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Immigrant Family's Hope On Hold After Promises From The President

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:56

Six months ago, President Obama announced executive actions that would protect millions of immigrants who are undocumented from deportation. But those actions are on hold pending a lawsuit.

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An Author Of Paper About Changing Minds On Gay Marriage Seeks Retraction

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:51

The paper, published in Science, suggested conversations could increase support for same-sex marriage. Researchers who tried to replicate the study say the data were not collected as described.

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Rangers 2-0 Hibernian

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:45
Rangers earn a hard-fought victory over Hibernian to take a two-goal advantage into the Premiership play-off semi-final.

Terminally Ill California Mom Speaks Out Against Assisted Suicide

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:40

Stephanie Packer's debilitating illnesses have led her to consider assisted suicide. But she is opposed to a California bill that would legalize the option.

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US sends Iraq missiles for IS fight

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:39
The US military says it is sending 1,000 anti-tank missiles to the Iraqi government following the fall of Ramadi to Islamic State forces.

Race to cleanup California oil spill

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:39
Two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, have formed off the coast of southern California after an onshore pipeline ruptured.

Is Harvard Showing Bias Against Asian-Americans?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:37

A coalition of more than 60 organizations says the university has adopted higher expectations for Asian applicants in order to limit enrollment of this minority group.

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Family's tribute to charity worker

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:31
Relatives of a young charity worker who died in India have praised their "beautiful, bright, caring girl".

Desperate Rohingya Granted Temporary Shelter. But What Next?

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 12:30

Malaysia and Indonesia will allow migrants stranded at sea to come ashore. But it's a one-year, one-off deal, with no signs the flow of the Muslim minority fleeing persecution in Myanmar will stop.

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'Mercedes deal was never in doubt'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:48
Lewis Hamilton on his new Mercedes contract, having a point to prove at Monaco and Ayrton Senna's out-of-body experience.

David Letterman Is Set For Final Curtain Wednesday Night

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:48

"What this means now," the talk show host told a hushed audience as he announced his departure in December, "is that Paul and I can be married."

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IS 'in control' of Syria's Palmyra

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:38
Islamic State militants in Syria take near full control of Palmyra, which contains prized ancient ruins, activists and witnesses say.

On top of the One World Trade Center

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:21
A first look from the observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, built on the site of the twin towers destroyed on the 9/11 attacks.

I'd Like To Buy The Emerging World A Coke

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 11:16

The Mad Men finale featured the classic jingle: "I'd like to buy the world a Coke," sung by a globally diverse group. Today, the global market is more important than ever to Big Soda.

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Court reveals race to stop IS family

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:58
How a family was stopped from joining IS militants

VIDEO: Celebrities on Cannes high heel row

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:55
Stars at the Cannes Film Festival give their reaction to claims by a film producer that she was turned away for wearing flat shoes.

Paracetamol in pregnancy warning

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:52
Pregnant women should be careful when using paracetamol as long-term use could affect the reproductive health of their sons, a study in mice suggests.

Osborne faces up to productivity challenge

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:32
The Chancellor has acknowledged, some would say belatedly, that the future prosperity of the UK depends on ending the flatlining of productivity

Osborne: No let-up in growth plans

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:30
George Osborne says his focus is on boosting productivity and reducing the UK's debts as he vows not to "take his foot off the pedal" after the election.

Popular Health Exchange In Jeopardy After Surprise Republican Win

NPR News - Wed, 2015-05-20 10:22

Kentucky has one of the best-run health exchanges in the country, Kynect. It's led to the second-biggest drop in uninsured nationwide. But if a GOP primary result holds up, its days could be numbered.

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