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April 16, 2014 | NPR · About a hundred schoolgirls were kidnapped Tuesday in northeastern Nigeria. The kidnappers are believed to be with a radical Muslim terrorist network that is blamed for a bombing in the capital Abuja on Monday. Kelly McEvers talks to Michelle Faul, the Associated Press's chief Africa correspondent, about the incidents.
 
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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 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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April 15, 2014 | WBUR · At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
 
April 15, 2014 | NPR · Each April, the shad come back to the Delaware River to spawn, and thousands of anglers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania eagerly await them. Celebrating their annual return is a local spring tradition.
 

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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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Oct 31, 2013 — The Boston Red Sox are world champions after beating the St. Louis Cardinals. Here's a cheat sheet about the World Series.
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Aug 19, 2013 — Alex Rodriguez isn't the most popular person in baseball. He's appealing a 211-game suspension for allegedly violating the game's rules on performance-enhancing drugs. Sunday, Boston pitcher Ryan Dempster sure seemed to be throwing at A-Rod — and he hit the Yankee. But Rodriguez had the last laugh.
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Aug 5, 2013 — The league also announced 50-game suspensions against 12 other players because their names allegedly show up on customer lists at Biogenesis, a South Florida clinic that distributed performance-enhancing drugs.
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