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Baroness Morgan wants to be an AM

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 11:16
Ex-MEP Baroness Morgan of Ely announces she hopes to stand for Labour at the 2016 assembly election.

The Mural That Made A Photographer Stop In His Tracks

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 11:13

When Pulitzer winner Patrick Farrell saw the painting on a Port-au-Prince wall, he waited for the right moment, then started snapping.

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My First Job: Animal Chef

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-06-23 11:10

At the zoo, pandas typically don’t go on juice cleanses, and hippopotamuses don’t adhere to a GMO-free diet. But they do need someone to prepare food for them. That’s where Hannah Hayes stepped in. Her first job was a zoo chef.

Hayes recalls walking into the zoo kitchen every morning and reading the recipes listed on a whiteboard that wrapped around the room. Each animal has its own specific diet to follow.

"I’d make fruit salad for parrots, I would create pine cones covered in peanut butter with chocolate chips or whatever the bears wanted to eat. I often would go into the freezer to get out dead baby mice for the snakes," Hayes says.

Being a chef for a variety of animals can be a pretty daunting task, but she also found it very rewarding.

"By the end of it, I think I felt pretty empowered about what I could accomplish. It made me feel empowered in the kitchen essentially, that I could create things," Hayes says.

We can make history again – Houghton

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 11:03
England captain Steph Houghton believes her side can "make history again" against hosts Canada in the World Cup quarter-final.

Police cordon off area by river

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 10:57
South Wales Police confirm they are attending an incident at an embankment in Cardiff where an area is cordoned off.

Fast Track trade bill clears hurdle

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 10:43
Legislation key to US President Barack Obama's trade agenda has passed a key hurdle in the Senate, just two weeks after it appeared to have failed.

Best Frenemies: Japan, Korea Mark 50th Anniversary Despite Rivalry

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 10:41

A half-century ago, Japan and South Korea normalized diplomatic ties. But to celebrate, both are having to put aside longstanding bitterness that's never completely gone away.

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Hungary suspends key EU asylum rule

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 10:35
Hungary suspends a key EU rule that says it must take back asylum seekers who first enter Hungary but travel on to other countries.

Spider-Man: Who is Tom Holland?

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 09:46
What do we know about the actor chosen to be a superhero?

Briton Swan, 16, shocks world 118

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 09:46
British teenager Katie Swan stuns Kristina Kucova - ranked almost 750 places higher - in their Wimbledon qualifier.

Senate Votes To Advance The White House Trade Agenda

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 09:41

The 60-37 vote clears away procedural hurdles for legislation that would allow the president to negotiate trade pacts and then put them on a so-called fast track through Congress.

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RBS under fire at annual meeting

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 09:37
The Royal Bank of Scotland's chairman faced sharp criticism from shareholders at its annual meeting.

Queen and Philip begin German tour

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 09:35
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have arrived in Germany for a four-day state visit.

Solar-Powered Plane Is Primed To Leave Japan For Hawaii

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 09:31

The Solar Impulse, an aircraft that generates power solely from the sun's energy, will leave on a trip of some 115 hours between Nagoya, Japan, and Hawaii.

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Actor Dick Van Patten Dies At 86

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 09:24

The cause was complications from diabetes, his publicist said in a statement. Van Patten is perhaps best known for the role of Tom Bradford on ABC's Eight Is Enough.

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Obama Administration To Shift Ransom-For-Hostages Rules

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 09:08

While the Obama administration maintains it will not negotiate with terrorists, it will allow families to negotiate on their own for release of their children taken hostage.

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Corruption case police sue force

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 08:51
A date is set for High Court civil action after the collapse of the UK's biggest police corruption case linked to the murder of Cardiff prostitute Lynette White.

NASA Flummoxed By Dwarf Planet's Bright Spots, 'Pyramid-Shaped Peak'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-06-23 08:44

The view captured by the Dawn spacecraft this month "shows even more small spots in the crater than were previously visible," NASA says.

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Calls to remove US rebel flag grow

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 08:43
A day after lawmakers in South Carolina called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag, pressure is mounting elsewhere in the US to retire symbols of Confederacy.

Tom Holland announced as Spider-Man

BBC - Tue, 2015-06-23 08:36
British actor Tom Holland has been announced as the new Spider-Man in the Marvel reboot.