Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday April 29 1. Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 4,700 as rescuers face challenges More than 4,700 people dead. More than 9,200 injured. Eight million affected across Nepal. One million children urgently in need of help. Those are the startling numbers that indicate the scale of the devastation from the huge earthquake that…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday March 31  1. Prosecution Rests in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial  The government today rested its case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after teary-eyed jurors heard heartbreaking testimony about the bombing’s youngest victim, 8-year-old Martin Richard. Richard was killed in the Boston Marathon attacks on April 15, 2013, Chief Medical…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday April 1  1. PA Supreme Court rejects AG Kane’s bid to end criminal probe The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s challenge to a grand jury’s recommendation that she face criminal charges. The court said judges have full legal authority to appoint special prosecutors to investigate grand jury…

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I’VE NEVER BEEN emotionally invested in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the radio journalist convicted for the murder of Police Officer Daniel Faulkner in 1982. When he was jailed I was a middle school student, more concerned with the awkwardness of adolescence than issues of race and criminal justice. Still, his case continues to rile his passionate supporters.…

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