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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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Friday, April 18, 2014
A look at the damage inside the Mar Sarkis Greek Catholic monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maalula, northeast of Damascus, after Syrian government forces took control of the town from rebel fighters, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the three-year old civil war was turning in his favor. Violence against Christians and destruction of churches has escalated in Syria. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Christians are fleeing the country, but one Jesuit priest has decided to stay behind.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
South Korean rescue workers search for missing passengers near the buoy installed to mark a capsized ferry at sea off Jindo on April 18. Divers renewed efforts today to access the capsized ferry. Of the 400 people who were on board, 200 are still missing. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

As rescue workers search for about 270 passengers still missing, an arrest warrant has been issued for the captain.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Jane Goodall's new book "Seeds of Hope" is part memoir, part history of the plant world. (David Holloway)

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

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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
South Korean Coast Guard and rescue teams search for missing passengers at the site of the sunken ferry off the coast of Jindo Island on April 17, 2014 in Jindo-gun, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

A captain with 20 years of command experience weighs in on the ferry disaster, as the search for hundreds of missing continues.

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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
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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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 36 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.