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Scott Neuman

Scott Neuman works as a Digital News writer and editor, handling breaking news and feature stories for NPR.org. Occasionally he can be heard on-air reporting on stories for Newscasts and has done several radio features since he joined NPR in April 2007, as an editor on the Continuous News Desk.

Neuman brings to NPR years of experience as an editor and reporter at a variety of news organizations and based all over the world. For three years in Bangkok, Thailand, he served as an Associated Press Asia-Pacific desk editor. From 2000-2004, Neuman worked as a Hong Kong-based Asia editor and correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. He spent the previous two years as the international desk editor at the AP, while living in New York.

As the United Press International's New Delhi-based correspondent and bureau chief, Neuman covered South Asia from 1995-1997. He worked for two years before that as a freelance radio reporter in India, filing stories for NPR, PRI and the Canadian Broadcasting System. In 1991, Neuman was a reporter at NPR Member station WILL in Champaign-Urbana, IL. He started his career working for two years as the operations director and classical music host at NPR member station WNIU/WNIJ in DeKalb/Rockford, IL.

Reporting from Pakistan immediately following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Neuman was part of the team that earned the Pulitzer Prize awarded to The Wall Street Journal for overall coverage of 9/11 and the aftermath. Neuman shared in several awards won by AP for coverage of the December 2004 Asian tsunami.

A graduate from Purdue University, Neuman earned a Bachelor's degree in communications and electronic journalism.

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9:09am

Sun May 3, 2015
The Two-Way

101-Year-Old Man Among Quake Survivors Found In Nepal

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 3:05 pm

A boy crawls into the ruins of a collapsed building to look for usable things in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, on Sunday. Officials say they have found three survivors in the rubble a full week after a powerful earthquake.
Kyodo/Landov

Rescue workers digging through the rubble in Nepal have discovered three survivors — including a man thought to be 101 — a week after a powerful earthquake leveled buildings in the South Asian country, killing more than 7,000.

NPR's Russell Lewis reports from Kathmandu: "The man was found alive in the rubble of his home northwest of the capital Kathmandu. He only had minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for observation. Rescuers found him on the same day that Nepali officials ruled out finding any more survivors from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake."

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6:55am

Sun May 3, 2015
The Two-Way

A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 1:09 pm

Leg 5 from New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil aboard aboard Team SCA in March.
Anna-Lena Elled /Team SCA

What's the worst thing about sailing through the fierce winds and mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean?

"Just being freezing cold," says Sara Hastreiter, a 30-year-old native of Wyoming who is crewing on the first all-women Volvo Ocean Race team since 2001. The eight-month around-the-world event, sailed in stages, set off from Spain in October.

"Getting out of your bunk when you're just violently shivering. That's really tough," she says of the remote stretch of water that circles Antarctica.

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2:55pm

Sat May 2, 2015
The Two-Way

Mayweather Outboxes Pacquiao In A Unanimous Decision

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 1:12 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates the unanimous decision victory during the welterweight unification championship bout on Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Al Bello Getty

Updated at 1:50 a.m. EDT Sunday: Mayweather wins

Floyd Mayweather Jr.maintained his unbeaten record with a unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquaio in their unified welterweight megabout in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The 38-year-old American made a surprisingly strong start, then withstood some aggressive counter-punching by the Filipino southpaw in the later rounds as he improved his career record to 48-0.

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12:25pm

Sat May 2, 2015
The Two-Way

30 Graves, Thought To Be Burmese Migrants, Found In Thailand

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 12:59 pm

Thai policemen measure shallow graves in Songkhla province in southern Thailand on Saturday. Authorities say the 30 or so gravesites appear to contain remains of illegal migrants from neighboring Myanmar.
Sumeth Panpetch AP

At least 30 gravesites have been uncovered in a mountainous area of southern Thailand — many containing remains thought to be migrants from neighboring Myanmar, says Michael Sullivan, reporting from Thailand for NPR.

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9:58am

Sat May 2, 2015
The Two-Way

Death Toll In Nepal Crosses 6,800

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 1:01 pm

A Nepali woman cries as she participates in a candlelight vigil for victims of last week's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Saturday.
Niranjan Shrestha AP

Authorities in Nepal now say the number of dead from a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the South Asian country a week ago has risen to 6,841, as rescue workers recover more bodies from the wreckage. More than 14,000 are reported injured.

NPR's Russell Lewis, reporting from Kathmandu, says thousands are still missing and some 130,000 homes and buildings have been destroyed and another 10,000 buildings have been demolished, according to the government.

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