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In An Empty Camden Yards, Orioles Beat White Sox 8-2

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:15am

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-to-2 Wednesday afternoon, but the roar of the crowd played no part in the victory. That's because the game was played in a nearly empty stadium. Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep explain why.

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With Only One Runway, Kathmandu's Airport Hinders Earthquake Relief

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:15am

There's gridlock at Nepal's international airport. That has complicated efforts to get goods and supplies into the country after Saturday's earthquake.

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Bipartisan Measure Would Protect Juveniles In The Justice System

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:15am

Senators Charles Grassley and Sheldon Whitehouse will introduce bipartisan legislation to increase funding and overhaul a federal law that's designed to protect juveniles.

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Pacquiao's Fans Are Confident His Hard Work Will Pay Off Against Mayweather

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:15am

In the lead-up to Saturday's mega-bout between premier boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao is widely viewed as "the good guy." It's a role the Filipino boxer knows well.

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Israel Criticized For Leaving Pregnant Surrogates In Nepal

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:15am

Israel evacuated 26 newborns from Nepal but left behind about 100 pregnant women — surrogates, carrying the babies for Israeli parents. Renee Montagne talks to Debra Kamin, a journalist in Tel Aviv.

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Ruling: Judicial Candidates Can't Personally Solicit Campaign Funds

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:15am

The Supreme Court upheld a Florida ban on elected judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's four liberal justices.

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'Baltimore Sun' Probe Exposes 'Disturbing Pattern' Of Police Brutality

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:15am

Renee Montagne talks to Mark Puentes, of The Baltimore Sun, whose investigation revealed the city paid about $5.7 million over 4 years to settle suits from citizens accusing police of excessive force.

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Baltimore Unrest Reveals Tensions Between African-Americans And Asians

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:15am

In West Baltimore's Sandtown neighborhood, Asian immigrant shopkeepers cleaned up the damage caused by rioters. Also in need of repair: their relationship with their African-American customers.

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Looting And Rioting? First Responders Remember 1968

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 4:10am

Some first responders are dealing with looting and burning in Baltimore for the first time. But Michel Martin asks whether there's a familiarity for those who were on duty during the riots in 1968.

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Saudi King Salman Reshuffles Line Of Succession

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 3:42am

Saudi Arabia's King Salman shook up the monarchy on Wednesday. According to a royal decree, the king's nephew takes over as crown prince, and the king's young son becomes deputy crown prince.

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The Frightened Vietnamese Kid Who Became A U.S. Army General

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:25am

Forty years ago, Viet Luong was a 9-year-old Vietnamese boy fleeing Saigon with his family. Today he's the first Vietnamese-American general in the U.S. Army and is helping train the Afghan military.

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Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Founder: Monument Almost Never Got Built

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:24am

Jan Scruggs commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end to the Vietnam War with a walk along the memorial he pioneered building.

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Learning About The Quran ... From A Catholic Archbishop

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 2:23am

As a young priest, Michael Fitzgerald studied Islam and served the Vatican in Muslim countries. Devoted to promoting Catholic-Muslim understanding, he's now teaching Jesuit students about the Quran.

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Seeking Presidency, 'Socialist' Sanders Looks To Elevate Less-Talked About Issues

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 7:51pm

Bernie Sanders, the liberal senator from Vermont, will try to be more than a fringe presidential candidate. He's aiming to elevate the issue of income inequality on the national stage.

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Thrown Mango Bonks Venezuela's President In The Head

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 6:33am

Inscribed on the mango was a message. A woman wanted help finding an apartment. Instead of having her arrested, President Nicolas Maduro rectified her housing problems.

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Jack Ely, Known For 'Louie Louie,' Dies At 71

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 6:26am

The singing by the former Kingsmen's was so hard to understand, the FBI conducted an investigation into whether the lyrics were obscene. The FBI concluded: unintelligible at any speed.

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4 American Hikers Were In Nepal When Quake Hit

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 4:03am

Among those caught up by Nepal's devastating earthquake, were hundreds of tourists. This included four hikers from South California, who were trapped in a small mountain village. Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report.

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High Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Gay-Marriage Ban

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 4:03am

For two and a half hours on Tuesday, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court sparred, skewered, and probed the legal arguments on gay marriage. But at the end of a tumultuous day that included a protestor being hauled out of the courtroom, there still was no certainty about the outcome.

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Residents Disappointed At How Rioters Tore Up Baltimore

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 4:03am

Baltimore is a usually friendly city, where strangers are often addressed as "hon."It's also where stores were looted and cars burned following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray. His lawyer says Gray sustained a spinal injury during his arrest by Baltimore police. Steve Inskeep traveled to Charm City as the affected neighborhoods were being cleaned up.

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Nepalese In Worst-Hit Areas See Devastating Destruction

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 4:03am

In Nepal, the death toll from this weekend's earthquake has climb to more than 5,000. In the mountains outside Kathmandu, little aid has reached the victims.

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