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US judge strikes out Andrew claims

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 09:01
Claims that a woman was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 are to be struck from the record of a civil case in the US, a judge says.

Quiz: What’s the word on 8th graders?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:53

National vocabulary scores for 4th and 8th graders on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading exam rose between 2011 and 2013.

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Fate Of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber In The Hands Of Jury

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:52

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's conviction is almost certain — given his lawyer acknowledged he participated in the deadly 2013 attack. If he is convicted, the jury will decide if Tsarnaev should be executed.

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Alabama Bill Would Increase Workers' Comp Benefits For Amputees

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:49

A proposal to nearly triple the maximum compensation for workers who lose a limb follows an investigation that showed Alabama to have the lowest permanent partial disability benefits in the country.

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Safety deposit box vault burgled

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:47
Burglars use heavy cutting equipment to break into safety deposit boxes in a vault in London's jewellery quarter.

Quick Income Changes Can Threaten Coverage For Those On Medicaid

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:41

Obamacare added millions of new customers whose incomes hover near the Medicaid line. When their earnings rise or fall, their health insurance could lapse while they're switching plans.

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Alonso's world title chances over?

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:35
Fernando Alonso has the ability to win another world title, but does he have the time asks BBC F1 analyst Allan McNish.

McIlroy with Mickelson at Masters

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:33
World number one Rory McIlroy is paired with Americans Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore for the first two days at Augusta National.

Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:30

President Obama has launched a sustained, long-term military campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Four legal experts debate whether he had the constitutional power to do so.

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Hold The Mammal: Daring To Make Dairy-Free Cheese From Nuts

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:29

A new generation of cheese-makers is culturing the milk of nuts like almond and cashew with bacteria. The idea is to give the cheese more umami taste than what many other vegan products have.

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Patient 'injected in head' claim

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:28
A man detained under the mental health act was beaten, left handcuffed on the floor of a hospital ward and injected in the head just days before he died, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: 'Snipers everywhere' in Yarmouk camp

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:10
BBC Arabic's Assaf Abboud visits the centre of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria and finds its battered streets deserted and silent.

Dukes of Hazzard star Best dies at 88

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:05
US actor James Best, who was best known for his role as bumbling sheriff Rosco P Coltrane on TV show Dukes of Hazzard, dies aged 88.

Mugabe rivals to 'form new party'

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 08:00
An expelled member of Zimbabwe's ruling party says a new party will be formed to challenge President Mugabe for power at the next election.

Seven children found dead at US home

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 07:55
A man and his seven children have been found dead at home, apparently overcome from carbon monoxide poisoning, says a relative.

Lucille Ball Sculptor Apologizes For 'By Far My Most Unsettling' Work

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 07:47

"I take full responsibility for 'Scary Lucy,' " artist Dave Poulin says, adding that he didn't mean "to disparage in any way the memories of the iconic Lucy image."

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Remembering Phyllis Klotman, Who Created An Amazing Collection Of Black Cinema

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 07:46

Phyllis R. Klotman made it her life's work to find and preserve black films. She found more than 3,000 films that may have disappeared otherwise.

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Fast & Furious 7 tops UK box office

BBC - Tue, 2015-04-07 07:34
The latest instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise leaves the competition trailing at the UK and Ireland box office, making more than four times as much as its nearest rival.

Greece Puts A Figure On Nazi-Era Reparations From Germany

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 07:22

Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told a parliamentary panel the figure was about $305.1 billion. It's the first time Greece has set a figure for the German occupation in the 1940s.

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Can Obama Turn Pariahs Into Partners?

NPR News - Tue, 2015-04-07 07:20

The president's tenure has been marked by outreach to nations that previous U.S. presidents, Republican and Democrat alike, ostracized for decades. It may take years to see if this approach succeeds.

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