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'Coasting schools' face tough targets

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 15:00
Hundreds of schools are being told to raise their exam results, under plans announced by the education secretary.

US resume military aid to Bahrain

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 14:58
The US says it will resume security assistance to Bahrain, despite criticism from some human rights groups.

California Legislature Passes 'Mandatory' Vaccine Bill, Sends It To The Governor

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 14:53

Children who have specific medical problems, like immune system deficiencies, would be exempt from vaccinations as long as they have confirmation from their doctor.

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Apple Bets Big That You'll Start Paying To Stream Music

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 14:32

Millions listen to services like Spotify and Pandora, but relatively few of them subscribe. Why should they when there are so many free options? The new Apple Music will only be free for 3 months.

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Broady doubts win will heal rift

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 14:26
Britain's Liam Broady does not expect his thrilling first-round victory at Wimbledon to heal a rift with his father.

DJ returns to air after gender change

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 14:25
A DJ who underwent gender reassignment is returning to mainstream radio after a year-long break.

'Biggest game in England's history'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 14:17
England captain Steph Houghton says her team's World Cup semi-final against Japan is the biggest game in English women's football history.

Car bomb attack in Yemen capital

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 14:09
A car bomb attack strikes the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, causing an unknown number of casualties, officials say.

What not to miss on Wimbledon day two

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 14:07
What not to miss on day two in SW19

VIDEO: 'Tunisia attacker pointed gun at me'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:57
Imen Kechiche Guiga was working in her office near the hotel reception when the Tunisia beach attack violence erupted, she saw the gunman and was injured by grenade fragments.

Greeks Brace For The Fallout As Deadline Looms

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:52

Greeks have lurched from one crisis to another in recent years and have learned to cope with uncertainty. Still, many are worried about what could happen when Greece misses a payment Tuesday.

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The month that changed America?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:45
Does history change all at once? June 2015 certainly had its singular historic moments - but almost all were the outcome of long-term forces and long-fought battles, say Nick Bryant.

Delays hit Mexico students inquiry

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:44
Investigators say they have been waiting for three months to interview Mexican soldiers over the disappearance last year of 43 students.

VIDEO: What threat does IS pose to UK?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:41
David Cameron has announced what he called a "full-spectrum response" to the attack on British citizens at a resort in Tunisia on Friday.

The Economic Reality Of The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:41

From less-complicated tax filing to reducing uncertainty over medical decisions, the Supreme Court's ruling will have a wide impact on same-sex households. It will also affect corporate policies.

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Man Utd make £28.6m bid for Ramos

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:34
Manchester United make a £28.6m bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, and believe the Spain international wants to leave.

SCOTUS rules against EPA regulations

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:33

The Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama two victories last week: the Affordable Care Act will keep its subsidies and same-sex marriage became legal in all 50 states. But in a 5-4 decision on Monday, the Supreme Court decided against the Environmental Protection Agency's air pollution regulations.

The regulations would have limited emissions from coal-fired plants, but the court's decision centered on the issue of environmental benefits versus industry cost. 

Justice Antonin Scalia, on behalf of the court, wrote, "The agency must consider cost — including, most importantly, cost of compliance — before deciding whether regulation is appropriate and necessary." Scalia added, "It is not rational, never mind 'appropriate,' to impose billions of dollars in economic costs in return for a few dollars in health or environmental benefits."

The EPA's rules will stay in effect until a District of Columbia appeals court decides whether the rules will be amended or thrown out entirely.

Kvitova - Nerves and my new 'home'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:30
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on defending her title, life in the village - and why you don't get to keep the trophy for long.

Supreme Court Rules In Coal Industry's Favor. What's EPA's Next Move?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:25

Though Monday's decision from the high court technically only applies to the Clean Air Act's standards on mercury emissions, it could affect future EPA regulations, legal experts say.

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If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-29 13:18

This week, Greek will miss a $1.73 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. The debt crisis has the potential to create financial, economic and geopolitical trouble for Americans.

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