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Mon May 4, 2015
The Two-Way

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces She's Running For President

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 11:02 am

Carly Fiorina speaks in Des Moines, Iowa, in January. So far, Fiorina is the lone notable Republican woman eyeing the White House.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, says she will seek the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential contest.

Fiorina made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America and later via a simple tweet.

"I am running for president," Fiorina tweeted.

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7:03am

Mon May 4, 2015
Around the Nation

Flight Student Takes Plane For A Joyride Over Las Vegas

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:32 am

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6:51am

Mon May 4, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Aid Earthquake Victims

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 10:35 am

U.S. Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft arrive Sunday at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Runway damage had forced Nepali authorities to close the main airport to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake.
Niranjan Shrestha AP

United States Marines have arrived in Nepal, where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake late last month killed more than 7,000 people.

Reporting from Katmandu, NPR's Julie McCarthy says that Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, the commanding general of the III Marine Expeditionary Brigade stationed in Okinawa, Japan, tells her the Marines came with four Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that should make it much easier to reach remote areas.

At this point, Kennedy said, the rescue phase of the operation is coming to an end so this mission will be mostly about providing aide.

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6:28am

Mon May 4, 2015
Africa

Kenya Threatens Again To Close Dadaab, World's Largest Refugee Camp

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:32 am

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6:04am

Mon May 4, 2015
Asia

Exam-Stressed Students Enter Sleeping Contest

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:32 am

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5:04am

Mon May 4, 2015
NPR Story

After Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout, Fans Evaluate Boxing

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 2:02 pm

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5:04am

Mon May 4, 2015
Politics

Beyond Quid Pro Quo: What Counts As Political Corruption?

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 4:38 pm

Can candidates courting billionaires count as corruption, even if there are no explicit strings attached? Some activists see the campaign contributions of the super-rich as a problem, regardless of whether "quid pro quo" deals are made. Here, activists protest the political influence of the wealthy Koch Brothers near David Koch's Manhattan apartment on June 5, 2014.
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The presidential hopefuls haven't spent much time so far with voters. Instead, they've committed many days to courting the millionaires and billionaires who can fuel a White House bid. And at the same time, activists on the left and right are seeking to redefine political corruption, which they believe this is.

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5:04am

Mon May 4, 2015
NPR Story

More Republicans To Jump Into GOP Presidential Mix

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:32 am

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5:04am

Mon May 4, 2015
Shots - Health News

Sepsis, A Wily Killer, Stymies Doctors' Efforts To Tame It

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 4:37 pm

Bob Skierski at the beach in Avalon, N.J., just hours before he fell ill and went to the hospital. He never went home.
Courtesy of Jennifer Rodgers

If you ran down the list of ailments that most commonly kill Americans, chances are you wouldn't think to name sepsis. But this condition, sometimes called blood poisoning, is in fact one of the most common causes of death in the hospital, killing more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

Jennifer Rodgers learned about sepsis the way many people do — through personal experience.

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4:48am

Mon May 4, 2015
Planet Money

Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 4:28 pm

Where you grow up matters.
Quoctrung Bui/NPR

In two new studies, Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues found that where poor kids grow up has a huge effect on how much money they earn as adults.

In one study, families living in public housing were randomly selected to be eligible for housing vouchers that required them to move to low poverty neighborhoods. Kids whose families received the vouchers grew up to earn significantly more than those whose families remained in public housing.

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3:23am

Mon May 4, 2015
Parallels

A Novel Dutch Lawsuit Demands Government Cut Carbon Emissions

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 1:28 pm

Much of the Netherlands is below sea level, including Amsterdam. Urgenda argues that any rise in the sea level could have a huge impact on the country.
Ari Shapiro NPR

A lawsuit in the Netherlands is taking an unusual approach to climate change. So unusual, in fact, that experts around the world are watching it closely, wondering whether it might spark a major shift in environmentalists' efforts to limit carbon emissions.

If that happens, it won't be the first time that Marjam Minnesma has turned the status quo on its head.

She's founder and director of a Dutch environmental organization called Urgenda, an abbreviation for "urgent agenda."

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3:22am

Mon May 4, 2015
Photography

A Landscape Of Abundance Becomes A Landscape Of Scarcity

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 11:44 am

Courtesy of Matt Black

Photographer Matt Black grew up in California's Central Valley. He has dedicated his life to documenting the area's small towns and farmers.

Last year, he says he realized what had been a mild drought was now severe. It had simply stopped raining.

"It was kind of a daily surreal thing to walk outside," Black says.

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3:03am

Mon May 4, 2015
Shots - Health News

A Woman Uses Art To Come To Terms With Her Father's Death

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 3:24 pm

Of I Wish You the Sunshine of Tomorrow, Rodgers says: "The ICU room my dad was in on the day he died had yellow walls. Every time we visited him we had to wear hospital gowns that were a bright yellow. [It] was a recurring color in that whole time frame of my life."
Courtesy of Jennifer Rodgers

A month after her father died of sepsis, Jennifer Rodgers began creating maps.

She took a large piece of paper, splattered it with black paint and then tore it into pieces. Then she began to draw: short black lines mimic the steps she walked in the hospital hallway during her father's hospitalization.

"It was a physical release of emotion for me," she says.

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6:52pm

Sun May 3, 2015
All Tech Considered

The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 9:37 am

ResearchKit, presented by Apple's Jeff Williams in March, enables app creation to aid medical research.
Eric Risberg AP

Most of the tech buzz these days has centered on the new Apple Watch — including on the potential for health-related apps. Less attention has been given to Apple's ResearchKit, an open-source mobile software platform released in March.

But the medical world is paying attention.

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6:20pm

Sun May 3, 2015
Asia

In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 8:46 pm

Buddhist monks recover a statue of a Buddhist deity from a monastery at Swayambhunath.
Niranjan Shrestha AP

Swayambhunath — also known as the Monkey Temple, for its holy, furry dwellers that swing from the rosewood trees — is one of the oldest and most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus as well as Buddhists. It was also one of the worst damaged by last month's earthquake.

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