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Monthly Archives: April 2015

4-month-old baby among Nepal’s remarkable tales of survival

Survivor Rishi Khanal is carried on a stretcher after being freed by French rescuers. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) Crowds cheered as he was carried away on a stretcher, dazed and dusty. He had been trapped under the collapsed debris of a seven-storey building. Nepalese rescuers, supported by an American disaster response team, had been working for hours to…

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“Hard Earned” From Kartemquin Films Premieres Sunday

Our friends at Kartemquin Films, the wonderful people behind “Hoop Dreams”, “The Interrupters”, and “Life Itself” sent over the brand new preview for their latest effort, “Hard Earned”, which premieres on Al Jazeera America on Sunday May 3rd at 10pm EST. The official synopsis: “Hard Earned,” produced by the Emmy and Peabody-winning documentary production team…

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Freddie Gray’s spinal injury caused by head hitting back of police van, ABC reports

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL football player Ray Lewis hugs 17-year-old Azariah Bratton-Bey Jr., a senior running back on Frederick Douglass High’s football team. The players visited two schools in downtown Baltimore in an effort to quell tensions caused by riots that ravaged the city. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/Associated Press) “I understand the frustration; I understand…

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