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Middle East
10:40 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Yemen's Descent, Through A Photographer's Lens

Alex Potter for NPR

Editor's Note: Photographer Alex Potter arrived in Yemen in 2012 as the country was going through an uprising, part of the broader upheavals in the Arab world. She has lived in the capital Sanaa for much of the past three years, growing deeply attached to the country and the people even as Yemen has descended into chaos.

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The Two-Way
9:23 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Italian Coast Guard Rescues 3,700 Migrants In Mediterranean

Migrants arriving at the Lampedusa island harbor aboard an Italian Coast Guard ship early Sunday. Ships rescued 3,690 migrants in just one day from smugglers' boats on the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, the Italian Coast Guard says.
Mauro Buccarello AP

Italy's coast guard says it has managed to rescue some 3,700 migrants in a single day from smuggler's boats off the coast of Libya in 17 separate operations designed to stem the tide of illegal immigration to Europe from refugees leaving North Africa.

The operations took place just weeks after an estimated 800 migrants were drowned when their boat capsized en route to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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The Two-Way
9:11 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Lifts Curfew

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks during a media availability at City Hall, on Friday. The mayor announced Sunday that she was lifting a week-long 10 p.m. curfew that followed civil unrest over the death of Freddie Gray from injuries he sustained in police custody.
Alex Brandon AP

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced today that she was lifting a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in the city imposed nearly a week ago amid civil unrest over the death of Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody.

"I want to thank the people for their patience," she said.

The emergency curfew was put in place after riots that took place in West Baltimore on Monday.

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Goats and Soda
8:17 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Nepal's Medical Worries: Crowded Hospitals, Open Wounds

Hospital staff members work at the reception area of a hospital in Kathmandu. Some 14,000 were injured in Nepal's earthquake.
Nicolas Asfouri AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:50 am

An estimated 14,000 were injured in April's earthquake in Nepal. The caseload is overwhelming hospitals in Kathmandu, says Dr. Bianca Grecu-Jacobs, a resident in emergency medicine from California who was working in Nepal when the quake struck.

"[In] the lobby areas, patients just are on the floor waiting," Grecu-Jacobs says via Skype from Katmandu. "They strung up IVs for patients who need them in whatever manner they can."

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The Two-Way
8:09 am
Sun May 3, 2015

101-Year-Old Man Among Quake Survivors Found In Nepal

A boy crawls into the ruins of a collapsed building to look for usable things in Nepal capital Kathmandu on Sunday. Officials say they have found three survivors in the rubble a full week after a powerful earthquake.
Kyodo/Landov

Rescue workers digging through the rubble in Nepal have discovered three survivors — including a man thought to be 101 — a week after a powerful earthquake leveled buildings in the South Asian country, killing more than 7,000.

NPR's Russell Lewis reports from Kathmandu: "The man was found alive in the rubble of his home northwest of the capital Kathmandu. He only had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for observation. Rescuers found him on the same day that Nepali officials ruled out finding any more survivors from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake."

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Asia
6:45 am
Sun May 3, 2015

To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

Master carvers like Ratna Muni Brahmacharya are in a position to play a key role in restoring Nepal's many damaged temples and monuments.
Julie McCarthy NPR

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 9:50 am

Blue-uniformed police do the heavy lifting in Dabar square in the city of Patan, one of Nepal's oldest. Moving wooden beams and stacking broken bricks, they sift through ruined monuments, some of which date back four centuries and more.

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Sunday Puzzle
6:03 am
Sun May 3, 2015

A Puzzle With Everything, Including The Kitchen Sink

NPR

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:50 am

On-air challenge: Each word provided is an anagram of something you might see in a kitchen. For example, "skin" is an anagram of "sink."

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Code Switch
5:56 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Stars Of TLC's 'Curvy Brides': All Curves Are Beautiful

Bride Jennifer Uniglicht tries on a gown at Curvaceous Couture, a bridal boutique specializing in plus-size designer gowns. Proprietors Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris (right) star in the new TLC show, Curvy Brides.
TLC

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:35 am

Yukia Harris Walker remembers the thrill of getting engaged, but the luster on that glow dimmed when she visited bridal salons and realized there weren't many dresses that would fit her. Walker was a size 14 at the time — as are a lot of American women — but there were no high end gowns for her to try, and the stores had to make-do.

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The Two-Way
5:55 am
Sun May 3, 2015

A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

Leg 5 from New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil aboard aboard Team SCA in March.
Anna-Lena Elled /Team SCA

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:12 am

What's the worst thing about sailing through the fierce winds and mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean?

"Just being freezing cold," says Sara Hastreiter, a 30-year-old native of Wyoming who is crewing on the first all-women Volvo Ocean Race team since 2001. The eight-month around-the-world event, sailed in stages, set off from Spain in October.

"Getting out of your bunk when you're just violently shivering. That's really tough," she says of the remote stretch of water that circles Antarctica.

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Race
5:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Protesters Hope To Sustain Momentum In Baltimore

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:12 am

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Race
5:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'

New Shiloh Baptist Rev. Harold Carter Jr. (left) and Caleb Studivant, a 24-year-old member of the church, have closely watched the unrest surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and the community's reaction.
Natalie Friedman Winston NPR

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:50 am

On Friday, Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State's Attorney, announced criminal charges for six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. The charges range from murder to assault and misconduct.

