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Is A Confederate Flag License Plate Free Speech?

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:08

Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.

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VIDEO: Why are Germany Greece relations sour?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:07
The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is due to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin later to discuss the ongoing Greek financial crisis.

Hillary Clinton Is Ready To 'Stand Out' As A Female Candidate

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:03

The former secretary of state is expected to announce her presidential candidacy soon. In recent weeks, she's given speeches to women's groups, pointing to a likely shift in tone from 2008 to 2016.

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Meet The Attorney Defending Confederate Flag License Plates

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 00:03

R. James George Jr. started his legal career as a clerk for the first African-American Supreme Court justice and once defended rapper Tupac Shakur. But he's also a staunch First Amendment defender.

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England & Ireland to both make semis

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:48
England and Ireland should make the World Cup last four, says Jeremy Guscott, while Wales and Scotland can make the knockout phase.

Census Bureau Tests New Online Survey In Small Towns Ahead of 2020

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:42

The year 2020 will be the first time the census will be available online. But the Census Bureau must persuade hard-to-reach groups to take the survey. So they're doing a practice run in Savannah, Ga.

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As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:37

After a year of Ebola, the virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated, and crucially important health care workers have died.

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Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

NPR News - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:33

The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the CDC. New strategies are aimed at helping heavy drinkers reduce their intake.

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VIDEO: Ashya King 'cancer-free', say parents

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:13
The parents of five-year-old Ashya King, who were jailed after taking him abroad for brain tumour treatment, say their son is now free of cancer.

Fatal dog attack accused in court

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:02
A man charged with two offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act after a woman died following an attack is due to appear in court.

VIDEO: Charity slams global Ebola response

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 23:02
The delayed global response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa "increased the spread" of the virus, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres claims.

In pictures: Indian soldiers during World War One

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 22:48
Rare photographs chronicling the lives of Indian soldiers

VIDEO: Security guards 'working illegally'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 22:31
Widespread fraud in the licensing of security guards to work in some of the UK's most sensitive sites is exposed by a BBC investigation.

NI golf tourism target 'set at £50m'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 22:30
A five-year plan to increase golf tourism and the economic benefits the sport brings to Northern Ireland is announced by Stormont's enterprise minister.

VIDEO: Best tries of the 2015 Six Nations

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 22:29
Watch the best tries of the 2015 Six Nations, featuring Scotland's Stuart Hogg against Wales and Jonathan Joseph's score in England's match with Italy.

Dental school passes latest check-up

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 22:23
The latest report into Belfast's School of Dentistry says the centre remains fit to retain its registration, but highlights ongoing problems that still have not been addressed.

School criticised by care inspectors

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 22:17
A Carmarthen school at the centre of a police investigation into claims of historical abuse is criticised by care inspectors in a new report.

Security guards 'working illegally'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 22:02
Widespread fraud in the licensing of security guards to work in some of the UK's most sensitive sites is exposed by a BBC investigation.

Hospital staff 'act above pay grade'

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 21:09
A BBC investigation finds hospital healthcare assistants are working without proper training or supervision, putting patients at risk.

Pay rise urged for MPs on committees

BBC - Sun, 2015-03-22 20:24
MPs on Commons select committees should get a £10,000 pay rise as part of a shake-up of the legislative process, a think tank says.