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U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Aid Earthquake Victims

11 hours 19 min ago

Western countries complained that Nepal's bureaucracy was keeping goods at warehouses. The Marines come with MV-22 Osprey aircraft, which should make reaching remote areas easier.

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Sepsis, A Wily Killer, Stymies Doctors' Efforts To Tame It

13 hours 4 min ago

It's a deadly combination of infection and inflammation striking more than a million Americans every year. Doctors can treat the symptoms of sepsis, but they still can't treat the underlying problem.

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Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

13 hours 4 min ago

Under narrow definitions of corruption, candidates courting billionaires to fuel their White House bids doesn't qualify. But some activists, on the left and the right, argue that it should.

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A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

13 hours 4 min ago

There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.

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Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

13 hours 34 min ago

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.

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A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Govt. Cut Carbon Emissions

Sun, 2015-05-03 23:23

An environmental group is behind the class-action suit that says the government is not doing enough to protect citizens. The case is being closely watched and a ruling is set for next month.

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A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Sun, 2015-05-03 23:21

Photographer Matt Black spends his days capturing images that illustrate the impact of the drought on people living in California's Central Valley.

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A Woman Uses Art To Come To Terms With Her Father's Death

Sun, 2015-05-03 23:03

Artist Jennifer Rodgers' father was hospitalized for seven months with sepsis before he died. She used the creative process to try to comprehend his suffering and her loss.

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Two Armed Men Killed After Shooting Outside Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Sun, 2015-05-03 19:25

The men opened fire on a security officer outside an anti-Islamist cartoon contest in Garland, Texas. They were subsequently shot and killed by police, authorities say.

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In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

Sun, 2015-05-03 13:41

At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.

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A Poker Battle Against A Computer

Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

On this day in 1997, Boris Kasparov, the world's top chess player, faced off against IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. This week, professional poker players are trying something similar in Pittsburgh, and they're winning.

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In Syria, Signs That The Army Is Losing Ground To Rebel Groups

Sun, 2015-05-03 13:23

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Anne Barnard, the New York Times Beirut bureau chief, about the state of the Syrian army. Might an end to four years of fighting be in sight?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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