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Kerry Cites Progress In Iran Talks, Saying Deal Is Possible

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:58

The secretary of state says all sides appear to be getting closer to an agreement, although he acknowledges remaining differences.

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VIDEO: Pop-up velodrome tours UK streets

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:57
A pop-up 'street velodrome' is giving thousands of people a chance to have a go at track cycling

VIDEO: Hunt 'hopeful' of Men B jab deal

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:48
The health secretary says he is hopeful that a deal on a cost-effective price for a new Meningitis B vaccine can be reached with the manufacturers.

VIDEO: Australia's grey nomads at grape harvest

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:37
Phil Mercer meet a group of so-called grey nomads helping to harvest grapes for wine in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.

Chancellor opens graphene institute

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:26
Chancellor George Osborne officially opens the £61m National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester.

Tsarnaev Friend Testifies: He Was Never Violent

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

NPR's Tovia Smith tells NPR's Scott Simon about the prosecution's case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He has admitted to carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing with his brother.

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Expert: Iran Has Territorial Ambitions

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

The U.S. and its international partners continue nuclear negotiations with Iran. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Yale professor Stephen Carter about Iran's position in the Middle East.

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400 Years Later, Spain May Have Found 'Don Quixote' Author's Grave

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Archaeologists in Madrid may have discovered the long-lost remains of Miguel de Cervantes. NPR's Scott Simon asks whether or not the bones are his, and if they'll attract tourists to the site.

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Opinion Editor: Penn State Frats Need Immediate Reevaluation

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Penn State is investigating the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity for a private Facebook page with pictures of nude women. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Emily Chappell, opinions editor for The Daily Collegian.

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In Tunisia, Society 'Wasn't Quite Prepared' For Liberal Reforms

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

More than 20 people were killed this week when two gunmen stormed Tunisia's national museum. NPR's Scott Simon talks with William McCants of the Brookings Institution about the attack's repercussions.

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Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez rarely fell in the ring, but alcohol and drugs knocked him down for decades. He's clean now and telling his story to help fellow Mexicans get clean too.

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Under ISIS, Life In Mosul Takes A Turn For The Bleak

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

The militants have held Iraq's second largest city since June. Now, local Sunni residents are weary of ISIS, there are signs of strain within their ranks, and it's almost impossible to flee.

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Justice Department Weighs In On Assembly-Line Justice For Children

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

For the first time, the federal government asserting juveniles' right to counsel by wading into a Georgia case alleging inadequate counsel. Authorities say the problems occur nationwide.

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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

An HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, won't be released in Britain. Neither will the book on which it's based. That's because British and U.S. free speech protections are very different.

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Why Some Mushrooms Glow In The Dark

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:11

Scientists outfitted some fake fungi with LEDs and put them in a Brazilian forest to test their theory that light, not some funky mushroom fragrance, was luring bugs.

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With Fewer New Teachers, Why Do Some Stick Around?

NPR News - Sat, 2015-03-21 03:03

As teacher training enrollment drops, we wanted to know: Why do some teachers stay in the profession?

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Iran upbeat on nuclear talks

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 02:15
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says progress in talks with the US and other world powers could lead to a final deal in the dispute over its nuclear programme.

Why IS wants to expand into Yemen

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 02:09
If Islamic State is really behind the Sanaa bombings, it could lead to further sectarian violence in Yemen, says Barak Mendelsohn from Haverford College.

Riaz and Watson punished for clash

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 02:02
Pakistan's Wahab Riaz and Australia's Shane Watson are fined for their confrontation in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.

Police plea for child abuse witnesses

BBC - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:47
The Metropolitan Police launches a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward in its investigations into historical child sex abuse.

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