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—Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968) American memoirist, lecturer

 

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Day in pictures: 16 April 2014  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:07 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April 
In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:43:18 GMT
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes 
Your pictures: South Africa  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:27:54 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa" 
In pictures: Chile fire rages on  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:41:57 GMT
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso 
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:43 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April 
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:53:51 GMT
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja 
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:20:01 GMT
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia 
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:33 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April 
Chlorine: From toxic chemical to household cleaner  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:26:03 GMT
The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine 
Shannon Airport: A curious history of celebrity visitors  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:26:49 GMT
The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents 
Top 10 Tips: Susanne du Toit  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:46:49 GMT
Portrait painter Susanne du Toit on being an artist 
Week in pictures: 12-18 April 2014  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:01:46 GMT
The best news photographs from around the world 
The eight tribes of vinyl collector  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:29:15 GMT
The 8 tribes of people who keep buying records 
10 things we didn't know last week  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:17:06 GMT
Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, plus other factlets 
The tale of the lion and the spa break  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:34:41 GMT
A lion on the loose in Llandrindod Wells 
Working Lives: South Africa  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:49:37 GMT
Five people discuss their jobs in South Africa 
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National News From NPR
Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:08:21 -0400
Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:07:32 -0400
Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:31:00 -0400
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World News From BBC
‘Sorry’ ferry captain tells of delay  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:52:43 GMT
Ukraine calls Easter truce in east  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:41:37 GMT
Plane search at 'critical juncture'  Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:37:18 GMT
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