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To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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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5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

Sun, 2015-05-03 01:03

The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep.

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Texas Governor Deploys National Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Sat, 2015-05-02 17:27

Texas' GOP governor is sending the National Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it is just a cover for President Obama's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

Sat, 2015-05-02 15:01

The Bob Baffert-trained horse, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was the favorite heading into the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

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After Police Are Charged In Gray's Death, Baltimore Awaits Next Steps

Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

A day after Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, residents of the neighborhood where he grew up hope change will come to the area.

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The Voices Of Baltimore

Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

Some residents of Baltimore say the relationship with the police is badly damaged. But it wasn't always that way.

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Psychological Association Accused Of 'Complicity' In Bush-Era Torture

Sat, 2015-05-02 13:48

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with James Risen of the New York Times about a new report alleging that the American Psychological Association worked closely with the George W. Bush administration to help justify prisoner torture.

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

Sat, 2015-05-02 12:17

On the committee level in the Senate, Republicans and Democrats have been able to get deals done. The problem will be what happens after bills leave the committees and head to the Senate floor.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Ready For The Ring — And A Big Payday

Sat, 2015-05-02 11:55

The two fighters, battling each other for the welterweight title, have been in negotiations for tonight's fight in Las Vegas for some six years. Win or lose, they each stand to earn millions.

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