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How A Historical Blunder Helped Create The Water Crisis In The West

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 11:06

In 1922, seven states drew up a plan for dividing the waters of the Colorado River. But they overestimated how much water the river could provide — and now 40 million Americans face a water crisis.

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Tama, The Cat That Saved A Japanese Train Station, Dies

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:55

Tourists would come to the Kishi train station near Wakayama City to see the feline hanging out in her office — a converted ticket booth — wearing a railway hat and collar.

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Tell us about the opportunities that changed your life

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:54

What's the best financial opportunity you've ever come across?

We want to know. Tell us your stories of great deals and fantastic job offers — opportunities that changed your life, or ones you missed. 

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Opportunities that changed your life

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:54

What's the best financial opportunity you've ever come across. 

We want to know. Tell us your stories of great deals and fantastic job offers -- opportunities that changed your life...or even ones you missed. 

Write to us! Reach out on Marketplace's Facebook page, send us an email or reach us on Twitter, @MarketplaceWKND.

Your Wallet: Opportunities

Marketplace - American Public Media - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:54

What's the best financial opportunity you've ever come across. 

We want to know. Tell us your stories of great deals and fantastic job offers -- opportunities that changed your life...or even ones you missed. 

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Rwanda spy chief 'in UK to meet MI6'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:45
The Rwandan spy chief arrested in the UK over alleged war crimes came to London to meet the head of MI6, sources have told BBC Newsnight.

Wyman 'disgusted' by Stones plaque

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:32
A plaque marking the meeting between Mick Jagger and Keith Richards is to be replaced after The Rolling Stones former bassist Bill Wyman objected.

Amy Poehler Asks A Critic Of Women's Sports, 'Really!?!'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:26

Unfortunately for Sports Illustrated analyst Andy Benoit, two people who noticed his dismissal of the Women's World Cup were Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers.

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Haven't Found The Gown? The GSA Can Help With That

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:19

The agency regularly auctions off surplus government items and is now conducting its first online auction of bridal items. If you need to accessorize, there are also veils, tiaras and bouquets.

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Christie To Announce Tuesday That He's Running For President

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:09

WNYC's Matt Katz reports that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting in the presidential race Tuesday. He would be the 14th Republican to launch a bid for the White House.

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Youngest MP awarded honours degree

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:04
The youngest MP to sit in the House of Commons for almost 350 years has been awarded a first class politics degree from the University of Glasgow.

Marikana deaths: SA police blamed

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:03
A South African commission recommends a criminal investigation into police accused over the deaths of 34 striking workers at the Marikana mine in 2012.

Pope: Sometimes Marital Separation 'Morally Necessary'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 10:01

Francis, speaking during his weekly general audience, said couples splitting may be required to protect "the weaker spouse" and children.

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Marsh stars in Australia tour opener

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 09:59
Opener Shaun Marsh makes his claim for a place in Australia's Ashes team with a century against Kent in their tour opener.

VIDEO: Can you spin it like the pros?

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 09:57
If you think you have decent hand-eye coordination, and you have a rugby ball to hand, have a go at spinning it on your finger and see if you can do it longer than Rugby League's Challenge Cup stars.

Ghana 'ball boy' receives $100,000

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 09:33
A role defined as 'ball boy' earned a Ghana staff member $100,000 at the World Cup while a drummer was paid over $5,000.

With More People Quitting Smoking, Do We Need E-Cigarettes?

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 09:31

It's easy to think that hardcore smokers will never quit, and thus e-cigarettes without the smoke is a better alternative. The changing demographics of smoking suggests otherwise, a study finds.

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Congress Signs Off On Trade Bills, Handing Obama A Huge Win

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 09:26

A final House vote marked a stunning victory for the president by clearing his path to completing the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the U.S. and 11 Pacific Rim nations.

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BSE confirmed in Irish cow

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-25 09:23
A case of "mad cow disease" identified in the Republic of Ireland was isolated to a single animal, the Irish government has said.

Sanders: 'My Goal Right Now Is To Win This Election'

NPR News - Thu, 2015-06-25 09:10

In an interview with Morning Edition host David Greene, Sanders discussed foreign policy, racial tension and his 2016 chances.

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