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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Schoolgirls were kidnapped in Nigeria Tuesday. The suspects are believed to be with a radical group blamed for a bombing Monday. Kelly McEvers talks to Michelle Faul of The Associated Press.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Heather Abbott has adapted to life with her prostheses, including a blade for running and one that allows her to wear her favorite shoes.
 

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April 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A priest in Naples' tough Sanità neighborhood has put local kids — some from mob families — to work restoring underground catacombs full of early Christian art. The result? 40,000 tourists a year.
 

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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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Pope Francis

Apr 13, 2014 — After speaking to a large Palm Sunday crowd, Pope Francis moved through the audience in his popemobile — and then got out of the vehicle to greet the faithful and pose for photos.
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Mar 28, 2014 — Pope Francis stunned even his master of ceremonies, when he kneeled before a priest to confess his sins.
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Mar 27, 2014 — President Obama, once the world leader whose vow of "hope" and "change" excited millions, seemed eclipsed in that department Thursday by Pope Francis.
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Mar 27, 2014 — The president and the pope met for the first time Thursday at the Vatican. While the two men share views on some issues, the church has some problems with the president's health care program.
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Mar 26, 2014 — For decades, U.S. presidents have sought an audience with the pope, and President Obama will have one Thursday. But this wasn't always the case, and often there have been political differences.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst spent millions of dollars on renovations at his residence in Limburg, Germany. On Wednesday, the Vatican accepted his resignation.
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Mar 22, 2014 — Marie Collins of Ireland, a survivor of abuse at the hands of a priest, has gone on to be an advocate for victims. Others on the commission include Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.
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Mar 13, 2014 — Following two doctrinally conservative leaders, Pope Francis' pastoral approach in his first year has given the Catholic Church a new glow. But it's still unclear where he intends to take the church.
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Mar 5, 2014 — The premiere issue of Il Mio Papa (or My Pope) includes a pull-out centerfold of the smiling, cassock-clad pontiff. But Francis tells an Italian newspaper there's too much hype surrounding his papacy.
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Mar 3, 2014 — It was a simple slip of the tongue, they say. But when the pope accidentally utters a vulgar word in a public speech, people notice.
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