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The Two-Way
9:36 am
Mon May 4, 2015

New British Princess Is Given A Name

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge show their newly-born daughter, their second child, to the media outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in central London on Saturday.
Ben Stansall AFP/Getty Images

The new British princess, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has been given a name:

As we reported, Charlotte was born on May 2, weighing in at 8 lbs 3 oz. She is the the fourth in line to the throne, behind grandfather Prince Charles, dad Prince William and brother Prince George, born in July 2013.

NPR's Ari Shapiro has more from London:

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The Two-Way
6:49 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Announces She's Running For President

Carly Fiorina speaks in Des Moines, Iowa, in January. Fiorina is, so far, the lone Republican woman eying the White House.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, says she will seek the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential contest.

Fiorina made the announcement on Good Morning America and later via a simple tweet.

"I am running for president," Fiorina tweeted.

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Around the Nation
6:22 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Flight Student Takes Plane For A Joyride Over Las Vegas

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:32 am

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The Two-Way
5:51 am
Mon May 4, 2015

U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Aid Earthquake Victims

U.S. Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft arrive Sunday at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Runway damage had forced Nepali authorities to close the main airport to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake.
Niranjan Shrestha AP

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 9:35 am

United States Marines have arrived in Nepal, where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake late last month killed more than 7,000 people.

Reporting from Katmandu, NPR's Julie McCarthy says that Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, the commanding general of the III Marine Expeditionary Brigade stationed in Okinawa, Japan, tells her the Marines came with four Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft that should make it much easier to reach remote areas.

At this point, Kennedy said, the rescue phase of the operation is coming to an end so this mission will be mostly about providing aide.

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Asia
5:04 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Exam-Stressed Students Enter Sleeping Contest

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:32 am

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