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New Volkswagen Policy OKs Interactions With Unions At U.S. Factory

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:39

The automaker said the new would allow dialogue with groups, including unions. It comes months after the United Auto Workers lost a vote to represent workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory.

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Treasury Secretary: Boosting World Economy Requires 'Tough Decisions'

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:33

Robert Siegel talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G-20 summit in Australia. If Asia and Europe don't pick up some economic steam, Lew says, it could spell trouble for the U.S.

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Admiral raises doubts on warship work

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:09
The Ministry of Defence insists that it will continue to ensure that Royal Navy warships are built in the United Kingdom.

The Risk Of Brain Injuries Shifts As Children Grow Up

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:08

For toddlers, the risk is in taking a fall. Teenagers need to worry about car accidents, sports injuries and assault. Knowing how risks change can help prevent fatal or disabling brain injuries.

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Miliband: 'I can absolutely be PM'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:05
Labour leader Ed Miliband tells the BBC's Nick Robinson that the party will go forward "united".

Beating Springboks 'huge' - Robshaw

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:02
England captain Chris Robshaw says beating South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday would be a "huge stepping-stone" for his side.

As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:01

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.

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VIDEO: 'I have not thought of quitting'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 13:00
Labour leader Ed Miliband has spoken to the BBC about his leadership and has said he has not thought of quitting, despite criticism.

US Ebola family settles with hospital

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:59
The family of the only patient to die of Ebola in the US has received a undisclosed sum from the hospital that treated him, their lawyer has said.

What Exactly Are 'Monster Storms' And 'Bomb Cyclones'?

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

The northern U.S. is getting a blast of unseasonably cold weather, thanks to what has been dubbed a "bomb cyclone." The Washington Post's Jason Samenow explains that and other odd weather terms.

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Congress' Newest Members Come To Washington

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

The newly elected members of Congress arrived in Washington today to begin orientation for their new jobs.

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'Washington Post' To Add Editor's Notes To Fareed Zakaria Columns

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

The editorial page editor of The Washington Post says he will append editor's notes to four columns by Fareed Zakaria, saying the columns failed to credit sources sufficiently.

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Banking Giants Settle Currency Manipulation Charges

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

Six banks, including Citigroup, Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase, will pay regulators more than $4 billion to settle charges they manipulated the currency exchange market to boost profits.

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NATO Warns Of Russian Movements In Eastern Ukraine

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

NATO's commander says Russian troops, tanks and artillery have been spotted in Ukraine. This could mark an escalation in the conflict between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists there.

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Maurice Sendak's Book Collection At Heart Of Legal Dispute

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

Robert Siegel talks with The Philadelphia Inquirer's Peter Dobrin about a dispute between a Philadelphia Museum and the estate of Maurice Sendak, over the late author's rare book collection.

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Supreme Court Weighs Race And Politics In Gerrymandering Case

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court took up the question of what kind of political gerrymandering is acceptable and what is not.

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Successful Comet Landing A Major Step For Space Exploration

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

The European Space Agency on Wednesday successfully landed a probe on the surface of a comet — something that has never been done before. But scientists say the lander may not be fully secure.

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Obama Hopes Myanmar Visit Will Give Fledgling Democracy A Boost

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

President Obama is visiting Myanmar, also known as Burma, for the second time in two years. He's there to encourage the Southeast Asian nation's efforts to create a functioning democracy.

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For U.S.-China Deal On Greenhouse Gases, The Devil Is In The Details

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:42

Scientists say a new deal between the U.S. and China on greenhouse gases is a positive move toward new models for controlling emissions, but that it won't keep the Earth from dangerous levels of warming.

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VIDEO: 'It's a life sentence for us'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-12 12:37
The widow of a police officer murdered by Harry Roberts in 1966 has said she is angry that he has been released from prison.

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