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5:59 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Demonstrators Jubilant After Baltimore Police Charges

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 12:23 pm

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Race
5:59 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Councilwoman: Police Can Get A Fair Trial In Baltimore

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 8:26 am

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Asia
5:59 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Conditions Slowly Improve After Nepal Quake

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 12:27 pm

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Sports
5:59 am
Sat May 2, 2015

A Boxing Match And A Derby: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 8:26 am

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NPR Ed
5:33 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Grade-Skippers: Where Are They Now?

LA Johnson / NPR

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 8:16 am

Entering kindergarten early or skipping a grade later on can be great for a lot of reasons. A bored but highly gifted student will be challenged appropriately, may graduate early and could reach other milestones in life faster.

But on the flip side, jumping ahead also means being the youngest in your class. Many people worry it could create problems socially and emotionally.

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The Two-Way
4:35 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Kate Middleton, Wife Of Prince William, Has A Baby Girl

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born daughter, their second child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London on Saturday.
Ben Stansall AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 11:21 am

The wait wasn't long. Just hours after she checked into the hospital in early labor, the Duchess of Cambridge delivered a baby, Kensington Palace announced Saturday.

The baby weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and both mother and child are doing well, the palace added in by Twitter.

The baby is the fourth in line to the throne, behind grandfather Prince Charles, dad Prince William and brother Prince George, born in July 2013.

Officials have said the duchess and her husband did not know the gender of their second child.

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Goats and Soda
3:28 am
Sat May 2, 2015

You Want To Go To Nepal And Help Out. Is That A Good Idea?

In Haiti after the earthquake, volunteers with All Hands toss buckets from the cement mixer back to the sand piles for a quick refill.
Courtesy of All Hands Volunteers

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 6:07 am

A thousand people have already signed up to go to Nepal on the website for All Hands – a U.S. group that sends volunteers to help out after a disaster. Indeed, people around the world are eager to assist on the ground.

But will your presence hinder more than it will help?

We asked officials at several organizations working in Nepal. Their answer: It depends. On when you go; Whether you're part of an organized group or on your own; And if your skills and experience match what's needed.

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The Two-Way
12:24 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Kate Middleton, Wife Of Prince William, Is In Labor

Royal supporter John Loughrey salutes with men dressed as soldiers carrying boards with proposed baby names outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London on Friday.
Kirsty Wigglesworth AP

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 4:30 am

Fans of the British royals are beside themselves with excitement.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has checked into St. Mary's Hospital in London and is in the early stage of labor, the BBC is reporting.

This baby will be fourth in line to the throne, behind grandfather Prince Charles, dad Prince William and brother Prince George, born in July 2013.

Officials have said the duchess and her husband do not know the gender of their second child.

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Goats and Soda
4:39 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Show Us The Aid: Anger In An Ancient Nepali Town

A grandmother and her grandson sit on the belongings that they have salvaged from their collapsed homes on April 29, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Omar Havana Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:15 pm

Where is the aid?

That's what the people of the ancient city of Bhaktapur want to know.

The historic gate to old Bhaktapur is about the only thing still standing after the earthquake. The ornate temples have crumbled. Brick homes were reduced to rubble. People have lost everything, including loved ones.

People are living under tarps or out in the open, without running water or toilets. Some 70 people are living in an improvised hut. Flies are everywhere. People say they haven't had any help from the outside — no medicine, no food.

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U.S.
4:23 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Law Enforcement Reacts To Baltimore Officer Criminal Charges

A Maryland state trooper stands guard near a CVS pharmacy that was destroyed during rioting in Baltimore this week.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 7:18 pm

The surprise announcement of criminal charges in Baltimore Friday morning definitely got the attention of police officers. The decision has been welcomed by protesters, but it's causing dismay for law enforcement across the country.

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Goats and Soda
4:19 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

A Man Said To Be Ebola-Free Could Still Infect A Partner During Sex

There's a new concern to add to possible means of transmitting Ebola: unprotected sex with a male survivor of the virus.
Abbas Dulleh AP

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 6:26 pm

For the first time since the Ebola virus was discovered in 1976, a woman has been found to have very likely contracted the virus through unprotected sex with a man who survived the disease.

A 44-year-old woman in Monrovia developed symptoms on March 14; Ebola was confirmed on March 20. Medical investigators ruled out all the usual transmission suspects: travel to or interaction with visitors from countries with Ebola; attending the funeral of a victim; or contact with people with symptoms.

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Around the Nation
3:56 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates Criticizes Calls For Nonviolence In Baltimore

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 7:18 pm

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Law
3:56 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

What Is Depraved Heart Murder? The Unusual Charges Against Officers In Baltimore

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 7:18 pm

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Politics
3:56 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Baltimore State's Attorney Known For Understanding City's Poor Communities

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 7:18 pm

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Now, more about the woman who's building the case against those six officers. Marilyn Mosby is 35 years old. She just took the office of chief prosecutor in Baltimore four months ago. NPR's Nurith Aizenman reports.

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Back At Base
3:56 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

How The Fall Of Saigon Turned San Diego Into A Home For Refugees

Members of the Nguyen family, including Harry, Tammy, Elizabeth, Emma, Elly and Quan, look through family photos.
Nicholas McVicker KPBS

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 7:18 pm

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It's All Politics
3:44 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Ohio Republican Gov. Kasich On Expanding Medicaid: 'It's My Money'

From Medicaid to immigration to same-sex marriage, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has rankled some in the conservative base.
Jim Cole AP

No Republican has ever won the White House without winning Ohio. That's exactly the argument Ohio Gov. John Kasich is making for why Republicans should choose him as their nominee in 2016.

"I will tell you that you can't be president if you don't win Ohio. That's not even a question," Kasich said Friday at a lunch with reporters in Washington sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. Kasich is thinking about running for president and is trying to determine whether he has a viable path.

