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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The pediatric neurosurgeon, who entered the presidential race Sunday night, performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and hasn't held public office before. Here's what you might not know.

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NYPD Officer In Critical Condition After Shooting

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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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Amid Headline-Grabbing Bridgegate Indictments, Hoboken Probe Quietly Comes to an End

Sunday, May 03, 2015

NJ Spotlight
U.S. Attorney tells Christie administration cabinet officials that federal investigation has closed

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Italian Coast Guard Rescues 3,700 Migrants In Mediterranean

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Many of Nepal's historic treasures crumbled in last week's earthquake. But generations of wood and stone carvers have spawned a tradition that could help return monuments to their former glory.

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Former Baltimore Mayor: Police Charges Send Signal On Arrest Standards

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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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World Bank Accused Of Unfair Evictions

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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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In A Surprise Move, Saudi King Picks His Successors

Sunday, May 03, 2015

In a powerful monarchy 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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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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Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

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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