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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Apr 5, 2014 — There are only four teams left in the men's NCAA bracket, as Kentucky, Connecticut, Florida, and Wisconsin vie for spots in Monday night's title game.
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Mar 22, 2014 — In a nail-biting final minute of Saturday's game, 11th-seeded Dayton put away third-seeded Syracuse 55-53.
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Mar 21, 2014 — The Blue Devils lost to Mercer University. Harvard, North Dakota State and Dayton are other underdogs who have pulled off surprises. Who's going to be upset next as basketball's March Madness sets in?
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Apr 1, 2013 — Kevin Ware's injury may be the most talked-about story from the weekend's games, but there was other big news. On the women's side, Louisville shocked No. 1-ranked Baylor, knocking out the defending champions. On the men's side, Wichita State continues its surprising run.
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Mar 17, 2013 — Louisville, Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga are the No. 1 seeds in the four regions of the NCAA Division I men's basketball championship. Now it's time to start picking your winners if you're a college basketball fan.
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Mar 16, 2014 — Florida's 26-game winning streak vaulted it to the top as the No. 1 seed in the South and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.
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