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To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 4:37am

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

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

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

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

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'

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

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

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

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

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

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

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

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

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:45am

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

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 3:03am

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?

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 1:39am

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?

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 1:20am

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

NPR Top Stories - May 3, 2015 - 1:03am

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 State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 5:27pm

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

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American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 3:01pm

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

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with James Risen of the New York Times about a new report alleging that the American Psychological Association helped justify prisoner torture.

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

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

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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For The Record: The Voices Of Baltimore

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 1:48pm

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

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 12:17pm

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 Outboxes Pacquiao In A Unanimous Decision

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 11:55am

The two fighters went 12 rounds but Floyd Mayweather won the welterweight title in Las Vegas Saturday. They each stand to earn millions.

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30 Graves, Thought To Be Burmese Migrants, Found In Thailand

NPR Top Stories - May 2, 2015 - 9:25am

Remains from the graves are believed to be illegal migrants who were likely victims of human trafficking.

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