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The Two-Way
3:39 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

PROFILE: Young Prosecutor In Gray Case Shows No Tolerance For Police Misconduct

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announces that criminal charges will be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore on Friday. Gray died in police custody after being arrested on April 12.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:12 pm

When Marilyn Mosby was elected in January as state's attorney for the city of Baltimore, it's unlikely she had any inkling that just four months later she would be thrust into the national spotlight.

But as Mosby stood behind a bank of microphones Friday and announced criminal charges - including murder and manslaughter — against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, it looked as though she was born into the job.

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Africa
2:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

South African Government Denies Xenophobia Played Role In Man's Death

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 7:18 pm

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Business
2:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

U.S., Canada Announce New Safety Standards For Oil Trains

Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire.
AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 7:18 pm

Transportation officials in the U.S. and Canada are imposing tougher safety standards on trains hauling crude oil.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada's Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced Friday that shippers must use stronger tank cars to haul oil across North America by October 1. The new rules will also mandate the use of a controversial braking system on trains carrying crude.

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Sports
2:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao Finally Go Head-To-Head This Weekend

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 7:18 pm

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All Tech Considered
2:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

The Annual Shareholders' Meeting Will Now Come To Order Online

Dynegy is one of a growing number of companies to hold meetings online.
Dynegy/Broadridge

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 7:18 pm

The annual meeting is a staple of corporate life. It's a chance for even a small shareholder to take the measure of a company's managers, to ask a question or express a beef about a company actions.

But here's the dirty secret about shareholder meetings: Unless the company is huge or there's some controversy going on, hardly anyone shows up.

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The Salt
1:50 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

'Into The Wild' Author Tries Science To Solve Toxic Seed Mystery

Once the roots of the Eskimo potato got too tough to eat, Christopher McCandless started collecting the seeds in a plastic bag, says author Jon Krakauer.
Photo courtesy of McCandless family

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 2:37 pm

In August 1992, Christopher McCandless died in an abandoned bus in the Alaska wilderness after living mostly on squirrels, birds, roots and seeds for 113 days. Hunters found his body months later. Alaska state coroners declared starvation as the cause of death.

But a mystery lingered: What exactly did him in? A scientific paper published this spring by the journalist who'd been doggedly following the story offers another big clue.

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The Two-Way
12:49 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Unveils Home Battery; Is $3,000 Cheap Enough?

A photo released by Tesla shows its new Powerwall lithium-ion battery pack mounted on the wall (left) of a garage behind one of the company's electric cars.
Tesla Energy

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 8:50 pm

In an ambitious bid to move beyond the electric car market, Tesla has announced that it will start selling large batteries to let homeowners store electricity. The Powerwall home battery starts at $3,000.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the new batteries Thursday night, in a move that had been both highly anticipated and the subject of much speculation. With a sleek surface and a depth of only about 7 inches, the Powerwall can be mounted on a garage wall or another surface, indoors or outside. It's roughly 4 feet high and 3 feet wide.

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Code Switch
12:45 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Reaction To Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's Remarks

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's prosecutor, announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody.
Alex Brandon AP

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 3:49 pm

Baltimore's lead prosecutor, Marilyn J. Mosby, announced on Friday that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide. Mosby, who took office in January, is charging six city police officers with a range of offenses — including second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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Shots - Health News
12:30 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Urine For A Surprise: Your Pee Might Reveal Your Risk For Obesity

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Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:18 am

You might think it's easy to guess if a person is at risk of becoming overweight or developing diabetes. The behavioral traits are pretty clear – that person might exercise less or eat more. He or she might have high blood pressure, or might have gained weight.

But now there's another place to find evidence of those risk factors: in a person's pee.

Researchers are finding clues about the metabolism in human urine – most recently in more than 2,000 samples kept frozen in the basement of Imperial College, in London.

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The Two-Way
11:51 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Baltimore Mayor: 'No One Is Above The Law In Our City'

Meech Johnson celebrates on Friday, after State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody in Baltimore.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 1:08 pm

"I was sickened and heartbroken by the statement of charges that we heard today, because no one in our city is above the law. Justice must apply to all of us equally."

That's what Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said this afternoon in response to the news that the state's attorney for Baltimore City was bringing charges against six officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray.

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The Two-Way
11:12 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Pillars Of Creation May Be Gone In 'An Eye Blink In Cosmic Time'

This visualisation of the 3-D structure of the Pillars of Creation is based on new observations of the object using the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. The pillars actually consist of several distinct pieces on either side of the star cluster NGC 6611. In this illustration, the relative distance between the pillars along the line of sight is not to scale.
ESO/M. Kornmesser

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 1:58 pm

The Pillars of Creation are arguably the most iconic image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Here's what they look like — in images captured in 1995 and 2014.

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Around the Nation
10:47 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Baltimore Reacts To State Attorney's Announcement Of Charges

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It's All Politics
9:13 am
Fri May 1, 2015

A Rough Week For 2 Potential Presidential Candidates

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley canceled a trip to Europe to try to be part of the solution in Baltimore. That got sidetracked when reporters picked up on comments from city residents who criticized his "tough on crime" policing policies.
Matt Rourke AP

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 2:24 pm

It's been a tough week for a couple of candidates looking to break through on the presidential stage, namely Chris Christie and Martin O'Malley.

First, in New Jersey, David Wildstein, a former Christie ally and former Port Authority official, pleaded guity Friday to charges related to the "Bridgegate" scandal that closed several lanes of traffic to the George Washington Bridge over four days in 2013, ensnaring cars in massive backups.

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Law
9:08 am
Fri May 1, 2015

State's Attorney: Freddie Gray's Death Was A Homicide

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:47 am

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