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‘Earth Trekkers’ family takes 13-month trip around the world

‘Earth Trekkers’ family takes 13-month trip around the world

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“87,000 miles. 44 airline flights. 396 days. 35 countries. 1 family.”

That would be the epic movie tagline for the Rivenbark family, of Howard County, who recently returned from a 13-month trip around the globe. The family —- consisting of mom Julie, dad Tim, Tyler, 12, and Kara, 10 — sold their house, and their cars; Julie quit her job, Tim took a leave of absence. And the kids did their homeschool work while on safari in Africa, in a hotel in Nepal or whenever they could find time.

The family kept a near-daily blog, which was fed by stunning photos from Julie and fun, educational videos from Tyler. A short documentary about the Rivenbark’s trip is below.

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Second earthquake hits Nepal

Second earthquake hits Nepal

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A major earthquake hit a remote mountain region of Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 42 people, triggering landslides and toppling buildings less than three weeks after the Himalayan nation was ravaged by its worst quake in decades.

The magnitude-7.3 quake hit hardest in districts northeast of the capital and terrified a nation already shell-shocked and struggling after a more powerful quake on April 25 killed more than 8,150 and flattened entire villages, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, Italy migrants rescue, Hong Kong kidnapping, International Ice Hockey World Championship | May 5

Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, Italy migrants rescue, Hong Kong kidnapping, International Ice Hockey World Championship | May 5

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The day in photos from around the world.

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