National / International News

Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 23:16

With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.

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Uber's Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 23:15

The fast-growing startup is operating in more than 100 cities around the world. But Uber, which is valued at $17 billion, faces opposition from traditional taxis and regulators.

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UN condemns Iraqi militant attacks

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 23:11
The UN condemns attacks in Iraq by Islamist militants who have overrun two major cities, and says a "dire" humanitarian situation looms.

Fight Over Calif. Oyster Company Splits Chefs And Land Defenders

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 23:09

Drakes Bay Oyster Company is resisting the expiration of its lease in Marin County, Calif. The debate may reach the Supreme Court, and it's dividing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Health Care Can Be Key To A Better Life For Former Inmates

NPR News - Wed, 2014-06-11 23:08

The sheriff's department in San Francisco is now enrolling inmates in post-jail health coverage as soon as they enter the system. But even with insurance, former inmates can have trouble getting care.

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VIDEO: How much sugar is in your drink?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 22:57
Campaigners have stepped up their calls for the amount of sugar in fizzy drinks to be reduced.

Thursday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 22:55
Andrea Pirlo keeps England guessing, Yaya Toure to stay at Manchester City, Cesc Fabregas close to joining Chelsea, plus more.

Caroline Flack to leave Xtra Factor

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 22:46
The 34-year-old, who joined the ITV programme in 2011, is to be replaced by BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford.

Queen's Baton Relay arrives in city

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 22:14
The Queen's Baton Relay visits Leeds on its way around the UK ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Jolie and Hague host war rape summit

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 22:07
UN special envoy Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague are hosting a summit in London on ending sexual violence in conflict.

How UK indie No Man's Sky 'won E3'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 22:04
How a tiny UK studio created E3's 2014 break-out video game
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