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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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Jenner: ‘For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman’

By Christopher Dean Hopkins on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 25, 2015 at 12:04 am

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC’s “20/20″, the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.

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Apprehensions Along Southern Border Drop Dramatically In 2015

By Eyder Peralta on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 25, 2015 at 12:04 am

Apprehensions dropped by 28 percent compared to the same time period last year. Apprehensions of minors also dropped by 50 percent.

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A Most Indelible Ink: A Magazine Printed Using Blood

By Martha Ann Overland on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 8:03 pm

A Lebanese magazine published its latest issue using donated blood to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians.

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#NPRreads: Rube Goldberg Machine’s Dark Origins And Spalding Gray’s Last Days

By Tom Dreisbach on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 8:03 pm

For your weekend reading, our staff also recommends a piece on an HIV outbreak in Austin, Ind.

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Baltimore Police: Freddie Gray Should’ve Gotten Medical Help At Scene Of Arrest

By Eyder Peralta on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Giving an update about how Gray was injured, police said they still have many gaps to fill, but the picture is becoming clearer. Police now know that Gray was never buckled into the police van.

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Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

By Scott Neuman on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

The newly discovered chamber is 4.5 times larger than the shallow reservoir already known and contains enough partially molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times.

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At A Georgia University, Tension Between Free Speech, Patriotism Sparks Protest

By Eyder Peralta on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Hundreds of people showed up at the campus of Valdosta State University to fly American flags, after other protesters desecrated a flag last week.

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‘Bali Nine’ Ringleaders Could Face Indonesian Firing Squad Within Days

By Scott Neuman on April 24th, 2015 | Last updated: April 24, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the heroin-smuggling ring, are expected to be given their execution dates on Saturday. Indonesian law requires they receive 72 hours’ notice.

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