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Race
5:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Former Baltimore Mayor: Police Charges Send Signal On Arrest Standards

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:50 am

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Goats and Soda
5:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

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

Alison Hurt/NPR Xinhua

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:50 am

Go to Xi'an city in northwest China, and you can still hear amateur musical ensembles playing court music from the Tang Dynasty. One of the tunes is about flowers — tulips imported over the Silk Road from Europe some 1,300 years ago.

The Silk Road was a network of trade routes that allowed the exchange of goods and ideas between Asia and Europe, including between the Roman Empire and China's Han Dynasty, towards the end of the first century B.C.

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Middle East
5:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

In A Surprise Move, Saudi King Picks His Successors

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:50 am

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World
5:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

World Bank Accused Of Unfair Evictions

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:50 am

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Author Interviews
5:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Demystifying The Art World In 'Playing To The Gallery'

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:50 am

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History
5:49 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Orson Welles, Famous In Film, Also Brought Radio To Life

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:50 am

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Goats and Soda
5:03 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Why Your Future Vaccination Might Not Be A Shot

A patch that's the size of a nickel could one day administer the measles vaccine.
Gary W. Meek

Vaccines don't always make it into the people who need them the most. Many require a syringe and a needle to enter the bloodstream and create immunity. And that means a doctor or nurse has to do the job.

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Music Interviews
4:59 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Kurt Cobain Speaks — Through Art And Audio Diaries — In 'Montage Of Heck'

Kurt Cobain with daughter Frances.
Courtesy of HBO

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:50 am

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Goats and Soda
3:39 am
Sun May 3, 2015

What Happens To A Country When An Outbreak Of Ebola Ends?

Hair salons and bicycles are abundant in Bumba, a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Courteys of Dr. Heidi Larson

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 9:53 am

Liberia is nearing a milestone. On May 9, its Ebola outbreak will be officially declared over, assuming no new cases between now and then.

But what happens when an outbreak of Ebola ends?

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Shots - Health News
3:20 am
Sun May 3, 2015

Who Keeps Track If Your Surgery Goes Well Or Fails?

XiXinXing iStockphoto

In order to improve the quality of health care and reduce its costs, researchers need to know what works and what doesn't. One powerful way to do that is through a system of "registries," in which doctors and hospitals compile and share their results. But even in this era of big data, remarkably few medical registries exist.

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It's All Politics
3:03 am
Sun May 3, 2015

5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina at a luncheon with New Hampshire Republican lawmakers Tuesday.
Jim Cole AP

Carly Fiorina is expected to declare her candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday morning in a video. Fiorina is perhaps best known as the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, the first woman to lead a Fortune 20 company. She was ousted after a boardroom struggle in 2005.

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It's All Politics
7:27 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Texas National Guard to monitor a joint U.S. Special Forces training taking place in Texas, prompting outrage from some in his own party.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 7:04 am

Since General Sam Houston executed his famous retreat to glory to defeat the superior forces of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Texas has been ground zero for military training. We have so many military bases in the Lone Star State we could practically attack Russia.

So when rookie Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was ordering the Texas National Guard to monitor a Navy SEAL/Green Beret joint training exercise, which was taking place in Texas and several other states, everybody here looked up from their iPhones. What?

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The Two-Way
5:29 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah #18, ridden by Victor Espinoza (left), races Firing Line #10, ridden by Gary Stevens, out of turn 4 during the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
Andy Lyons Getty Images

American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, has won the 141st Kentucky Derby with a time of 2:03:02.

He raced to victory before the largest Derby crowd ever — 170,513, reports The Associated Press.

American Pharoah, owned by Ahmed Zayat, was the favorite heading into the race at Churchill Downs in Louisville. He had to fight Firing Line and Dortmund for the victory; the three were neck-and-neck (and neck) for a stretch, but American Pharoah pulled ahead at the end. Firing Line came in second.

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Books
4:46 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

An Ohio Couple Would Like To Forget 'A Gronking To Remember'

The e-book's original cover image was used without permission, according to a lawsuit filed against Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Apple.
Amazon via The Daily Beast

A Gronking to Remember: Book One in the Rob Gronkowski Erotica Series shot up the e-book sales charts in January. Written by a fan of the New England Patriots, the work of erotic fiction centers around a couple in a troubled marriage; the wife is entranced by seeing the Patriots tight end, Rob Gronkowski, play football.

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National Security
4:27 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

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

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 7:59 pm

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.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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U.S.
4:27 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

Montana Offers A Boost To Native Language Immersion Programs

At Montana's Nkwusm Salish Language School, teacher Echo Brown works with a student learning Salish words. Luk means "wood" or "stick." Picct means "leaf" and solsi translates to "fire."
Courtesy of Nkwusm Salish Language School

Many Native Americans who attended a recent powwow in Missoula, Mont., remember what it was like to be punished for speaking a tribal language. For about a century, starting in the 1870s, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs ran boarding schools for Native American children, removing them from their families and homes and separating them from their language and culture so they would "assimilate."

Carrie Iron Shirt's father was one of those children. "My dad, being in the boarding school, they were taught not to talk their language," she says.

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U.S.
4:27 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

For The Record: The Voices Of Baltimore

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It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.

(SOUNDBITE OF BALTIMORE PROTESTS)

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U.S.
4:27 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

The Orioles Won 8-2, But No Fans Were There To Watch

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U.S.
4:27 pm
Sat May 2, 2015

After Nearly 60 Years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Is Ending Telethons

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 7:58 pm

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Yesterday, the Muscular Dystrophy Association announced, after raising $2 billion, it was ending its annual Labor Day telethon.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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