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President Obama's Favorite County — At Least When it Comes to Giving Speeches
President Obama has visited Prince George's County, MD, four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African American majority, and also happens to be very close to the White House.
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The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium
In another installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered snake effigy, created a millennium ago.

When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job
Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.

Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies
The master of magic realism was the region's best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.

A Story Of Torture And Forgiveness That Spans A Half-Century
Director Jonathan Teplitsky speaks about his film The Railway Man. It tells the true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who was a prisoner of war during World War II at a Japanese labor camp.

Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro
The Secret Sisters' new album, Put Your Needle Down, displays their sophisticated, timeless sound and the country-twang influences of their hometown, Muscle Shoals, Ala.
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On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so.

Why Israel Is Staying On The Sidelines In Ukraine Crisis
Israel has been largely silent about Russia's muscling in on Ukraine. The tiny country — with a Russian Jewish foreign minister — seems to want to preserve its good relations with Moscow.
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Search Continues For Nearly 300 Missing In South Korea Ferry Accident
The search continues for survivors and answers in the South Korean ferry disaster. NPR's Anthony Kuhn offers details on the latest developments.

Opposing Protests Pull Eastern Ukraine In Two Directions
In eastern Ukraine, demonstrators supporting a unified Ukraine are rallying just blocks from where pro-Russian militants are occupying a government building.


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