National / International News

Mega-Donor Opens Wallet On The Hill To Kill Online Gambling

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:02

Sheldon Adelson is possibly the most influential campaign donor in the U.S. He also happens to be the head of the Sands casino empire, and now he's behind a push in Congress to ban online gambling.

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On Base And In Town, Shooting Summons A Dread All Too Familiar

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:02

From Killeen, Texas, where Fort Hood is based, Melissa Block talks to soldiers who were on base during the shooting, as well as with Killeen's mayor. The mayor explains how the town is trying to cope.

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What's Known — And Still Unclear — About The Fort Hood Shooting

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:02

A shooting at Fort Hood has left four people dead and 16 wounded. Robert Siegel reports on the latest news unfolding in Killeen, Texas.

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In The 1870s And '80s, Being A Pedestrian Was Anything But

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 12:02

Huge crowds packed arenas to watch the world's best pedestrians walk in circles for six days at a time. And trainers encouraged the athletes to drink champagne — at the time considered a stimulant.

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Sunderland fined over ineligible player

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:54
The Premier League fine Sunderland after it emerged they fielded an ineligible player in four league matches.

Queen meets Pope at the Vatican

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:47
The Queen meets Pope Francis for the first time, during a one-day visit to Rome in which she also met the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano.

Pinstickers' guide to the Grand National

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:46
Pinstickers' guide to the runners and riders

Time To Relax The Sodium Guidelines? Some Docs Say Not So Fast

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:39

A new study suggests that when it comes to the optimal amount of salt intake, there may be more leeway than we thought. But some doctors say we still need to lower sodium to control blood pressure.

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Python O2 finale 'probably the last'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:23
The final Monty Python reunion show at the O2 Arena in London on 20 July will "probably" be their last performance together, organisers announce.

NPR Poll: GOP's Older Voter Advantage Slips From 4 Years Ago

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:23

The new NPR poll indicated that Republicans had a 10 percentage-point advantage over Democrats with voters over age 59. In 2010, it was 21 points.

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Should Soldiers Be Armed At Military Posts?

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:22

Away from combat, troops often can't carry firearms. The shooting at Fort Hood raises the question of whether they would be better able to protect themselves if they could.

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US Army probe into Fort Hood gunman

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:20
The US Army is investigating whether psychological trauma caused a soldier to carry out a deadly shooting spree at its Fort Hood base in Texas.

US confirms it made 'Cuban Twitter'

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:15
The White House confirms a US government aid agency was behind a text-message social network allegedly designed to foment unrest in Cuba.

Senate Panel Votes To Declassify Report On CIA Interrogations

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:10

The vote does not mean the report will be made public just yet. The CIA will have a chance to flag portions it believes could compromise national security.

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Stay Or Go: How Israeli-Palestinian Peace Would Redefine Home

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:09

More than 1 million Arabs are Israeli citizens. About 350,000 Jewish Israelis live in the West Bank. What happens to them if a formal border is ever set between Israel and the Palestinians?

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Jobs threat as refinery could close

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 11:07
A Pembrokeshire oil refinery could face closure with the threat of up to 400 job losses after talks broke down with a potential buyer.

A Pill For Grass Allergies May Replace Shots For Some

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:59

Allergy shots work, but they're inconvenient and painful. Now there are pills that can help people tolerate grass pollen. But allergies are rarely limited to grass alone.

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'Bullied' son left goodbye message

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:56
The mother of a teenage boy who has died in hospital after leaving a goodbye message describes her son's failure to cope with bullying.

Washington Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 30

NPR News - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:50

Authorities in Washington state's Snohomish County say all of the victims recovered so far died of blunt force trauma and not from suffocation, as some family members had feared.

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Government childcare plan questioned

BBC - Thu, 2014-04-03 10:46
Scottish Labour accuses the Scottish government of misleading parents over its plans to expand childcare in the event of independence.

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