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Amid Violence, Mexican Voters Go To The Polls

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 13:18

Protesters burned ballots and election materials in a rocky start to voting in elections already marred by the murders of candidates and campaign officials. Reporter Carrie Kahn speaks with NPR's Arun Rath from Mexico City, where she has been talking to voters.

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Physician-Assisted Death Legislation Moves Forward In California

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 13:18

California's Senate approved the End of Life Option Act, a bill that would allow doctor-assisted suicide for some terminally ill patients. The bill had been stalled for years, in part because doctors opposed it. But last month the California Medical Association dropped its opposition, becoming the first state medical association to do so. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Dr. Theodore Mazer, a member of the association's executive board, about the decision.

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Former House Speaker Hastert To Appear In Federal Court On Tuesday

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 13:18

The Illinois Republican, who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007, will hear charges of withdrawing funds illegally and lying to the FBI. He's not the first high-profile Illinois politician to run afoul of the law.

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Kate Moss escorted off Easyjet flight

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 12:37
Supermodel Kate Moss is escorted off a plane at Luton airport after reportedly being disruptive.

Video Shows Texas Police Officer Pulling Gun On Teens At Pool Party

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 12:35

The McKinney Police Department says the incident occurred when officers responded to "a disturbance involving multiple juveniles" who did not have permission to be at a community pool.

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Obama issues defence plea to Cameron

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 12:30
The US president has pressed David Cameron to maintain Britain's commitment to meeting the Nato target of spending 2% of GDP on defence.

Why Virat Kohli has to rid Indian cricket of bad habits

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 12:18
Why Virat Kohli has to learn the waiting game

Crews tackle major Rochester blaze

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 12:16
A large fire has broken out at the Clipper Close Medway City Estate in Rochester, with witnesses reporting smoke can be seen for many miles.

Hamilton eases to Canada win

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 11:46
Lewis Hamilton takes a controlled victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, fending off team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Djokovic 'will win in Paris one day'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 11:40
Stanislas Wawrinka backs Novak Djokovic to win the French Open one day after beating the Serb in the final at Roland Garros.

Djokovic 'hurt' as Slam hopes dashed

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 11:34
Top seed Novak Djokovic says failing to secure a career Grand Slam added to the pain of his third French Open final defeat.

Oxfam suspends work with call centre

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 11:05
Oxfam suspends operations with a call centre and a street fundraising organisation after allegations in a Sunday newspaper.

Ex-Spain PM enters Venezuela dispute

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 11:00
Former Spanish PM Felipe Gonzalez arrives in Venezuela to help defend two jailed opposition politicians.

Wawrinka Wins French Open, Denying Novak Djovic's Career Grand Slam Bid

NPR News - Sun, 2015-06-07 10:40

Eighth-seeded Stan Wawrinka defeated the No. 1 seed in Sunday's final. It's Wawrinka's second major title. His win thwarts Djovokic's shot at the only major title he hasn't won.

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Wiggins breaks cycling hour record

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 10:31
Bradley Wiggins breaks cycling's iconic hour record covering 54.526km at the Lea Valley VeloPark in London.

Florence Welch tops UK album chart

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 10:01
Florence and the Machine tops the UK album chart for the third time with their new album.

Woods' woes go on in Ohio last day

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 09:57
Tiger Woods follows up the worst round of his career with a final round two-over 74 in the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.

Ferrari boss in favour of refuelling

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 09:47
Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says he wants to bring refuelling back to Formula 1 from 2017, despite opposition from teams.

Turkey ruling AKP 'may lose majority'

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 09:30
Turkey's ruling AK party may lose its parliamentary majority, projections suggest, with more than two-thirds of the vote counted.

VIDEO: On board HMS Bulwark as migrants rescued

BBC - Sun, 2015-06-07 09:30
Royal Navy warship HMS Bulwark has rescued at least 500 migrants off the coast of Libya.