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Federal Government Protects Bat, Angers Industry

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

The northern long-eared bat has been designated as a threatened species, triggering new regulations to protect it. But oil and gas and agriculture organizations say those new rules will hurt them.

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As Diplomatic Thaw Settles In, Currency Crisis Looms In Cuba

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 14:08

Writer Patrick Symmes traces the roots of Cuba's two-currency system — and the potential fallout when that system will be eliminated sometime in the next year.

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McIlroy makes his move at Masters

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 13:28
World number one Rory McIlroy climbs the leaderboard on day three of the Masters with a four-under-par 68.

Wenger plays down title chances

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 13:20
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his team will need a "perfect run" to put them back in the Premier League title race.

Mourners attend Walter Scott funeral

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 13:09
The killing of Walter Scott by a police officer in South Carolina was motivated by "overt racism", mourners at his funeral hear.

Tory plan to cut inheritance tax

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 13:03
A Conservative government would cut inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m, David Cameron is to announce.

U.S. Capitol Briefly Placed On Lockdown Amid Apparent Suicide

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:49

Police say a gunman was "neutralized" by a self-inflicted wound. No one else was reported to have been hurt in the incident, which occurred amid Washington, D.C.'s annual Cherry Blossom festival.

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King back with win after five months out

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:26
Dani King returns to win the first stage of the Tour of the Reservoir after suffering a collapsed lung five months ago.

Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:14

The centenarians living in Blue Zones aren't drinking Ensure or eating chocolate ice cream. Instead, many are drinking wine, and all are eating beans. But living to 100 isn't just about diet.

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King wins after five months out

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 12:06
Dani King returns to win the first stage of the Tour of the Reservoir after suffering a collapsed lung five months ago.

TT rider Carswell dies in practice

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 11:20
TT competitor Gary Carswell dies following an incident during the first practice session at the Jurby Motodrome race meeting.

Kenya tells UN to close Dadaab camp

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 11:01
Kenya's deputy president tells the UN to close the Dadaab refugee camp for Somalis after 147 students in Garissa were killed by Somali militants.

I thought the dream was on - McCoy

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 10:45
AP McCoy says he thought he would win the 2015 Grand National before he eventually finished fifth aboard Shutthefrontdoor.

Burnley 0-1 Arsenal

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 10:42
Arsenal close the gap on league leaders Chelsea as Aaron Ramsey secures a narrow away win at Burnley.

Part Of Fishing Boat Destroyed In Japan Tsunami Appears Off Oregon

NPR News - Sat, 2015-04-11 10:27

The 30-foot piece of the commercial trawler was found Thursday floating off the Ona beach about 65 northwest of Eugene.

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Shots fired on US Capitol Hill

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 10:27
The US Capitol is on lockdown in Washington DC after shots were fired on Saturday afternoon.

VIDEO: Cheers at 'Scotland's royal wedding'

BBC - Sat, 2015-04-11 10:27
Tennis star Andy Murray has married his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears in a ceremony in his hometown of Dunblane.