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Friday, April 18, 2014

Critics say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be harmful to the environment, prescription drug prices, Internet access and U.S. jobs.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
A man wearing a military fatigue stands guard outside a regional administration building seized by pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 18. Pro-Russian rebels kept their grip on seized government buildings in Ukraine on Friday, a day after Kiev struck a deal with Russia and the West in Geneva on April 17. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images)

A tense standoff continues in Kiev today despite diplomats reaching a deal in Geneva yesterday.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Indian voters are processed so they can cast their ballot at a local polling station in the village of Sambhar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, on April 17. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

In terms of seats up for grabs – 122 – it’s the biggest day of polling in the six-week long process.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Anarchist protesters burned flares, shouted and carried a banner reading "You were cheated" in Russian, in central Moscow, late on December 4, 2011, during their protest against the conduct of Russia's parliamentary elections. Since these protests, the Kremlin has cracked down on the opposition. (Andrey Smirnov/AFP/Getty Images)

Since protests against parliamentary elections in 2011, the Kremlin has cracked down on the opposition.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Washington Post opinion columnist Catherine Rampell recently sparked a heated debate about government social spending. She joins us.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization want to show they back allies in the region, but don’t want to provoke Russia into further escalation.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov says the goal of his new offensive is to “root out separatists.”

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Monday, April 14, 2014

For Jews in Ukraine, the holiday has an especially powerful meaning this year, coming on the heels of a secular revolution.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures after signing a treaty on the Ukrainian Black Sea Crimea peninsula becoming part of Russia in the Kremlin in Moscow on March 18, 2014, with Crimean parliament speaker Vladimir Konstantinov (left) and Alexei Chaly, Sevastopol's new de facto mayor (right), smiling as the take part in the ceremony. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia’s annexation of the Crimea has done further damage to the president’s reputation in Europe and America. But not in Russia.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

We take a look at the challenges ahead for the president nominee to succeed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
The neon sign of a coffee shop is pictured in Amsterdam, October 31, 2011. (Nathalie Magniez/AFP/Getty Images)

Worried about what legalized recreational marijuana means for Denver, Michael Hancock is speaking to his counterpart in Amsterdam.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
Sylvia Mathews Burwell is pictured March 4, 2013, as President Obama nominates her to be budget director. At the time, she was president of the Walmart Foundation. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

As Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns, we take a look at her proposed replacement.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

President Obama and former presidents are in Austin to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Students walk on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho. The college's president is among those who does not support a new law allowing guns on campus. (Lewis-Clark State College)

Idaho recently became the seventh state to allow concealed weapons at public colleges. We talk with one college president.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Pro-Russian protesters argue with Ukrainian policemen standing guard in font of the Kharkiv regional state administration building on April 8. (Anatoliy Stepanov/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Ari Shapiro joins us from Eastern Ukraine to discuss the region and the escalating tensions.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Did Russia not share enough intelligence on Tamerlan Tsarnaev with the FBI, or did the FBI fail to connect the dots?

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April 8th is Equal Pay Day, marking how far into 2014 the average women must work to earn what her male counterpart earned in 2013.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

In Eastern Ukraine, security forces drove pro-Russian protesters out of the regional government headquarters, arresting 70.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Angela Merten is an in-person assister for the federal online marketplace at Touchette Regional Hospital. But she says most of the people she'll help sign up for health insurance will qualify for Medicaid under Illinois' expanded program. (Véronique LaCapra/St. Louis Public Radio)

Illinois went ahead with Medicaid expansion, while neighboring Missouri did not. We hear how those choices are working out.

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Monday, April 7, 2014
Qais Akbar Omar (Tom Fattori)

An Afghan author reflects on the possibilities for his country and the Afghan people’s optimism following the national election.

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Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

April 17 3 Comments

Jane Goodall Plants ‘Seeds Of Hope’

The world-famous primatologist discusses her new book, which is back on shelves after some controversy.

April 17 9 Comments

College Advice From A High School Counselor

Lisa Micele answers listener questions and explains what schools are looking for beyond GPAs and standardized test scores.

April 16 Comment

ER Doctor Looks Back A Year After Marathon Bombing

Dr. Ron Medzon, an emergency room physician at Boston Medical Center, recalls treating victims injured in the bombing.

April 16 34 Comments

Tensions Build In San Francisco Amid Tech Boom

As San Francisco experiences a historic economic boom, some activists say not all city residents are reaping the benefits.