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Former Senator Jim Webb Announces Run For Democratic Nomination

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:48

Webb, 69, represented Virginia for a single term beginning in 2007. He says the country "needs a fresh approach to solving problems."

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Net speed 'anger' in enterprise zone

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:47
Small firms on one of Europe's biggest industrial parks say poor broadband speeds are damaging them and some could be forced to move out.

Nadal stunned by qualifier Brown

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:42
Rafael Nadal makes an early exit from Wimbledon for the fourth year in a row as he loses to German qualifier Dustin Brown.

VIDEO: Varoufakis: '100% chance of success'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:42
Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says he believes there is "100% chance of success" in reaching agreement on the Greek bailout.

How Salt + Car Battery = Clean Water

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:33

A clever device uses technology developed by the military to make chlorine quickly and cheaply. The goal is to give schools and hospitals around the world an easy way to purify water.

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Afghan Court Commutes Death Sentences In Mob Killing Of Woman

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:33

The four men were sentenced to death in May for their roles in the attack that killed a 28-year-old woman who was falsely accused of burning the Quran.

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US gunman's sister in wedding appeal

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:17
The sister of Dylann Roof, who is charged with killing 9 people at a black church in South Carolina, launches an appeal to raise money for her wedding.

'It is like climbing a mountain'

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:11
BBC Sport's tennis experts on whether British number one Heather Watson has any chance against five-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams.

Murderer on run from women's jail

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:11
A woman who absconded from prison four days ago is being treated as a wanted person by police.

Michael Jackson makes more money dead than alive. How?

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:09

At the end of his life, Michael Jackson was asset rich, but cash poor. The King of Pop was nearly $500 million in debt.  Today, his estate has grown by nearly $1 billion, as MJ mania reaches a younger generation. Six years on, the moonwalker continues to release hits and perform from beyond the grave:

To understand how this happened, we spoke with Zack O'Malley Greenburg, senior editor for Forbes and author of "Michael Jackson Inc."

Britain First best-funded small party

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 10:01
Britain First, an offshoot of the BNP, has topped the Electoral Commission's donations league table for smaller parties.

Greece needs even more money - IMF

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 09:54
Greece will need an extra 50bn euros over the next three years to stabilise its finances even under the existing, disputed bailout plans, the IMF says.

Taiwan Airliner's Black Box Shows Pilot May Have Shut Off Wrong Engine

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 09:54

Pilots aboard flight GE235, which crashed shortly after takeoff in February, may have switched off their only operating engine moments before the disaster that killed 43 people.

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Concern raised over Nama NI deal

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 09:49
Belfast law firm Tughans had £7m in a bank account following a property deal, it has been claimed.

Was The Most Current Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 09:47

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.

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Have England upset football gods?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 09:45
After England’s agonising exit from the Women’s World Cup, is the country forever fated to fail on football’s biggest stage?

VIDEO: Peston the Greek?

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 09:31
The BBC's Robert Peston attempts to explain the Greek debt crisis - from the Greek point of view.

Bernie Sanders Just Drew A Huge Crowd. How Does It Measure Up?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-07-02 09:28

Democratic candidate Sanders drew an estimated 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wis. Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.

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Hormones make traders take more risks

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 09:17
Raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets, a study suggests.

Amnesty demands GCHQ spying inquiry

BBC - Thu, 2015-07-02 09:12
Campaign group Amnesty International calls for an independent inquiry after it is confirmed it was spied on by British surveillance agency GCHQ.

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