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Today's Stories April 27, 2015

Death Toll After Earthquake Passes 4,000 As Aid Arrives

The death toll in Nepal continues to climb two days after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated much of the country.

Thousands Attend Funeral For Baltimore's Freddie Gray

The 25-year-old's death days after an arrest by police left him with severe spinal injuries has sparked outrage and protests in Baltimore and across the nation.

Japanese PM Visits U.S. To Talk Security With Obama

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese leader to address a joint session of Congress.

Storm Capsizes Boats During Regatta In Alabama

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Loretta Lynch Sworn In As New U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to serve in that role.

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'Tension Rising' In Nepal, Says Aid Worker

An aid worker with Save the Children estimates that 1 million Nepalese children are in need of help following Saturday's devastating earthquake.

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Transgender Scholar Reacts To Bruce Jenner Interview

Jennifer Finney Boylan, a noted English professor who is transgender, shares her reaction to Bruce Jenner's announcement.

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Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage To Be Heard By Supreme Court

The cases are from four states with gay marriage bans.

12:52 PM EDT Comment

What Corinthian Closures Tell Us About For-Profit Colleges

We dive into the controversies surrounding for-profit higher education institutions in America.

1:06 PM EDT Comment

Aid Arriving In Nepal, Search And Rescue Teams Struggle To Reach Remote Villages

Search and rescue teams are struggling to reach the more remote villages closer to the earthquake's epicenter.

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Kountry Kitchen, Soul Food At The Doorstep Of Indianapolis History

Kountry Kitchen owner Isaac Wilson was there when Robert F. Kennedy announce that Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot and killed.

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Refugee Or Recruit: Will Fewer Cuban Players Join The MLB As Politics Change?

Some people are growing concerned that fewer Cuban players will join the MLB as relations warm between the U.S. and Cuba.

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Business School Dean Says Profit Isn't Everything

Alison Davis-Blake says that millennial entrepreneurs aren't just focused on profit. They also want purpose.

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New Rules Make It Harder To Apply For Reverse Mortgages

Starting today, the Federal Housing Administration is imposing new rules related to reverse mortgage applications.

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Former GOP Senate Leader On Washington: ‘There’s Very Little Middle’

Partisan division in Congress is not new, but former Senator Trent Lott says "it used to have a big center – it was purple."

April 20 7 Comments

75-Year-Old Figure Skater Won’t Let Stroke Stop Her

Patricia McNamara started skating in her late 40s, and says it's helped her recover from breast cancer and a stroke.

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University Of Oklahoma’s New Diversity Chief: ‘We Can Do Better’

Former Oklahoma state senator Jabar Shumate will join the OU faculty in June. He shares his plan for increasing diversity.

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An Alliance Between Circuses A World Apart

The new documentary "Circus Without Borders" tells the story of an improbable friendship between an Inuit and African circus.

April 17 3 Comments

22,000 Miles Later, Adventurer Prepares For 3,000-Mile Solo Row Across Atlantic

Sarah Outen, 29, began her self-propelled round-the-world voyage in 2011 in London. The final leg would make history.

April 17 7 Comments

Interior Secretary On Parks, Funding And Polarization In Washington

Sally Jewell, who oversees agencies including the National Park Service, discusses some of the efforts underway, and biggest challenges.

April 16 10 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

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‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.

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April 23 12 Comments

Iconic Images From Rock And Roll Photographer Henry Diltz

Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Doors, the Eagles, all became his friends and subjects.

April 23 25 Comments

Police Shooting Of Tamir Rice Still An Open Wound In Cleveland

Five months after the 12-year-old was shot, Peter O'Dowd visits the neighborhood and speaks with Tamir's mother.

April 22 6 Comments

Saving Food Scraps From The Trash To Make Better Meals

Are you throwing away your broccoli stems and peach pits? Food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone says don't.

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Photographing Armenian Lives Around the World

Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian started the Armenian Diaspora Project to explore what it means to be Armenian.