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Powerful Aftershock Jars Katmandu; Nepal Quake Toll Rises

April 26
L. Carol Ritchie and Scott Neuman / NPR
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A magnitude 6.7 aftershock rumbled the Nepalese capital and sent people running for open ground Sunday morning.

South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

April 26
Ofeibea Quist-Arcton / NPR
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Recent attacks against immigrants have reportedly caused at least seven deaths in the country. Accused of incendiary remarks, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says his comments were taken out of context.

Putin: 'No Regrets' Over Crimea Annexation

April 26
Scott Neuman / NPR
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In a new documentary titled The President, the Russian leader says seizing Crimea from Ukraine righted a historical wrong.

Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

April 26
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Even with the arrests, police said Saturday's protest over Gray — a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody after receiving a fatal spinal cord injury — was "mostly peaceful."

1 Dead, 4 Missing After Sudden Squall Hits Alabama Sailing Regatta

April 26
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Several boats in a race at Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay were capsized when winds unexpectedly gusted to 50 knots, generating waves up to 10 feet high.

Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

April 26
Scott Neuman / NPR
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In his first win of the iconic distance race, Kipchoge clocked 2:04:47. Wilson Kipsang, who won last year, placed second and world-record holder Dennis Kimetto was third.

High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest

April 26
Scott Neuman / NPR
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At least 17 people are reported dead on the mountain after a massive quake-triggered avalanche swept through base camp on the south side on Saturday.

What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

April 26
Anya Kamenetz / NPR
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A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.

Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

April 26
Maanvi Singh / NPR
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It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize?

April 26
John Henning Schumann / NPR
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For decades, first-year medical students have had to cram the details of the cellular metabolism cycle into their heads. Some med schools say it's time to quit cramming and focus on patients' lives.

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