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April 21, 2014 | NPR · More than 200 people remain missing after the ferry capsized last week. One family was told their daughter was dead instead of missing. It turns out authorities had confused her for another girl.
 
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April 21, 2014 | NPR · The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.
 
April 21, 2014 | NPR · Hamid Mir, one of Pakistan's most famous journalists, was shot and wounded by gunmen as he was driving down a busy street in Karachi. It's the second such attack this month on a journalist.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · California farmers produce an enormous proportion of American produce, but the state is now experiencing a record-breaking drought that is being felt throughout the U.S.
 
April 20, 2014 | NPR · It's been a grim Easter Sunday in South Korea as the death toll continues to rise from the ferry disaster that left nearly 300 passengers, many of them high school students, dead or missing.
 
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April 20, 2014 | WBUR · Newlyweds Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes each lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Rescue the assistance dog helps fetch keys and push buttons, bringing warmth and joy as the couple recovers.
 

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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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Mar 28, 2014 — The city is so close to the U.S. border fence that it practically leans on it. Even as Tijuana diversifies, its economy still relies on the frontier. Its residents are the perfect border citizens.
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Mar 26, 2014 — Columbus, New Mexico, has a rich border history. Pancho Villa stormed across in 1916. Today, kids on the Mexico side take a bus — driven by the Columbus mayor — across the border to go to school.
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Mar 11, 2014 — The government wants to build sea walls that will be 30 feet high in places and stretch for more than 200 miles. Some say the $8 billion effort is too costly and will ruin the beaches.
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Mar 8, 2014 — The mayor of a small Spanish town cleaned out supermarkets to give food to the hungry and draw attention to their economic plight. But now he's facing a potential jail stint.
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Feb 24, 2014 — President Vladimir Putin isn't the first Russian leader to try to rebuild Sochi, but it's not so clear his project will ultimately be more successful than his predecessors.
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Feb 15, 2014 — The operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant is under criticism for its management of the cleanup after the tsunami and subsequent meltdown in 2011. NPR's Anthony Kuhn recently went inside one of the Fukushima reactors to see the efforts himself.
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Feb 9, 2014 — Pakistani lawmakers may have overreached when they approved a measure that makes it a crime, punishable by jail time, to spray graffiti in the chaotic and often lawless city Karachi.
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Feb 9, 2014 — Some call Tim Walsh the disaster garbage man, but he prefers waste management specialist. After major natural disasters, the Briton comes to clean up and put people to work. Amid destruction he's seen from Indonesia to the Philippines, he's learned that there's opportunity, and hope, even in a dump.
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Feb 7, 2014 — Spain's royal family, which used to face little criticism, is increasingly becoming a target over its spending habits during Spain's economic woes. The king's youngest daughter, Infanta Cristina, and her husband have had their mansion confiscated and are now facing allegations of fraud.
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Feb 6, 2014 — The Mexican man says he was one of 17 kidnapped by a cartel and forced to build drug-smuggling tunnels. Now he might be in prison for the rest of his life.
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