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4:36 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Would Doctors Be Better If They Didn't Have To Memorize?

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Poor old Dr. Krebs. His painstaking Nobel-winning work on cellular metabolism, called the Krebs cycle, has made him the symbol for what's ailing medical education.

"Why do I need to know this stuff?" medical students ask me.

"How many times have you used the Krebs Cycle lately?" senior doctors jokingly reminisce.

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The Two-Way
4:20 am
Sun April 26, 2015

Powerful Aftershock Jars Kathmandu; Nepal Quake Toll Rises

Rescue team personnel carry an injured person towards a waiting rescue helicopter at Everest Base Camp on Sunday.
Roberto Schmidt AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 11:18 am

Updated at 11:50 a.m. ET

A magnitude-6.7 aftershock rumbled Kathmandu and sent people running for open ground Sunday morning, a day after a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake ravaged Nepal and the region as the death toll from the disaster topped 2,500.

NPR's Julie McCarthy, reporting from the capital, described the scene on Weekend Edition Sunday:

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It's All Politics
12:09 am
Sun April 26, 2015

8 Obama Jokes That Stood Out From The White House Correspondents Dinner

President Obama during his speech at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, D.C., Saturday night.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Sun April 26, 2015 2:30 am

It's a long-time ritual — American presidents going before the Washington journalists who cover them to recognize some of the best work of the prior year from the assembled crowd.

Of course, there are also jokes. Here are eight Obama jokes that stood out from the 2015 White House Correspondents Dinner:

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Music
4:27 pm
Sat April 25, 2015

Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

Chad Clark of Beauty Pill wrote "Steven and Tiwonge" around how the two characters viewed a single object of affection.
Jon Pack Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat April 25, 2015 5:23 pm

On Sunday's All Things Considered, you'll hear Beauty Pill's amazing story of how close Chad Clark came to dying before a single note of Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are could be recorded.

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World
4:27 pm
Sat April 25, 2015

Turkey's Armenian Artists Honor Their Community's Past

Originally published on Sat April 25, 2015 5:23 pm

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