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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 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 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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Chemical Weapons

Sep 11, 2013 — Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi renounced his country's chemical weapons program in 2003, but it has yet to be fully dismantled. That episode offers a number of lessons as the fate of the Syrian program is under debate.
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Aug 22, 2013 — The doctors say they don't know exactly what caused the casualties, but they describe hundreds of patients descending on their hospitals, all suffering from similar symptoms.
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Apr 26, 2013 — The White House now believes Syria has used chemical weapons. But President Obama has shown no inclination toward military involvement in another Middle Eastern war.
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Apr 25, 2013 — The administration has warned Syria against using chemical weapons but does not say how this might change U.S. policy toward the Syrian regime.
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Apr 23, 2013 — An Israeli military official says Syria employed the weapons in a series of recent incidents. The U.S., meanwhile, has said little on the subject and has not made similar accusations against Syria.
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Dec 14, 2012 — American officials tell NPR that Syria's preparations are more extensive than previously reported. The U.S. and NATO are preparing for ways to address the chemical weapons threat.
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