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LOOK: Historic Nepal Sites Before And After The Quake

The human toll of the weekend disaster is overwhelming, but the temblor also damaged some of Kathmandu's most historic structures.
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With The U.S. In The Background, Afghan Commandos Step It Up

With fighting expected to pick up this spring, Afghanistan's security is heavily dependent on elite forces like the commandos. NPR's Tom Bowman profiles the top enlisted man.
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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."
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Leave The Selfie Sticks At Home, Wimbledon Says

Taking the same stance as the Kentucky Derby and major music festivals, the All England Lawn Tennis Club reportedly cited the devices' "nuisance value."
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More Than 4,000 Dead In Nepal As Earthquake Toll Rises

Aftershocks are rattling survivors' nerves and making the recovery even more challenging. In one district, 400,000 people were affected by the quake and more than 4,000 homes are now unsafe.
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In Nepal, Aftershocks Keep People Fearful And Out Of Their Homes

Aftershocks don't seem to be letting up following Saturday's major earthquake in Nepal. Thousands are dead. We report on what things look like at one of the country's most celebrated heritage sites.
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Humanitarian Groups Arrive In Nepal To Help With Earthquake Aftermath

The death toll continues to climb after an earthquake hit the small Himalayan nation of Nepal on Saturday. Renee Montagne talks Phil Ewert of the aid agency World Vision.
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For Japan's Prime Minister, U.S. Visit A Chance To Elevate Image

Shinzo Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement and make a historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his weeklong visit.
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Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide

A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.
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South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks 'Vile,' Says Zulu King Accused Of Inciting Them

Recent attacks against immigrants have reportedly caused at least seven deaths in the country. Accused of incendiary remarks, Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini says his comments were taken out of context.

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