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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:37

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

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100 mourners at soldier's funeral

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:32
Around 100 mourners attend the funeral of a Welsh soldier after a social media campaign was held amid concern no one would attend.

Maidstone Prison staff stop work

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:24
More than 30 members of staff at a Kent prison have stopped work for heath and safety reasons, the Prison Officers Association (POA) has said.

Fifa report wrong, says investigator

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:23
The findings of Fifa's inquiry into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process are questioned by the man who investigated corruption claims.

Amazon seeks British drone experts

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:21
UK drone experts are being sought by Amazon to help with its fledgling drone-based delivery service.

Pilot admits being over drink limit

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:16
A pilot pleads guilty to being three times over the alcohol limit while flying a passenger plane from Spain.

VIDEO: Cumming: Writing about abuse 'cathartic'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:14
Alan Cumming says writing about his childhood physical abuse was a "cathartic" experience for his family.

'Deep concern' at cancer drug cuts

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:14
Cancer charities say they are "deeply concerned" at moves to restrict medicines available through a special fund set up by the prime minster.

Roads closed

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:08

Hodgson will 'learn from mistake'

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:05
England hooker Josh Hodgson says he will "learn from his mistake" after smashing a door at a student flat in New Zealand.

PODCAST: Movies become child's play

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2014-11-13 03:00

We know that unleaded is less than $3 dollars a gallon on average now. The Department of Energy is now saying it'll stay that way for 2015. More on that. And a Hollywood trade publication was first to report that the toymaker Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation. More on the move to make movies out of toys. Plus, we take a look at a new book that shows how a currency crisis was pivotal to the history of George Washington, and to the United States as we know it.

Photo Shows Lander Sitting On Comet After Bounce-Landing

NPR News - Thu, 2014-11-13 02:57

Before the Philae lander came to rest on the surface of a comet Wednesday, it bounced — twice. The lander weighs far less on the comet than it did on Earth.

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India's Rohit makes first ODI 250

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 02:56
India's Rohit Sharma hits 264 against Sri Lanka to break the record for the highest individual score in a one-day international.

In pictures: Mexico protests

BBC - Thu, 2014-11-13 02:51
Support for 43 Mexican students who disappeared