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BB King funeral held in Mississippi

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 05:22
Tributes from President Barack Obama and Stevie Wonder are read at the funeral of blues legend BB King in Indianola, Mississippi.

Secretary Of Agriculture: Bird Flu Poses 'No Health Issue' To Humans

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 05:22

The largest outbreak of avian flu in U.S. history is ravaging poultry at farms in the Midwest. Sec. Tom Vilsack says there's no risk of transmission to humans, but egg prices may rise.

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VIDEO: 'Next stop Hawaii' for solar plane

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:47
Solar Impulse, a zero-fuel aeroplane piloted by Andre Borschberg, is on the most difficult leg of its mission to fly around the world.

SF believes welfare deal is possible

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:44
Sinn Féin does not want the Northern Ireland Assembly to collapse and believes a deal on welfare is still "doable", Alex Maskey says.

'Triumph' warning on damning report

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:43
Deputy health minister warns opponents not to treat a damning report into a Denbighshire mental health ward as a "party political triumph".

Planetary Society Regains Communication With LightSail Spacecraft

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:14

The organization launched the tiny satellite earlier this month, but then lost contact last week due to a software glitch.

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The most bizarre team photo ever?

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:09
Andre Villas-Boas and his Zenit St Petersburg players celebrate wining the Russian league title with a strange team photo.

Grainger and Thornley win bronze

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 04:01
Britain's Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley win bronze in the double scull final at the European Rowing Championships.

At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:34

Vertical farms, food trucks, tropical forests and the supermarket of the future are on display at Expo 2015 in Milan. Exhibits from 145 countries focus on how to feed the planet sustainably.

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Adult Course Offers Learning For The Sake Of Learning

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:34

The Clemente course provides low-income adults with college-level education about the arts, literature and the humanities — topics often lost in the race to get a practical degree.

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US police 'kill two people a day'

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:31
The number of people shot dead by US police is twice as high as official figures show, suggests data gathered by The Washington Post newspaper.

Senate in urgent surveillance debate

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:20
The US Senate is to hold an urgent session to consider extending the controversial Patriot Act on domestic surveillance, which is set to expire at midnight.

Does Your Neighborhood Doom You To An Early Death?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:08

People living just a few miles from each other in American cities can have radically different chances of living a long healthy life.

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Thousands cheer on Arsenal parade

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:04
Thousands of people turn out to cheer on a victory parade celebrating Arsenal's FA Cup final win

Who's Addicted To What? The First Worldwide Guide

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 03:03

Researchers have put together a comprehensive look at alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use — and broken down the data by region.

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Cooper in 'Tory manifesto' warning

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:56
Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper makes a veiled attack on her rivals, as Andy Burnham warns the party faces irrelevance.

Platini must unite Europe - Dyke

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:54
Uefa president Michel Platini must show strong leadership to unite Europe behind a boycott of the 2018 World Cup, says Greg Dyke.

VIDEO: Nepal quake: Damaged schools re-open

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:53
Thousands of schools damaged during April's devastating earthquake in Nepal have begun to re-open.

VIDEO: Why is this city road a sprint circuit?

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:47
Officials in Coventry are taking advantage of a change in road traffic laws which allow it to turn part of the city's ring road into a race track.

John Kerry Breaks Leg In Bicycle Accident Outside Geneva

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-31 02:46

The secretary of state is calling off the rest of his four-nation diplomatic trip after being injured in a bike crash near Sconzier, France. He is in stable condition, a spokesman says.

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