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March 11, 2011 | NPR · Safety concerns loomed at two neighboring nuclear power plants after a giant tsunami driven by one of the largest earthquakes on record swamped northern Japan’s eastern coast Friday, leaving massive destruction in its wake. The final toll of the disaster is far from clear, but Japanese officials say at least a thousand people have died.
 

 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine’s military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.
 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · This week’s same-sex-marriage cases at the Supreme Court brought in a record number of friend-of-the–court briefs. But truth be told, the justices do not read all of these briefs.
 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · On the streets, some said violence is the only way to get authorities to pay attention to the plight of blacks in Baltimore. Others said they understood the anger, but not the violence.
 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · Readers eager to catch up with the Iowa farming family Jane Smiley introduced in Some Luck will enjoy the latest installment, which follows the five children off the farm and into the postwar era.
 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.
 

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April 27, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we try deep-fried cheese curds. They’re a regional specialty and the reason we haven’t left the Midwest.
 

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April 28, 2015 | NPR · Curious what 10 of our favorite public radio hosts had playing on repeat this month? Hear new music from Other Lives, The Fireworks, Hiatus Kaiyote and more. Also: what NOT to do on Twitter.
 

April 27, 2015 | NPR · Millions of hearts were broken last month when Zayn Malik left One Direction, but according to physicist Stephen Hawking, that might not be the case after all.
 

April 27, 2015 | WXPN · Hear the stories that influenced the songs on the former teen idol’s new album, his 60th — and the relationship between the Osmonds and the Jacksons.
 

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