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Four jailed over amputation stabbing

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:12
Three men and a youth are jailed after being found guilty of stabbing a man resulting in both his arms and legs having to be amputated.

VIDEO: 'Son of Frankel' up for auction

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:10
A foal of legendary racehorse Frankel and his dam, Crystal Gaze, will be sold at a Kensington Palace auction in London on Monday.

Hospital wards 'too noisy at night'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:01
Hospitals need to do more to ensure patients get a good night's sleep, nurses say.

Police examine online Rowling abuse

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:56
Police in Scotland are examining an allegation of "online criminality" against Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Bony 'will only go to top-six club'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:53
Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony will only leave Swansea City this summer for a top-six club, says his representative Dalibor Lacina.

Blair: What about his arguments?

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:50
What is the basis of Blair's argument on Iraq?

U.S. Launches Investigation Into Disappearance Of Bergdahl

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:50

The Army appointed Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl to investigate facts and circumstances involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's capture by the Taliban. The team won't interrogate Bergdahl in the near future.

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VIDEO: On board Italian migrant patrol ship

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:40
Matthew Price reports from on board an Italian migrant patrol ship

Islamists massacre dozens in Kenya

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:38
Al-Qaeda-linked militants attack hotels and a police station in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni, killing at least 48 people.

Koeman named new Southampton manager

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:28
Southampton confirm former Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman as their new manager on a three-year deal.

Bon Iver's 'Holocene': A Perfect Song To Write To

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:22

Andy Marra writes passionate essays about her experiences as a transgender woman. For the regular segment 'In Your Ear,' she shares some of the jams that help get her thoughts on paper.

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Remembering The Victories Of The 1964 Civil Rights Act

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:22

Law professor Randall Kennedy's memories of the Jim Crow South include his mother packing food to avoid stopping on long trips. He says the symbolism of these little moments is still important today.

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Activist Janet Mock: Please Respect Transgender Teens

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:22

When singer R. Kelly's teenager revealed himself as a transgender boy, the blogosphere erupted. Writer and activist Janet Mock discusses the do's and don'ts of writing about transgender minors.

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Is Educational Change Coming For Native Americans?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:22

President Obama is promoting new initiatives to improve education for Native American students. Ahniwake Rose, executive director of the National Indian Education Association, has the details.

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Iraq Violence: Is There an End In Sight?

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:22

As the violence in Iraq begins to close in on Baghdad, host Michel Martin learns more about the conflict from The Wall Street Journal's Farnaz Fassihi, and former U.S. interpreter Tariq Abu Khumra.

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IMF cuts US growth forecast for 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:15
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed its US growth forecast, urged policy makers to keep interest rates low and raise the minimum wage to strengthen its recovery.

Killer dogs used to 'threaten pair'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:12
A man whose pregnant partner was killed by his two pit bull-type dogs had previously used one of the animals to threaten social workers, a court hears.

'Weedy thing' thrives as Pole warms

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:10
Rising temperatures in Antarctica are helping a meek little moss species thrive at the expense of other marine creatures.

WWII bomb evacuations in Newport

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:07
Businesses, homes and a school are evacuated after the discovery of a WWII bomb during building work in Newport.

U.S. To Face Ghana As 'Group Of Death' Play Begins

NPR News - Mon, 2014-06-16 08:07

Ghana has booted the U.S. team from the past two World Cups. The game in the Brazilian city of Natal is a critical one for the Americans to have any hope advancing out of Group G.

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