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Cat Wins 'Hero Dog' Award

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-19 16:57

Tara body-slammed the neighbors' dog to save her then-4-year-old owner. When a Los Angeles shelter prepared to present its annual trophy, no dog's heroics could match the cat's.

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Payout for Alton Towers victims

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 16:47
Victims of the crash on the Alton Towers Smiler rollercoaster receive their first insurance payments.

Culture wars rage on for conservatives

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 16:31
Republican presidential candidates make their appeal to evangelicals activists, who aren't ready to give up the fight over gay marriage, religious freedom and Common Core.

Earth 'enters new extinction phase'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 16:29
The Earth has entered a "new period of extinction", a study by three US universities concludes, and humans could be among the first casualties.

Why is a feminist posting rape videos online?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:41
Is the 'shame the rapist' campaign a step too far for Indian feminism?

What yoga challenge says about India

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:23
What yoga record attempt tells us about India

Migrants flood trains in bid to leave Italy

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:20
The Italian station where migrant travel hopes are dashed

Child with good memory 'lie better'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:17
Children who have a good memory are better at telling lies and covering them up, say child psychology researchers.

Lorries causing rural 'bedlam'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:13
Lorry drivers ignoring weight restrictions on minor roads are causing "bedlam" in rural communities, the Local Government Association says.

Science row and extremism backlash

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:11
The row over sexism in science is back on the front pages and there is reaction to David Cameron's speech on extremism.

The Irish rite of passage in the US

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:07
Why so many Irish students spend summers in the US

Inside Tadmur: The worst prison in the world?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:07
Is this the world's worst prison?

The fake British tourist who 'loves' Baku

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:07
He charmed the masses at Baku 2015 - but he wasn't real

How do singers protect their voices?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:07
The tricks professional singers use to protect their voices

England practising penalties - Scott

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:06
Alex Scott says England have been practising penalties for a month, before their last-16 match against Norway on Monday.

What counts as terrorism in the US?

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 15:01
After the murder of nine black Americans at a church in Charleston, South Carolina by a white man, advocates and commentators are calling for Dylann Roof to be described as a terrorist.

Utah team cancels 'Caucasian night'

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:57
A minor league baseball team in Utah cancels plans for a "Caucasian Heritage Night" in August "in light of recent tragic events", its website says.

Woods misses US Open cut on 16 over

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:51
Former world number one Tiger Woods misses the cut at the US Open after finishing 16-over-par after the second round.

Banned Neymar out of Copa America

BBC - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:47
Brazil striker Neymar will miss the rest of the Copa America after being suspended for four games for a red card against Colombia.

Obamacare Repeal Would Add Billions to Deficit

NPR News - Fri, 2015-06-19 14:29

A new report adds to the debate over the economic impact of the Affordable Care Act in advance of a much-awaited Supreme Court ruling.

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