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Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

By Scott Neuman on April 26th, 2015 | Last updated: April 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm

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.”

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2 Dead, 5 Missing After Sudden Squall Hits Alabama Sailing Regatta

By Scott Neuman on April 26th, 2015 | Last updated: April 26, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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.

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Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

By Scott Neuman on April 26th, 2015 | Last updated: April 26, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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

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High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest

By Scott Neuman on April 26th, 2015 | Last updated: April 26, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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.

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Powerful Aftershock Jars Kathmandu; Nepal Quake Toll Rises

By L. Carol Ritchie on April 26th, 2015 | Last updated: April 26, 2015 at 3:07 pm

A magnitude-6.7 aftershock rumbled the Nepalese capital and sent people running for open ground Sunday morning.

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After Baltimore March, Clashes Between Protesters, Police

By Scott Neuman on April 25th, 2015 | Last updated: April 25, 2015 at 10:04 pm

People gathered in the city’s streets in support of Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining a fatal spinal cord injury during or after his arrest. Later, protests took a violent turn at Camden Yards.

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Indonesia Sets Executions For 3 ‘Bali Nine’ Drug-Smugglers

By Scott Neuman on April 25th, 2015 | Last updated: April 25, 2015 at 4:04 pm

At least three members of the trafficking ring — two Australians seen as ringleaders and a Filipina maid who acted as a “mule” — have been informed that their execution by firing squad is imminent.

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On Everest, Quake-Triggered Avalanche Leaves Death, Chaos

By Scott Neuman on April 25th, 2015 | Last updated: April 26, 2015 at 3:03 am

Early reports are that at least eight climbers and/or Sherpas have been killed at Everest Base Camp. Others are trapped higher up on the world’s tallest peak.

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There’s A Sad Reason ‘Migrants,’ Not ‘Immigrants,’ Is The Word Being Used

By Mark Memmott on April 25th, 2015 | Last updated: April 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.

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1,400 Confirmed Dead In Nepal After Powerful Earthquake

By Scott Neuman on April 25th, 2015 | Last updated: April 26, 2015 at 9:04 am

The magnitude-7.8 temblor hit north of the capital Katmandu, toppling buildings in the capital. Dozens were also killed in neighboring India, China and Bangladesh.

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