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In Baltimore, The Curfew Ends And Residents Observe A Day Of Reflection

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the citywide curfew and Maryland's governor declared Sunday a day of prayer and peace.

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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:03

The pediatric neurosurgeon performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and has never held public office before. Here's what else you might not know.

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NYPD Officer In Critical Condition After Shooting

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 11:32

The officer, 25-year-old Brian Moore, was shot in the head after stopping the assailant, who was "adjusting an object in his waistband," New York Police say.

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Yemen's Descent, Through A Photographer's Lens

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 08:40

Photographer Alex Potter arrived in Yemen in 2012 as it was going through an uprising, part of the broader Arab upheaval. Since then, she's grown deeply attached, even as it has fallen into chaos.

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Italian Coast Guard Rescues 3,700 Migrants In Mediterranean

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 07:23

A series of small operations in a single day managed to pick up the refugees fleeing North Africa in smugglers' boats in hopes of reaching Europe.

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Baltimore Mayor Lifts Curfew

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 06:54

Stephanie Rawlings-Black announced via Twitter that she has rescinded the curfew effective immediately.

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Nepal's Medical Worries: Crowded Hospitals, Open Wounds

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 06:10

An estimated 14,000 people survived April's earthquake in Nepal with serious injuries. NPR's Rachel Martin gets a picture of medical conditions there from American E.R. doctor Bianca Grecu-Jacobs.

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101-Year-Old Man Among Quake Survivors Found In Nepal

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 06:09

Another man and a woman were rescued from wreckage in a village a full week after the devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has more than 7,000.

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To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 04:37

Many of Nepal's historic treasures crumbled in last week's earthquake. But generations of wood and stone carvers have spawned a tradition that all but guarantees that monuments will be revived.

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Former Baltimore Mayor: Police Charges Send Signal On Arrest Standards

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former mayor of Baltimore, Kurt Schmoke about the strained relationship between city communities and the police, and looks back on his own efforts at urban renewal.

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World Bank Accused Of Unfair Evictions

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

The World Bank funds projects around the globe aimed at alleviating poverty. Along the way, people get uprooted. The World Bank has acknowledged "serious shortcomings" in its resettlement practices.

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Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

In a week when attention was focused on Baltimore, NPR's Rachel Martin visited the city's New Shiloh Baptist Church. She spoke with Rev. Harold Carter Jr. and a young church member, Caleb Studivant.

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In A Surprise Move, Saudi King Picks His Successors

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

In a powerful monarchy is known for its aged leaders, Saudi Arabia's King Salman announced his heirs to the throne. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Deborah Amos.

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Protesters Hope To Sustain Momentum In Baltimore

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

The day after Baltimore's top prosecutor announced murder charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, more than 1,000 turned out for a mostly peaceful rally in front of city hall.

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A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

For the first time since 2001, an all-women team is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, an around-the-world slog through some of the most unforgiving water on the planet.

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China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:45

Improving Pakistan's infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.

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Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 03:03

Step aside, injections! The next flu vaccine you see might look more like a bandage — a patch covered in 100 microscopic needles that dissolve in the skin in just a few minutes.

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What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 01:39

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 01:39

Dr. Peter Piot co-discovered the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976. He went back on his 65th birthday to see how the country has fared since then.

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Who Keeps Track If Your Surgery Goes Well Or Fails?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-03 01:20

The outcomes of many medical procedures and treatments done in hospitals nationwide aren't tracked or even measured, says a surgeon who thinks that's bad. Understanding outcomes, he says, saves lives.

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