Democratic state Sen. Mark Herring out of more than 2.2 million cast.
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Nov 6, 2013 — Politicians often call members of their own party to congratulate them on a successful campaign. But Biden seems to relish the opportunity, personally reaching out to 10 winning candidates in state and local races around the country Tuesday night.
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Nov 6, 2013 — Governors, legislators and mayors were elected across the map on Tuesday. Voters also cast ballots on measures regarding taxes, marijuana, genetically modified food and even secession.
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Nov 5, 2013 — There's plenty of action to be found on statewide ballots this election season. Colorado voters must decide whether to raise income taxes to provide more funding for public schools, and how much to tax marijuana sales. In Washington state, a fight over labeling genetically modified foods is drenched in cash.
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Dec 3, 2012 — Two gubernatorial contests — in New Jersey and Virginia — plus mayoral races in New York and Los Angeles head up the 2013 election calendar. Plus: Time to get rid of the Iowa straw poll? And who will succeed Jesse Jackson Jr.?
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