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5:11pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Asia

He Carried His Mom On His Back For 5 Hours En Route To Medical Care

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 8:57 am

Amar Baramu carried his 70-year-old mother on his back for five hours, then rode with her on a bus for 12 more, to get her to a hospital for the head wound she suffered during the earthquake.
Julie McCarthy NPR

He carried his 70-year-old mother on his back for five hours.

Then he traveled with her by bus for 12 more.

She suffered a severe head injury when the earthquake rumbled through her village of Thumi. He was trying to get her to a hospital in the Gorkha district in northern-central Nepal.

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5:05pm

Thu April 30, 2015
U.S.

Compton's Cowboys Keep The Old West Alive, And Kids Off The Streets

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 7:40 am

Derrick Jennings never goes without his hat, boots or cowboy belt buckle. He wears them so it's clear to people that he's a hardworking cowboy.
Gloria Hillard for NPR

In the middle of a gritty urban landscape in Southern California, some modern-day cowboys are trying — against great odds — to keep a little bit of the Old West alive.

Andrew Hosley gently tightens the bridle on Jade, a chestnut mare. More times than he can count, Jade has given kids in this Compton neighborhood a ride.

"I used to have the same reaction when I was a kid of their age," he says, "watching the guys ride by on horses, and I always wanted to touch 'em, ride 'em."

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4:36pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Sports

Clothing Designer Helps NFL Prospects Suit Up For The Draft

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 7:19 pm

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4:25pm

Thu April 30, 2015
It's All Politics

Why Hillary Clinton Is Just Fine With Bernie Sanders' Candidacy

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 7:19 pm

Bernie Sanders announced his presidential bid Thursday. Though he'll challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, his candidacy could actually help hers.
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders got into the presidential race Thursday, becoming Hillary Clinton's first official challenger for the Democratic nomination. His website has a disclaimer: "Paid for by Bernie not the billionaires."

Although he caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate, he's not a registered Democrat — he's actually the longest-serving independent in congressional history. (There's no rule, by the way, barring candidates who are not registered Democrats from running in the Democratic primary.)

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4:25pm

Thu April 30, 2015
Commentary

The Racially Charged Meaning Behind The Word 'Thug'

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 3:47 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

A certain five-letter word has been used repeatedly over the last few days.

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MAYOR STEPHANIE RAWLINGS-BLAKE: ...The thugs who only want to incite violence...

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