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Homicide Ruling In Brady Death Called Unprecedented

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

The death Monday of former presidential press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Paul Rothstein about the many legal questions raised by the finding.

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Mitchell: A 2-State Solution Still Mideast's Best Hope

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:39

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with George Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace, about what it's like to try to negotiate a peace deal in the troubled region.

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Mixed reviews for BBC gymnastics show

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:06
Tumble, BBC One's new gymnastics-themed talent show, receives mixed reviews following its Saturday night launch.

She Rode To Success On Her Family's Backs — Literally

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:03

Muluh Hilda Bih developed muscular dystrophy as a girl in Cameroon. Some parents there hide a disabled child. Hers did their best to bring her into the world. Today she's a journalist and activist.

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Praise for Belladrum festival-goers

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 03:02
Thousands of people attend the sell-out 11th year of the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival near Beauly.

Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Fellow Driver

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:56

Video of the crash shows Kevin Ward walking toward Stewart's car before being hit at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday. Police say Stewart is cooperating in the probe.

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Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Fellow Driver

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:56

In a tragic collision, NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed a fellow driver who was walking on a race track in upstate New York Saturday night, authorities said.

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Man dies after light aircraft crash

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:28
A man who was on board a light aircraft which crashed on the Isle of Bute dies in hospital.

Manager Robins leaves Huddersfield

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:21
Huddersfield Town part company with manager Mark Robins after just one game of the Championship season.

Three killed in separate collisions

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:16
Three people die and another is seriously injured in separate road collisions across Wales.

Royal police probed over weapons

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 02:01
Four officers from the Royalty Protection unit of the Met Police are investigated over an allegation of weapons property being mishandled.

E-fit released after liquid attack

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:44
An e-fit of a suspect is released after an attack which left a man with "potentially life-changing" injuries when a liquid was thrown over him.

Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:26

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are concerned, and working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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Virtual Reality's Next Hurdle: Overcoming 'Sim Sickness'

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:26

Researchers as well as virtual reality hardware and software makers are working to better understand motion sickness caused by some VR technologies.

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The 'lost' poetry of World War One

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:24
The patriotic verses that sent soldiers to war

Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:14

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.

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Small Passenger Plane Crashes In Iran

NPR News - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:07

An Iranian regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, Tehran, killing 48 people onboard, state media reported.

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Petrol bomb attack in Portadown

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 01:05
Police are investigating an overnight petrol bomb attack in Portadown, County Armagh.

VIDEO: Charity song marks WWI centenary

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 00:22
A marching song which became an iconic hit during World War One is being re-launched as a video to mark the centenary of the conflict.

US in new strikes on Iraq militants

BBC - Sun, 2014-08-10 00:20
The US military says it has carried out four new air strikes on militants to defend Yazidi refugees trapped in mountains in northern Iraq.
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