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The Two-Way
10:25 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Russia Tries To Regain Control Of Space Capsule

A Russian launch vehicle carrying the Progress M-27M cargo ship lifts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday. Fears mounted Wednesday that the unmanned cargo capsule was lost and may plunge back to Earth as ground control failed to gain control of the orbiting ship for a second day in a row.
Roscosmos EPA /Landov

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 11:49 am

Russia's space agency is trying to save an unmanned cargo ship that spun out of control on its way to the International Space Station.

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The Two-Way
8:38 am
Wed April 29, 2015

In Nepal, A Flood Of People Leave Capital To Return Home

A young girl sits on her luggage as she waits in a long line with her family, hoping to board buses provided by the government to return to their homes outside Kathmandu.
Diego Azubel EPA /LANDOV

Several days after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, officials are using helicopters to ferry aid to remote areas — and thousands of people are leaving Kathmandu, where many had sought refuge. Rescue crews are still working to help survivors of the 7.8-magnitude quake.

Reporting from the district of Gorkha, the epicenter of Saturday's tremor, NPR's Julie McCarthy says, "When we arrived last night, you could feel the ground shaking constantly. It felt like Jello, and it lasted through the evening."

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Politics
5:33 am
Wed April 29, 2015

GOP Measure Would Make It Harder For Obama To Empty Guantanamo

The entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay detention center at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, in a photograph taken in 2014.
Ben Fox AP

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 5:21 pm

All presidencies begin with promises. One of the first ones President Obama made was to shut down the stockade holding enemy combatants at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba.

More than six years later, that promise has yet to be fulfilled. And the Republican-controlled Congress is moving to make it even harder to actually empty Guantanamo.

At the prison camp, walking alongside the high outer walls of Guantanamo's detainee lock-ups, Navy spokesman Capt. Tom Gresback gestures to the west.

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Nepalis In Worst-Hit Areas Suffer Through Devastating Destruction

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Searing Memories Of Nazi Germany's First Concentration Camp

People stand beside the entrance gate of the former concentration camp in Dachau, southern Germany, on Wednesday. Dachau was opened in 1933, less than two months after Adolf Hitler became German chancellor, to house political prisoners. This week marks 70 years since U.S. forces liberated the camp.
Christof Stache AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 6:43 pm

American troops liberated Dachau concentration camp 70 years ago Wednesday. Scores of survivors and World War II veterans are gathering there to commemorate the event, the biggest ceremony of which will be on Sunday.

Located in a wooded patch north of Munich, Dachau opened in 1933 as the Nazis' first concentration camp, not long after Adolf Hitler came to power.

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NPR Story
5:03 am
Wed April 29, 2015

4 Americans Were Hiking In Nepal When Quake Hit

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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U.S.
3:53 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Earthquake Jolts Seattle's Nepalese-American Community Into Action

Members of the Nepalese community gather for a vigil and prayer service at a Hindu temple near Seattle.
Liz Jones KUOW

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

Nepalese communities across the U.S. are mourning the loss in their home country from last weekend's earthquake. Officials in Nepal now estimate the number of people killed in the disaster stands at more than 4,000.

In the Seattle area, prayer bells ring out at a Hindu temple. Hundreds of heads bow. A boy in a turquoise sweater peeks through his folded hands. A husband and wife comfort each other, their eyes red from crying.

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Back At Base
3:51 am
Wed April 29, 2015

40 Years After The Vietnam War, Families Still Search For Answers

Since 2004, Elaine Zimmer Davis has been on a quest to locate and bring home the remains of her first husband, Marine Capt. Jerry Zimmer, who went missing after a fiery plane crash during the Vietnam War.
Katie Schoolov KPBS

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 11:25 am

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The Two-Way
8:03 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Nigerian Military Rescues 200 Girls From Boko Haram

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 11:29 am

Nigeria's military said Wednesday it rescued 200 girls and 93 women in an operation against Boko Haram militants in the Sambisa Forest.

The Nigerian Armed Forces said it could not confirm whether the girls were the same as those kidnapped in Chibok last year, but The Associated Press quoted army spokesman Col. Sani Usman as saying these were different girls.

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Book News & Features
7:53 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Graphic Novel About Holocaust 'Maus' Banned In Russia For Its Cover

Cartoonist Art Spiegelman attends the French Institute Alliance Francaise's "After Charlie: What's Next for Art, Satire and Censorship" at Florence Gould Hall on Feb. 19 in New York City.
Mark Sagliocco Getty Images

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 12:17 pm

Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, Maus, has some very memorable cover art. It pictures a pair of mice — representing Jews — huddling beneath a cat-like caricature of Adolf Hitler. Behind the feline Hitler is a large swastika.

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