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40 Years After The Vietnam War, Families Still Search For Answers

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Elaine Zimmer Davis' husband went missing after a fiery plane crash in Vietnam when their son was 2 years old. Now, she and her son — and her new husband — are on a quest to bring home his remains.

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Nigerian Military Rescues 200 Girls From Boko Haram

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ninety-three women were also rescued in the operation. The military says it cannot confirm if the girls are the same as the schoolgirls kidnapped last year, but the AP reports they are not.

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All Things Considered

Graphic Novel About Holocaust 'Maus' Banned In Russia For Its Cover

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author Art Spiegelman about how his book Maus — the very antithesis of Nazi propaganda — was purged from Moscow stores because it has a large swastika on the cover.

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What You Need To Know Before Donating To Earthquake Relief For Nepal

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The earlier you give, the better. In the days after a disaster, outside help is critical. But you need to be careful. For example, you might think twice if a charity hasn't worked in Nepal till now.

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All Things Considered

Europe May Be On Sale, But The Ticket To Get There Isn't

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The euro has dropped in value against the U.S. dollar by more than 20 percent since last summer. But even as Americans find bargains in Europe, flights to get there remain pricey for a few reasons.

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All Things Considered

Earthquake In Nepal Sheds Light On Its Volatile Political History

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Jonah Blank, a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, about the economics, politics and culture of the Himalayan country.

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All Things Considered

Vatican Hosts Climate Change Conference Ahead Of Papal Encyclical

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pope Francis wants world leaders to work together to enact laws that will slow or stop emissions that fuel climate change. He is expected to deliver a papal encyclical in June highlighting environmental degradation and the effect of climate change on the poor. The Vatican held a one-day conference on climate change Tuesday.

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All Things Considered

Wounded Nepalis Stream Into Kathmandu, Overwhelming Hospitals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tens of thousands of victims have descended on Nepal's capital from remote, hard-hit mountainside villages that have seen little assistance. Already-strained hospitals are stretched even thinner.

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Tea Tuesdays: Tea-Drinking Tips For A Longer Life

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Researchers studying the Blue Zones, five regions around the world with lots of centenarians, have come up with this rule: "Drink coffee for breakfast, tea in the afternoon, wine at 5 p.m."

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Measuring Earthquakes With More Than Just One Scale

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Earthquakes seem to be at their cruelest when striking developing nations like Nepal. A research center has tried to calculate how vulnerable nations are based on their resources and coping skills.

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A 10-Year-Old's View Of The Nepal Earthquake

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"It would be so much more convenient if the earthquake would send us an email in advance with all the details of its arrival," a fearful Lucas told his mother, a journalist.

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Google Announces Partnership With Newspapers In Europe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Last December, Google shut down its Google News page in Spain, after the country threatened steep fines for aggregator sites that don't pay newspapers.

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Australia To Recall Envoy To Indonesia Over Execution Of 'Bali 9' Pair

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were the ringleaders of a group that sought to smuggle heroin out of Bali in 2005. Their families said the men had turned their lives around since then.

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Morning Edition

Quake's Effects Compounded By Poor Infrastructure, Political Issues

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Subhash Ghimire, editor of the Nepalese newspaper Republica, says earthquake victims are growing frustrated by the slow response to help them. He says part of the problems are logistics and politics.

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Morning Edition

Nepal Earthquake Victims Are Desperate For Help

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

International aid groups have yet to reach the remote mountain villages where the expectation is that many may have been wiped off the map. In Kathmandu, there's anger that aid is too slow in coming.

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Morning Edition

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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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Morning Edition

On Its Own, The Afghan Army Takes The Fight To The Taliban

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Afghan army is now fully in charge of combat operations. NPR's Tom Bowman heads out on a mission with troops as they engage the Taliban in one of its strongholds near the Pakistani border.

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Morning Edition

Flight Attendant On Saigon Evacuation: You Wanted 'To Help Every Child'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Days before the fall of Saigon, a plane left Vietnam with 57 children on board. The program intended to bring orphans to the U.S. was controversial, but two who were there say it was right.

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Morning Edition

The Past Haunts The Present For Japan's Shinzo Abe

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to strengthen ties with America, he's facing tense times in his own neighborhood, mainly because of his views on World War II.

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Morning Edition

'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A new book looks at the women who served alongside elite special operations units in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.

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