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10:31 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Afghan Landslide: Search For Survivors Ends; Thousands Feared Dead

Afghan villagers pray at the site of a landslide in Abi-Barik Saturday. Rescuers searched in vain for survivors of the disaster, which is feared to have killed more than 2,000 people.
Shah Marai AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 2:28 pm

More than 2,000 people are believed to be dead after a hillside collapsed on part of a remote village in Afghanistan, where rescue attempts have largely been abandoned. Heavy rain prompted the landslide, which enclosed hundreds of houses in more than 30 feet of mud.

The U.N. and relief agencies are working to help more than 4,000 displaced people in Abi-Barik, the village in northeastern Afghanistan's Badakhshan province where the landslide occurred.

The event took place in two stages, the BBC reports:

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Race
10:19 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar On Sterling: 'There's Light Now'

Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar embraces Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson during a news conference on Tuesday after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling from basketball for life.
AP

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 7:46 pm

Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he believes the entire LA Clippers corporate organization is better off now that owner Donald Sterling has lost his standing with the NBA.

Sterling was banned for life from the NBA last week for racist remarks made on a recording released by TMZ Sports. Abdul-Jabbar says the punishment announced by NBA commissioner Adam Silver is wise and just, and has given the team confidence.

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Sports
10:14 am
Sat May 3, 2014

A Black Sheep Crashes The Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby contender California Chrome exercises at Churchill Downs on Thursday in Louisville, Ky.
Jamie Squire Getty Images

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 12:33 pm

The favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby is a flashy red horse with a big white blaze down his face. California Chrome is of humble origin, and he'll be taking on expensive horses with Kentucky bluegrass connections, but he also comes with a lot of quirks that have folks rooting for him.

At age 77, trainer Art Sherman has finally hit the jackpot.

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Sports
9:52 am
Sat May 3, 2014

NBA's Ban On Sterling: Moral Justice Or Smart Business Move?

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 12:33 pm

The NBA's ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling has drawn approval all around. ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that with such heinous remarks, the league may not have had much choice.

Economy
9:52 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Discouraging Numbers Hidden By A Positive Jobs Report

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 12:33 pm

The April jobs report came in much better than expected, though the shrinking labor force leaves some unanswered questions.

Business
9:52 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Apple's Win Settles Samsung's Complaint, Too

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 12:33 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Yesterday a jury handed down a mixed verdict in a patent dispute between Samsung and Apple. Both sides were found to have violated each other's patents, however Apple received most of the damages - over $119 million.

But as NPR's Laura Sydell reports, many experts say the case can be seen as a victory for Samsung and may mark a turn in the international battle between the two smartphone makers.

LAURA SYDELL, BYLINE: When the late Apple CEO and founder, Steve Jobs, introduced the first iPhone, he famously made this remark.

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Europe
9:52 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Monitors Released In Ukraine As Fire Kills Dozens In Odessa

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 12:33 pm

International observers have been freed by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about their release and new military action.

Games & Humor
9:52 am
Sat May 3, 2014

College Chess Turns Out High-Stakes Championships

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 12:33 pm

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Education
9:52 am
Sat May 3, 2014

Gerry Adams' Arrest Calls Educational Privacy Into Question

Originally published on Sun May 4, 2014 10:16 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. This week, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was arrested in connection to a 1972 murder. He has been accused of being behind the crime. There has never been enough evidence to warrant his arrest. But then came what's known as the Belfast Project. Former IRA members gave a series of candid, even confessional, interviews to researchers at Boston College.

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Media
9:52 am
Sat May 3, 2014

'Slate Plus' Offers Readers Inside Access, For A Fee

Originally published on Sat May 3, 2014 12:33 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Since the dawn of digital news, publications have been trying to figure out how to make money. Newspapers and magazines have experimented with paywalls and subscriptions. Few have been successful. Slate, the online magazine, is trying a new way to raise much-needed revenue. They were one of the first to erect a paywall back in 1998, but it didn't work. They had to open up the site to get readers back.

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