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7.8 Earthquake Hits Capital City Of Nepal, Death Toll Exceeds 1,500

With a population of 700,000, the earthquake has left the capital city of Kathmandu in rubbles with many still feared trapped and missing

LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – April 25-27, 2015

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White House correspondents enjoy their yearly gala on Saturday, the world’s least happy nation votes for its president and a major EU-Ukraine summit begins Monday.

Holder Bids Farewell

“This is something that has meant the world to me, it has helped define me as an individual and as a lawyer, as a man,” Holder said in his farewell speech.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 24, 2015

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The White House explains its drone policy after the death of two hostages in Pakistan and the latest World Happiness Report reveals the stark impact of the Great Recession.

Statue Of Liberty Evacuated

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The monument was evacuated after a reported suspicious package was discovered on the grounds.

A Century Later, White House Will Not Call Armenian Murders “Genocide”

A 1947 photo of the original United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.  UN Photo.

“I know there are some who are hoping to hear different language this year and we understand their perspective,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz said.