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Asians Benefit, Not Just Latinos, From Obama's Immigration Action

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

President Obama used executive action this week to reshape the country's immigration system. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California about the new policies.

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Obama Grandmother Continues Life's Work Of Educating Young Kenyans

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

Sarah Obama, 94, received an award from the United Nations on Wednesday, and hopes to raise money during the trip to build a school and hospital in her home village.

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Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.

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Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.

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In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

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London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.

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Tensions In Ferguson Simmer As Grand Jury Meets

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:51

A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors Friday.

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Bank fines should go to NHS - Labour

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:36
A billion pounds raised from banking fines in the UK should be spent on the NHS, Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls says in a speech.

Wheelie bin fire death man named

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:21
A man found following a wheelie bin fire on North Tyneside is named as Darren Robson from Whitley Bay.

Non-emergency police 101 number down

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:11
All four police forces in Wales are reporting the 101 contact number, designed for non-emergency issues, is down.

Jowell plans to run for London mayor

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 03:10
Labour's former culture secretary Tessa Jowell tells the BBC she plans to run for mayor of London in 2016.

Indonesian president flies economy

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:55
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.

US 'to expand' Afghan combat role

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:30
US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.

Thai king's absence sparks concern

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:24
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.

Non-emergency police 101 number down

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:24
Several police forces are reporting the 101 contact number, designed for non-emergency issues, is down.

Rosberg tops final Abu Dhabi practice

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:12
Nico Rosberg wrestles back the psychological advantage at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with fastest time in final practice.

Probe into hotel 'gas explosion'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:05
An investigation starts into a suspected gas explosion at a central London hotel that injured 14 people.

VIDEO: Newspapers 'kept from child's eyes'

BBC - Sat, 2014-11-22 02:03
A mother from south London has persuaded Tesco to change the way it displays newspapers so that children cannot see words or images which she says may disturb them.

National Parks Look To Lock Out Wild Ginseng Diggers

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:50

It's illegal to dig wild ginseng out of national park land. But it sells for thousands of dollars overseas, so poachers find it hard to resist.

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You Might Be Surprised When You Take Your Temperature

NPR News - Sat, 2014-11-22 01:33

Ebola has made us all obsessed with body temperature. 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is normal, right? But what about 98.2? Or 99? And how high and low can you go on the thermometer and survive?

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