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Saturday's race at Pimlico Race Course — the second leg of the Triple Crown — was drenched by a driving rain. American Pharoah powered through the mud to win by seven lengths.
In a prisoner swap this week, a militant group released 19 of 31 Afghan Hazara men kidnapped in February. The kidnapping raised fears in this minority community of being targeted in sectarian attacks.
More than 100,000 people have fled the East African country during weeks of unrest. The BBC's Ruth Nesoba gives NPR's Arun Rath an update from Bujumbura, the capital, where people are doing their best to prepare for the days ahead.
A day after convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was given the death penalty, Bostonians are grappling with the jury's verdict and bracing for legal appeals.
Amid reports that Amtrak's train 188 may have been struck by a projectile, the Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak is required to install technology at the accident site that will automatically slow a speeding train.
The secretary of state seems unlikely to convince his Chinese counterpart that a diplomatic solution to the regional tug-of-war must be found.