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3:21 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

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.
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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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The Two-Way
1:20 pm
Sun April 26, 2015

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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The Two-Way
10:50 am
Sun April 26, 2015

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

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

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

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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The Two-Way
10:05 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Eliud Kipchoge Edges Out Fellow Kenyans To Win London Marathon

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

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

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.

ESPN writes:

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The Two-Way
9:13 am
Sun April 26, 2015

High-Altitude Rescue Underway On Everest

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

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

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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NPR Ed
8:03 am
Sun April 26, 2015

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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Asia
7:54 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Kathmandu In Chaos After Massive Saturday Earthquake

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

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7:51 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Baltimore Protests Turn Violent

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

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Asia
7:51 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Everest Climbers Hit By Deadly Snow, Rock After Nepal Quake

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

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Middle East
7:51 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Pakistani Activists Mourn Slain Bookstore Owner

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

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Race
7:51 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

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

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News
7:34 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Home of 'Best' Smoked Meat Sandwich

For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for a Canadian city that is home to some of the world's best smoked-meat sandwiches.

In fact, smoked meat may be to this city what deep dish pizza or the cheese steak is to Philadelphia.

Locals in this city, which we want you to name, consider their beef brisket served up on rye bread with a schmear of mustard, just about perfect.

And the best place to sample this fare is at Schwartz's, the oldest deli in Canada, on Saint-Laurent Blvd.

Montreal is the answer to the Geo Quiz.

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The Salt
7:03 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

The government of Peru is partnering with culinary stars — like celebrity chef Gaston Acurio, shown here in his restaurant Astrid & Gaston in Lima in 2014 — to promote Peruvian cuisine around the world.
Ernesto Benavides AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 2:47 pm

Danny Kou, the executive chef at La Mar, an upscale Peruvian restaurant in San Francisco, says it's a good time to be him.

Kou moved from Lima to the United States when he was 21. It was 2001, and back then, Peruvian cuisine was still unfamiliar in North America.

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Shots - Health News
5:36 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize?

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Poor old Dr. Krebs. His painstaking Nobel-winning work on cellular metabolism, called the Krebs cycle, has made him the symbol for what's ailing medical education.

"Why do I need to know this stuff?" medical students ask me.

"How many times have you used the Krebs Cycle lately?" senior doctors jokingly reminisce.

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The Two-Way
5:07 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Powerful Aftershock Jars Kathmandu; Nepal Quake Toll Rises

Rescue team personnel carry an injured person towards a waiting rescue helicopter at Everest Base Camp on Sunday.
Roberto Schmidt AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 3:36 pm

Updated at 3:25 p.m. ET

A magnitude-6.7 aftershock rumbled Kathmandu and sent people running for open ground Sunday morning, a day after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake ravaged Nepal and the region as the death toll from the disaster topped 2,500.

NPR's Julie McCarthy, reporting from the capital, described the scene on Weekend Edition Sunday:

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