The Two-Way
8:35 am
Mon April 21, 2014

After Tragedy, Nepalese Sherpas May Refuse To Climb Everest

Mount Everest straddles the border of Nepal and Tibet. This is a view of the Nepalese side.
Hans Edinger AP

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 8:54 am

Last Friday's tragedy on Mount Everest in which at least 13 Sherpa guides were killed in an avalanche has led others among that group of Nepalese who lead foreigners up the world's tallest mountain to issue some demands — and threaten to boycott the soon-to-start climbing season if their requests aren't granted.

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Regional
8:25 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Arizona Appeal Over Harboring Ban

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The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from the state of Arizona over a ruling that blocked enforcement of part of Arizona's 2010 immigration law.

The justices had no comment Monday on their order declining to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people for harboring immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found last year that the harboring ban was vague and trumped by federal law, which already prohibits the harboring of people who aren't in the country legally.

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Regional
8:22 am
Mon April 21, 2014

N.M. Judge To Resume Hearing On Election Challenge

A judge in Gallup is scheduled to resume a hearing on a lawsuit seeking to remove a legislator from the June 3 primary election ballot.

District Judge Lous DePauli Jr. began the hearing Friday on the candidacy of Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint, a maverick Democrat who has sided with the GOP and Gov. Susana Martinez on high-profile legislative votes.

DePauli previously dismissed the election challenge because he determined Jeff didn't receive proper legal notice of the lawsuit.

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Regional
8:19 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Oktoberfest To Continue At Fort Bliss

Oktoberfest at Fort Bliss will go on despite the loss of some German Air Force personnel who for more than 40 years organized the event.

The El Paso Times reported Sunday that that Fort Bliss Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program will step in as Oktoberfest sponsor. The event includes traditional food, beverages and entertainment.

The German Air Force last October deactivated its USA/Canada Command after nearly 60 years of a presence in the West Texas desert. Deactivation was the first step toward closing the command center at Fort Bliss by 2017.

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The Two-Way
7:36 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Win Tin, Myanmar's Longest-Serving Political Prisoner, Dies

Win Tin, pictured at his Yangon home in 2013, was a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule.
Gemunu Amarasinghe AP

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 8:27 am

Win Tin, a former newspaper editor who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner for his pro-democracy activism, has died. News reports gave his age as 84 or 85.

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The Two-Way
7:29 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Live Blog: The 118th Running Of The Boston Marathon

Boylston Street's 26-mile marker will be a welcome sight to the thousands of runners who are in today's Boston Marathon. Today marks the 118th running of the race.
Jared Wickerham Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 9:23 am

There is no doubt the bombings of last year are casting a long shadow on the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

It is an inevitable backdrop: The signs on the buildings that line the course near the finish are usually covered in witty, encouraging posters. This year, they encourage a greater kind of perseverance.

"Boston Strong," they exhort.

At the finish line on Boyslton Street, a small makeshift memorial has been erected: Four crosses with the names of the four people who died because of last year's attack.

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Monkey See
7:22 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Shirley, This Is The Dawn Of A New 'Mad Men'

Teyonah Parris as Dawn Chambers, whose future changed quite a bit on Sunday night's Mad Men.
Jordin Althaus AMC

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 8:33 am

[This post discusses the plot of Sunday night's episode.]

Once Mad Men moved into the early-middle part of the 1960s, people began to ask an increasingly urgent question: Where was the civil rights movement? Where were the black people? Was Sterling Cooper (Draper Pryce) (And Partners) really so sheltered that race barely touched its tiny world?

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The Two-Way
6:47 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Teen Survives Flight To Hawaii In Jet's Wheel Well, FBI Says

It was a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767 such as this, authorities say, on which a California teen stowed away in the wheel well. He reportedly survived the 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Maui.
PR News/Hawaiian Airlines

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 8:59 am

"Aviation experts call it a miracle," says Honolulu's KHON-TV. "The FBI says a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, and survived. The boy is expected to fully recover."

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The Two-Way
5:56 am
Mon April 21, 2014

'Murder,' South Korean Leader Says Of Ferry Captain's Actions

A prayer for the missing and dead: Family members and friends have gathered in the port city of Jindo, South Korea, as the search continues for the scores of passengers still missing after last Wednesday's ferry disaster. At the water's edge, many are offering prayers — including this woman.
Issei Kato Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 8:02 am

"The conduct of the captain and some crew members is wholly unfathomable from the viewpoint of common sense, and it was like an act of murder that cannot and should not be tolerated."

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Around the Nation
5:53 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Florida Proposes New Rules Regarding Alligators

A state commission proposed a ban on selling stuffed baby alligators in "unnatural positions." It's designed to discourage baby gator hunting. If passed, no more little gators waving on a surfboard.

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