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Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die If Pain Overwhelms

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Robert Schwimmer, 66, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013; he wants to hasten his death if he finds himself in agonizing pain. But assisted suicide is illegal in his family's home state.

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Ex-Secret Service Agent: Management Should Be More Proactive

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Former Secret Service agent Jonathan Wackrow spent five years on President Obama's detail. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the problems that have led to the agency's current scandals.

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Jordan Waits On Fate Of Its ISIS Prisoner

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

The prisoner swap between the self-proclaimed Islamic State and Jordan is at a standstill. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Taylor Luck about how Jordanians are reacting to the hostage situation.

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In Sweden, Remote-Control Airport Is A Reality

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:32

Sweden is the first country in the world to use new technology to land passenger airplanes remotely. At an airport in a tiny town, flights are guided by operators sitting miles away.

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US boy, three, shoots both parents

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:25
A three-year-old US boy shoots and injures his mother and father with the same bullet after pulling a gun from her handbag in a New Mexico motel.

Follow deadline day on the BBC

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 03:01
The transfer window shuts on Monday and you will not miss a deal with the BBC across online, radio, TV and social media.

Phoenix Nights' Robbins 'doing well'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 02:40
Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins is "doing well" in hospital after collapsing on stage during a show at Manchester Arena, his wife says.

Sears in 'Explicit Content' T-shirt

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 02:19
Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears makes light of her outburst by wearing a cheeky T-shirt at the Australian Open final.

VIDEO: Hong Kong protesters return to streets

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 02:00
John Sudworth joins pro-democracy protesters as they return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year.

England thumped in tri-series final

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:53
England crumble to a 112-run tri-series final defeat in Perth, their last competitive match before the World Cup.

Class Of 2015 Faces The World: Introducing The 'Howard Project'

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:52

NPR's Weekend Edition will spend a few months following four seniors from Howard University in Washington, D.C., to tap into the challenges and preoccupations of soon-to-be college graduates.

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Pedestrian dies after car collision

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:45
A pedestrian dies after being hit by a car early on Sunday morning in Monmouthshire.

College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:44

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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College Life Doesn't Have To Mean Crummy Cuisine, Says Dorm Room Chef

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:44

Sick of dining hall pizza, public health student Emily Hu taught herself how to cook — even with no oven. Now she's hoping to inspire her peers to pick up cooking skills and healthier eating habits.

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At Long Last: It's Super Sunday

NPR News - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:31

The pre-Super Bowl week of hype — which ran the gamut from frivolous to ominous — finally ends and we can turn to what could be one of the closest, most exciting championship games ever.

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New cars unveiled at F1's first test

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:30
Formula 1 teams Mercedes, Red Bull and Williams unveil their new cars on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez.

Jordan vow after hostage beheading

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:29
Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.

Water main burst floods city streets

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:03
A burst water main in Leicester floods a major road junction and is affecting supplies across the city.

Climber dies in Highlands avalanche

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 01:00
A climber from Suffolk dies after two men are caught in an avalanche on Coireag Dubh Mor in the western Highlands.

Fundraiser to meet mugging victim

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-01 00:47
A woman who set up a fund-raising page for a man who was mugged outside his home is to meet the victim later as donations top the £200k mark.

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