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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.
 

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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The Israeli government suspended peace talks with Palestinians, citing a unity agreement announced Wednesday by Palestinian leadership. The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.
 

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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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World Cafe Next

Apr 21, 2014 — The band from Valencia, Spain, has always written and sung in English, which its members call "the language of rock."
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Apr 14, 2014 — The San Diego psych-rock trio is named for Sacco and Vanzetti, the famous Italian anarchists who were executed in 1927. Download two of SACCO's songs as part of the World Cafe: Next podcast.
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Apr 7, 2014 — Hear and download two songs from the psychedelic folk-rock band's debut album, Fear in Bliss.
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Mar 31, 2014 — The singer-songwriter's solo debut follows in the footsteps of fellow Oklahoman John Fullbright. Millsap represents himself awfully well for someone who's only 20.
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Mar 17, 2014 — The British singer just put out her first album as Lyla Foy, after recording under the name WALL.
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Mar 10, 2014 — The band Orthy illustrates the breadth of the Austin music scene. Their inspiration comes from a weekly dance party created to turn rock fans on to dance music and vice versa.
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Mar 3, 2014 — Listen for hints of Local Natives and early Yeasayer.
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Feb 24, 2014 — The Austin folk artist's latest album is sparse and personal. Hear two songs on this installment of World Cafe: Next.
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Feb 17, 2014 — The Swedish folk-pop duo performs songs about loss, travel, the natural world and more.
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Feb 10, 2014 — Not even speaking each other's language, the two formed a band when they met at a European festival. Now, less than three years later, they've released an album of their music together called Faya. Hear and download two songs.
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