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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
In this handout provided by Donga Daily, The Republic of Korea Coast Guard work at the site of ferry sinking accident off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014, in Jindo-gun, South Korea. (Park Young-Chul/Donga Daily via Getty Images)

Nearly 300 people are still missing, after a ferry carrying 450 people – mostly high school students – sank.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In Chinese “ghost cities,” 20-story high rises have only a few occupants and developers are offering discounts as high as 40 percent.

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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
The Bluefin 21 will take sonar images of the Indian Ocean floor in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (Courtesy Bluefin Robotics)

Wall Street Journal reporter Andy Pasztor and the head of Bluefin Robotics discuss the latest in the search for flight 370.

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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
A woman of the Pulaar ethnicity carries a baby on her back as she waits in line in the Begoua district, northeast of Bangui, to receive humanitarian and medical aid on April 9, 2014. (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

As Rwanda commemorates the 20th anniversary of the genocide there, its neighbor C.A.R. continues to suffer brutal ethnic violence.

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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
Buildings are reflected in a Forever 21 storefront in Washington, D.C. Forever 21 is the largest fast fashion retailer based in the U.S. (vpickering/Flickr)

New styles go from runway to retailer at warp speed. We look at the impact of “fast fashion” and who’s behind it.

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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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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Two years after Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed, Tawerghans are still living in refugee camps.

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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
Harvard University professor Karen King says this fragment of papyrus, which she unveiled last year, is the only existing ancient text quoting Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. (Courtesy Karen L. King)

The results of a carbon dating test show the fragment of papyrus unveiled last year probably dates to eighth-century Egypt.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Today’s bond sale is Greece’s first since 2010, when it suffered a severe financial crisis and began relying on international bailouts.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
British actor Colin Firth and Patti Lomax pose for pictures before the U.K. premiere of the film "The Railway Man" in London, December 4, 2013. The film is based on the autobiography of WWII prisoner of war Eric Lomax. Firth plays Eric Lomax while Eric's wife Patti is played by Australian actress Nicole Kidman. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty Images)

In the “The Railway Man,” Colin Firth stars as Eric Lomax. We speak with Lomax’s wife Patti and the screenwriter.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Only a few unofficial results of the election are in so far, but both candidates claim that they are ahead.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
No one knows where this practice started, but hundreds of thousands of locks adorn bridges in Paris. (Carlo Occiena/Flickr)

Padlocks inscribed with love notes can be found on bridges all over the world, but there are worries in Paris they’re hurting historic bridges.

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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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Monday, April 7, 2014

Today, Rwanda and the world remember the beginning of the genocide that left 800,000 people dead.

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Monday, April 7, 2014
South African Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during his trial in Court in Pretoria on April 7, 2014. (Themba Hadebe/AFP/Getty Images)

Oscar Pistorius took the stand in his defense today. He is charged with murdering his girlfriend.

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Robin and Jeremy

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April 15 7 Comments

4 Lamb Recipes, Plus Lamb Cooking Tips

With the weather getting warmer, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst is thinking lamb. She shares recipes for Middle Eastern-style lamb meatballs and more.

April 15 14 Comments

The Problem With U.S. Tax Policies

Tax expert David Cay Johnston says it's easy to fool the IRS, but there's one catch: "you have to be rich." He says outdated tax policies are hurting the economy.

April 14 4 Comments

Lessons For News Media After Marathon Bombings

We take a look at what the news media got wrong and what can be learned for future breaking news coverage.

April 14 8 Comments

Marathon Bombing Survivor Loses Limbs But Finds New Life

A year after Jeff Bauman lost both legs in the bombing, he and his fiancée are expecting their first child.