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After Delays, Jury Selection To Wrap Up In Boston Bombing Trial

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 04:07

Jury selection in the trial of the Boston marathon bomber is expected to finish on Tuesday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Boston correspondent Tovia Smith about the start of Dzokhar Tsarnaev's trial.

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Parades celebrate St David's Day

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:49
Parades in Cardiff and Pwllheli celebrate St David's Day as Prime Minister David Cameron sends a goodwill message to people of Wales.

Fracking Opponents Feel Police Pressure In Some Drilling Hotspots

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:48

Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.

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Fan pushed Paris man as 'train full'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:31
An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan involved in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro says he pushed a black man away from a train carriage "because it was too full".

'Hundreds' of S Sudan boys seized

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:20
Hundreds of South Sudanese boys have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the UN says, blaming a government-allied militia.

Robison call to stop mesh implants

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:20
Health Secretary Shona Robison urges health boards to suspend mesh implant operations until an independent review into their use is published.

VIDEO: Syria crisis 'spurred terror surge'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:20
The crisis in Syria has let to a surge in investigations and interventions carried out by anti-terrorism officers, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Pakistan fight back to beat Zimbabwe

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:16
Pakistan fight back from a below-par batting display to beat Zimbabwe and keep their World Cup quarter-final hopes alive.

Mr. Spock, Mixed-Race Pioneer

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:06

As Mr. Spock on Star Trek, the late Leonard Nimoy embodied the conflicts faced by many biracial and other people of color. Even on the diverse crew of the Enterprise, he stood out.

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The Art Of Syrian Refugees Sends A Message. Is Anyone Listening?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:03

Syria's refugees are waiting for a new life. The artists among them are depicting this life in limbo — and their memories of the country they left behind.

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How A Group Of Lung Cancer Survivors Got Doctors To Listen

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 03:03

Lung cancer survivors who met online banded together to get an option they credited with helping them added to treatment guidelines used by cancer specialists.

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Nichols: 'Test parties on migration'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:28
Politicians should be "tested" on their approach to immigration, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales says, adding he is "dismayed" it is a big issue.

Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:15

Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'

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Teaching The Holocaust: New Approaches For A New Generation

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:15

Amid the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps, a focus more on 'how Jews lived than about how they perished.'

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Labour denies blocking devolution

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:14
Plans to devolve even more power to Wales are not being blocked by Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith, Labour insists.

Graves leaves door open on Pietersen

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:11
Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves leaves the door open for an England return for Kevin Pietersen.

Coalition row over 'hate preachers'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:09
The Conservatives accuse Vince Cable of trying to water down a ban on "hate preachers" in English universities to protect free speech.

Child mental health wait increases

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:08
The number of young people waiting more than a year to be treated by mental health services has increased 10-fold in a year, figures reveal.

Ageism a disaster, says Scott Thomas

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-01 02:07
A lack of film roles for actresses in their 50s is "a disaster" and the situation is unlikely to change, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas says.

Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through Adopt A Cow

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-01 01:56

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.

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