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Loretta Lynch To Get A Senate Vote: The Week In Politics

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Washington Desk editor Ron Elving joins NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the week in politics: Hillary Clinton's email troubles, the Secret Service accident, the Republican senators' letter to Iran, and more.

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'Midnight Rider' Director Gets Two-Year Sentence In Camera Assistant's Death

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

NPR's Scott Simon talks with the Los Angeles Times' Richard Verrier about Sarah Jones, who died on the Midnight Rider set. Director Randall Miller will serve two years for involuntary manslaughter.

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Egyptians Diffuse ISIS's Power With Punchlines

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Some Egyptians have decided to fight back against ISIS propaganda with video parodies of the militant group's gruesome propaganda.

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The Family Peach Farm That Became A Symbol Of The Food Revolution

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:35

Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.

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Reverend Willie T. Barrow, A "Little Warrior" For Civil Rights, Dies

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:03

Small in size, tiny Willie T. Barrow had a giant profile in civil rights and Chicago politics. When she talked, people paid attention.

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New Dads In Togo Are Guaranteed Something That U.S. Dads Aren't

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 03:03

It's paid paternity leave, which is the law in an increasing number of low- and middle-income countries, but not in the U.S. Research shows that time off for pops can provide lasting benefits.

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Statue of Mahatma Gandhi unveiled

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:57
A statue is unveiled of Mahatma Gandhi in London's Parliament Square.

Two seriously injured in collision

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:38
Two people are in hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after a two-car crash in Peterhead.

VIDEO: Medics hail penis transplant success

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:35
A team of South African surgeons has performed the world's first successful penis transplant.

VIDEO: Historic UK piers put up for sale

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:30
Three of the best known piers in England and Wales are put up for sale for a collective price of £12.6m.

VIDEO: Sprinter, 95, shares top track tips

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:26
A sprinter who set a new 200m world record in the over 95 category shares some of his top tips.

First missing UK schoolgirl named

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 02:13
A missing London schoolgirl who travelled to Syria ahead of her three friends is named as 15-year-old Sharmeena Begum, from Bethnal Green.

VIDEO: Woman survives pizza shop car crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 01:49
A woman in Colorado has escaped unscathed after being pushed through a pizza shop window on a car bonnet.

VIDEO: Eagle prepares for world record bid

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 01:41
Conservationists are preparing an eagle for a world record attempt in Dubai, to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered bird of prey.

Miliband to pledge help for families

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 01:30
Labour leader Ed Miliband will promise higher living standards for working families when he unveils his party's pledge card later at a rally in Birmingham.

Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 01:27

Palestinians are viewing Israeli elections with tremendous skepticism. After 20 years of on-and-off peace talks, a growing number have given up on a negotiated solution to the conflict.

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Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-14 01:27

Palestinians are viewing Israeli elections with tremendous skepticism. After 20 years of on-and-off peace talks, a growing number have given up on a negotiated solution to the conflict.

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Alliance to hold annual conference

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 01:17
Alliance party supporters are gathering for their conference at a hotel in County Down later.

Drinking warning for rugby fans

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 01:14
Rugby fans are urged to drink sensibly or risk an alcohol ban while watching Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

Rampant Australia thrash Scotland

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-14 01:08
Australia race to a seven-wicket win in their final World Cup group game and condemn Scotland to a sixth straight defeat.

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