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Scottish Author: 'We Want Control Over Our Destiny'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Scotland's independence vote is just a few days away. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to the best-selling Scottish novelist Val McDermid about her thoughts on the referendum.

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USAID Steps Up Building Of New Ebola Treatment Units

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Dr. Rajiv Shah, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about the organization's efforts to coordinate a worldwide response to the Ebola crisis.

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As Floodwaters Recede In Kashmir Valley, Anger Grows

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

The floodwaters are receding in Indian-administered Kashmir, but the death toll continues to rise as authorities assess the destruction and seek disaster relief aid from the Indian government.

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Will Obama's Plan Be Enough To Quell Islamic State?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Last week, President Obama laid out a plan to fight the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to David Rothkopf, CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, about Obama's foreign policy strategy.

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Islamic State Video Shows Execution Of British Aid Worker

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

The Islamic State militant group released a video showing the execution of British aid worker David Haines. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with NY Times reporter Steven Erlanger about the U.K. reaction.

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Africans Are Introduced To The Blood Pressure Cuff

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:48

Esther Okaya is one of a growing number of Africans suffering from hypertension. New efforts to fight the condition include a $1 bonus for health workers who identify and bring in a patient.

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Crusaders musician Joe Sample dies

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:45
US musician Joe Sample, who wrote chart hits including Randy Crawford's Street Life and One Day I'll Fly Away, dies age 75.

Donegal Orange hall gutted in fire

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:20
An Orange hall in County Donegal is badly damaged in a fire.

Appeal over fatal collision near pub

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:08
Police appeal for witnesses after a man who was standing in the road outside a Pontypridd pub was hit by a car and later died.

Howling Babies Drove Prehistoric Warriors Into Battle?

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 03:03

Can a colicky baby's piercing scream be militarized? As in, made (literally) into a weapon of war? Oh, absolutely, says this scholar, smiling ever so slightly.

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Church's tribute to Ian Paisley

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 02:58
The Free Presbyterian Church pays tribute to its founding moderator Ian Paisley, who has died aged 88.

Terry never said sorry to me - Rio

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 02:31
Rio Ferdinand says John Terry has never apologised to him or brother Anton for the race row in 2011.

US spies 'can access German telecoms'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 02:21
US and British intelligence services can secretly access information from German telecoms operators, including Deutsche Telekom, Der Speigel says.

VIDEO: Pacino's passion: Wilde about Oscar

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 02:06
Actor Al Pacino on his surprise at the contemporary nature of the play Salomé.

Bruce unhappy with Newcastle link

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 02:01
Hull City manager Steve Bruce says it is "disrespectful" to be linked with replacing Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew.

Liberia's 'Ebola absentees' sacked

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 01:46
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf sacks 10 government officials who are "out of the country without an excuse," amid a national Ebola crisis.

Fireworks end bridge's 50th birthday

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 01:42
A kilometre-long "river of fire", created by 2,014 torchbearers and fireworks ends Forth Road Bridge 50th Anniversary celebrations.

PM condemns hostage's 'evil murder'

BBC - Sun, 2014-09-14 01:40
PM David Cameron says the murder of David Haines is an "act of pure evil", after the release of a video appearing to show the UK hostage's beheading.

Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 01:27

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?

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Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

NPR News - Sun, 2014-09-14 01:27

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?

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