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Ukraine's Divide, Too Broad For Easter To Bridge?

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

Most Ukrainians are primarily Orthodox Christians, and Easter is the most important religious holiday of the year. Many in the country are hoping the holiday will calm current tensions.

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Legal At Last, Colorado's Pot Contest Gets Competitively Mellow

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

Denver is playing host to the annual Cannabis Cup this weekend. Editor Ricardo Baca of The Denver Post's The Cannabist blog gives NPR's Rachel Martin the high scores.

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Conservationist Shot In Africa's Oldest Nature Preserve

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

An internationally recognized conservationist is recovering after he was attacked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Allard Blom of the World Wildlife Fund.

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Organizers Predict Huge Crowd For Boston Marathon

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

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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Exploring The Secret History Of The Cubicle

NPR Books - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

The new book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, is a look at how the white-collar world came to be the way it is, and what it might become. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Nikil Saval.

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BBC Icon Finds Children's Adventure In An Element Hunter

NPR Books - April 20, 2014 - 4:05am

Simon Mayo, a veteran broadcaster for the BBC, has written a series of children's books about a boy obsessed with the periodic table. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the latest, Itch Rocks.

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All Grown Up? Three Books About The Mystery Of Coming Of Age

NPR Books - April 20, 2014 - 1:11am

Author Craig Nova recommends three books that take a fresh approach to the age-old bildungsroman. The experience of growing up is both universal and unique — and, in these books, timeless.

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All Grown Up? Three Books About The Mystery Of Coming Of Age

NPR Books - April 20, 2014 - 1:11am

Author Craig Nova recommends three books that take a fresh approach to the age-old bildungsroman. The experience of growing up is both universal and unique — and, in these books, timeless.

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Relatives Grieve As Divers Pull Bodies From S. Korean Ferry

NPR Top Stories - April 20, 2014 - 12:43am

The grim recovery operation off South Korea continues Sunday. Police boats brought bodies ashore to the deafening cries and screams of family members.

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Divers Begin Pulling Bodies From Sunken Ferry

NPR Top Stories - April 19, 2014 - 8:43pm

Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

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