National / International News

LISTEN: A Cuban Protest Singer On The State Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:42

For decades, Carlos Varela has dolled out incisive criticism of the Cuban government. On our recent visit to Havana, he sang a song he says reflects the mood of the country at this historic moment.

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After A Tough Election, Israel's Netanyahu Looks To Ease Tensions

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:42

The Israeli leader ruffled feathers during the bruising campaign. Since then, he has sought to make amends. In the latest move, Israel is handing over money it had withheld from the Palestinians.

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VIDEO: What happened on Alps crash plane?

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:36
What happened on board Germanwings flight 4U 9525 before it crashed into the French Alps, killing everyone on board

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:31

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

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University Of Oklahoma: Racist Chant Learned At National Frat Event

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:14

President David Boren, releasing an investigation into the incident involving the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, contradicts statements by the fraternity's national office that the chant was learned locally.

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Murray eases past Young in Miami

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:10
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the third round of the Miami Open with a 6-4 6-2 win over Donald Young.

'My dad wanted me to play tennis'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:06
How England defender Sophie Bradley could easily have ended up playing at Wimbledon instead of Wembley.

Medical Bills Linger, Long After Cancer Treatment Ends

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 11:04

A woman's family is stuck with medical charges for care she received after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Negotiating relief from the bills has become a part-time job for her daughter.

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Did That Restaurant Pass Its Health Inspection? Now Yelp Will Tell You

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:53

You might not see health inspection information until you're opening a restaurant's door. But if you're in New York and several other cities, you'll see it when you check out an eatery's Yelp page.

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Rolls-Royce to cut 220 Scottish jobs

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:46
Rolls-Royce announces that some jobs will be lost at its plant in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, as part of global cutbacks.

O'Sullivan pulls out of China Open

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:37
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan withdraws from next week's China Open for unspecified health reasons.

Calls to 'boycott' Indiana after law

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:37
Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people.

How Senate Democrats Will Choose Their Next Leader

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:35

Closed-door leadership elections are held on a given day, but really take place over years of interaction and commerce among caucus members. Ideology and issues are not the paramount concern.

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Social workers win contempt appeal

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:18
Two social workers who were found in contempt of court after stopping a mother's contact with her children have had the finding against them quashed.

With Reid Out, Republicans See An Opportunity

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:18

Democrats argue the top Senate leader's retirement might be a good thing. But it's going to set off a scramble to replace him in one of the most hotly contested races in 2016.

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Alabama Police Officer Accused Of Injuring Indian Man Is Indicted

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:17

A federal grand jury decided there was enough evidence to bring charges against Officer Eric Parker. The incident sparked an international incident.

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Your Wallet: Recycling

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:15

Next week, we're talking about Recycling. How does reuse factor into your financial life?

Maybe you're in the market for a used car, or passed along your old baby clothes to a friend...

Tell us your story of economic recycling. Write to us, or tweet us -- we're at @MarketplaceWKND.

6 Things You Might Not Have Known About Harry Reid

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:12

The senator from Nevada was raised in a home built of scavenged railroad ties and with a toughness that has carried him through his life and political career.

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Tory benefit cut options leaked

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 10:02
The Conservatives are considering options for scrapping some benefits, the BBC learns - but the Tories say they are not party policy.

NHS: Labour's private profits cap

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:50
Is Labour trying to make NHS privatisation an election issue?