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5:27pm

Sun April 26, 2015
World

Malta's Coast Guard Rescues Migrants — And Feels The Strain

Soldiers in Malta carry coffins during a funeral service for 24 migrants who drowned while trying to reach southern Italy.
Alessandra Tarantino AP

This week, the bodies of 24 unidentified migrants were laid to rest in Malta, the European island nation in the Mediterranean Sea. They were among more than 800 people who lost their lives last weekend off the coast of Libya when their ship capsized as they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach a better life.

Lieutenant Keith Caruana of the Armed Forces of Malta spoke with NPR's Arun Rath about the situation in the Mediterranean — and the toll it has taken on rescuers after more than a decade of trying to save the lives of desperate people seeking safety.

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5:27pm

Sun April 26, 2015
Sports

How Will 'Off-The-Field' Issues Affect Jameis Winston's NFL Prospects?

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5:27pm

Sun April 26, 2015
U.S.

As California's Economy Reels From Drought, At Least One Industry Is Doing Fine

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5:27pm

Sun April 26, 2015
Asia

Nepal, A Day After The Earthquake

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3:21pm

Sun April 26, 2015
The Two-Way

Putin: 'No Regrets' Over Crimea Annexation

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a celebration to mark the first anniversary of Crimea's incorporation into Russia, in Moscow, on March 18.
Xinhua Xinhua/Landov

In a new documentary in Russia, President Vladimir Putin says that the annexation of Crimea just over a year ago was justified and righted a historical wrong.

In the film titled The President, Putin denies that the importance of the Black Sea peninsula is not strategic. "It's because this has elements of historical justice. I believe we did the right thing and I don't regret anything," he says, according to RIA news agency.

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1:20pm

Sun April 26, 2015
The Two-Way

Baltimore Police: 34 Arrested In Freddie Gray Protest

Police carry a detained man to a waiting police van after a march to City Hall for Freddie Gray, on Saturday. Authorities say 34 people were arrested in the protest over Gray, who died in police custody last week.
Alex Brandon AP

Police in Baltimore say that 34 people were arrested and six police officers received "minor injuries" in protests Saturday afternoon and evening over the death in custody of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man.

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10:50am

Sun April 26, 2015
The Two-Way

2 Dead, 5 Missing After Sudden Squall Hits Alabama Sailing Regatta

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 2:56 pm

Regatta participant Robert Luiten of Mobile, Ala., right, rejoices on learning that his son, Leonard Luiten, was found after their boat capsized in a storm on Saturday, in Dauphin Island, Ala. The Coast Guard is still searching for five missing sailors.
Mike Kittrell AL.COM/Landov

Updated at 1:20 p.m. ET

At least two people are dead and five others missing after a powerful storm swept through a race regatta in Alabama's Mobile Bay, capsizing sailboats.

Ideal race conditions suddenly turned Saturday afternoon, when winds quickly went from 15 knots to 50 knots, generating waves as high as 10 feet along the 18-mile course.

One body was plucked from the water Saturday night and another today as a Coast Guard search continued for five sailors still unaccounted for, The Associated Press quoted Petty Officer Carlos Vega as saying.

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10:05am

Sun April 26, 2015
The Two-Way

Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 2:57 pm

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge (left) celebrates winning the London Marathon next to runner-up and last year's winner Wilson Kipsang, also of Kenya, on Sunday.
Facundo Arrozabalaga EPA/Landov

In his first London Marathon win, Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge edged past his countryman and defending champ Wilson Kipsang to win the distance race by five seconds, with a final time of 2:04:47. Fellow Kenyans, including the world-record holder, rounded out the third and fourth spots.

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8:52am

Sun April 26, 2015
The Two-Way

High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 2:59 pm

People approach the scene after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake swept across Everest Base Camp, Nepal on Saturday. At least 17 people have been killed on the mountain.
Azim Afif AP

Following a powerful quake that has killed more than 2,000 people in Nepal, a high-altitude effort is underway on the slopes of the world's highest peak to rescue trapped climbers and recover the bodies of those killed when the temblor triggered a massive avalanche that swept base camp.

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8:03am

Sun April 26, 2015
NPR Ed

What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

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"Welcome to Iowa State University. May I take your paper, please?"

A bill circulating in the Iowa state Senate would rate professors' performance based on student evaluations. Just student evaluations.

Low-rated professors would be automatically fired — no tenure, no appeals.

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7:54am

Sun April 26, 2015
Asia

Kathmandu In Chaos After Massive Saturday Earthquake

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 2:42 pm

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7:51am

Sun April 26, 2015
Race

Baltimore Protests Turn Violent

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 10:47 am

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7:51am

Sun April 26, 2015
Asia

Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 2:33 pm

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7:51am

Sun April 26, 2015
Middle East

Pakistani Activists Mourn Slain Bookstore Owner

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 10:47 am

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7:51am

Sun April 26, 2015
Race

Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 10:47 am

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