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Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:18

Backers of the Common Core say it's important for kids to tackle complex texts. Critics argue that reading shouldn't be a struggle for kids. We'll visit one classroom that borrows from both sides.

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Woman is rescued from sinking car

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 01:17
Members of the public are praised for saving the life of woman who was trapped in a sinking car in the River Bann, County Armagh.

HK protesters denied China flight

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 00:54
Three Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders are stopped from boarding a plane to Beijing, as authorities say their travel permits are invalid.

NI raises more than £700k for Pudsey

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 00:48
People in Northern Ireland donate more than £700,000 to Children in Need during the annual BBC fundraiser.

VIDEO: National Lottery marks 20 years

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 00:45
The UK's National Lottery is 20 years old.

'Winner didn't work in training'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 00:44
Shaun Maloney reveals his winning goal for Scotland against Republic of Ireland had not worked in set-piece training.

Children in Need's £1.3m from Wales

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 00:27
The BBC's Children in Need appeal raises more than £1.3m in Wales after an evening of fundraising and appeals.

McDonnell to address SDLP conference

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 00:20
SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell will address his supporters at the party's annual conference on the outskirts of Belfast later.

VIDEO: Johnny Depp speech sparks twitter buzz

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 00:08
The Hollywood Film Awards was aired on television for the first time on Friday with a star-studded audience in attendance.

4x4 photo shoot on mountain blasted

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-15 00:06
Vehicle manufacturer Land Rover has been accused of "setting an appalling example" by holding a 4x4 photo shoot on top of a mountain in Snowdonia amid claims local habitat has been damaged.

Cameron warns Russia over Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 23:47
Russia could face further sanctions unless it stops "destabilising" Ukraine, David Cameron says, as world leaders gather for the G20 summit.

VIDEO: 'Ambulance drone' takes to the skies

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 23:32
A Belgian student is seeking sponsors to get his prototype 'ambulance drone' off the ground.

Top 10 tips for being a music producer

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 23:17
Top 10 tips on becoming a music producer

Saturday's gossip column

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 22:39
Barcelona battle Man Utd for Ronaldo, Arsenal eye Bender, Kramer admits Premier League interest, plus more.

M25 reopens after pothole chaos

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 22:29
Three lanes of the M25 in Surrey reopen after a day-long closure caused when a pothole the width of an entire lane appeared at junction nine.

Hospital declares 'major incident'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 22:05
Colchester Hospital warns patients to stay away from A&E except for "serious or life-threatening" conditions, as it declares a "major incident" following an inspection.

VIDEO: Comet lander: Philae loses power

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 20:59
Space scientists say the comet lander, Philae, has gone into standby mode, because of low power.

VIDEO: Obama: 'Conflict or co-operation'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 20:56
President Obama warns of the dangers of conflict in Asia and says the region's security cannot be based on intimidation.

Miliband attacks Sports Direct terms

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 20:56
Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to criticise Sports Direct over its use of zero-hours contracts in a speech on Saturday.

Obama warns of Asia 'intimidation'

BBC - Fri, 2014-11-14 20:37
US President Barack Obama, who is attending the G20 summit in Australia, says Asia's security must not be based on intimidation and bullying.